Kimitsu Station

Kimitsu Station (君津駅, Kimitsu-eki) is a passenger railway station in the city of Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Kimitsu Station

君津駅
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Kimitsu Station in June 2007
Location1-1-1 Higashi-Sakata, Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken 299-1144
Japan
Coordinates35°20′0.91″N 139°53′42.15″E / 35.3335861°N 139.8950417°E / 35.3335861; 139.8950417Coordinates: 35°20′0.91″N 139°53′42.15″E / 35.3335861°N 139.8950417°E / 35.3335861; 139.8950417
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Uchibō Line
Distance38.3 km from Soga
Platforms1 side + island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed ( "Midori no Madoguchi")
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedJanuary 15, 1915
Previous namesSusai (until 1956)
Passengers
FY20198003
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Kisarazu
towards Tokyo
Sazanami Terminus
Kisarazu
towards Chiba
Uchibō Line
  Commuter Rapid
  Keiyō Rapid
Aohori
Kisarazu
towards Soga
Uchibō Line
  Sobū Rapid
Terminus
Kisarazu
towards Soga or Chiba
Uchibō Line
Local
Aohori
towards Awa-Kamogawa
Location
Kimitsu Station is located in Chiba Prefecture
Kimitsu Station
Kimitsu Station
Location within Chiba Prefecture
Kimitsu Station is located in Japan
Kimitsu Station
Kimitsu Station
Kimitsu Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Kimitsu Station is served by the Uchibō Line, and is located 38.3 kilometres (23.8 mi) from the starting point of the line at Soga Station.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of an island platform and a side platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" ticket counter.

PlatformsEdit

1  Uchibō Line for Tateyama and Awa-Kamogawa
2,3  Uchibō Line for Kisarazu, Soga, and Chiba

HistoryEdit

The station opened on January 15, 1915 as Susai Station (周西駅) on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) Kisarazu Line. On May 24, 1919, the line was renamed the Hōjō Line, on April 15, 1929, it became the Bōsō Line, and on April 1, 1933, it became the Bōsōnishi Line. It became part of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The station was renamed to Kimitsu Station on April 1, 1956, and the line was renamed the Uchibō Line from July 15, 1972. Kimitsu Station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 8003 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 618. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kimitsu Station at Wikimedia Commons