Narutō Station

Narutō Station (成東駅, Narutō-eki) a junction passenger railway station in the city of Sanmu, Chiba Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Narutō Station

成東駅
Naruto Sta. reform.jpg
Station forecourt after rebuilding, December 2009
Location305 Tsube, Sanmu-shi, Chiba-ken 289-1345
Japan
Coordinates35°36′31″N 140°24′36″E / 35.6086°N 140.4101°E / 35.6086; 140.4101Coordinates: 35°36′31″N 140°24′36″E / 35.6086°N 140.4101°E / 35.6086; 140.4101
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance76.9 km from Tokyo
Platforms1 side + 1 bay platform
Tracks4
Other information
StatusStaffed ("Midori no Madoguchi" )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1 May 1897
Passengers
FY20192783
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Yachimata
towards Tokyo
Shiosai Yokoshiba
towards Chōshi
Yachimata
towards Chiba
Sōbu Main Line
  Rapid
Terminus
Hyūga
towards Chiba
Sōbu Main Line
Local
Matsuo
towards Chōshi
Gumyō
towards Ōami
Tōgane Line Terminus
Location
Narutō Station is located in Chiba Prefecture
Narutō Station
Narutō Station
Location within Chiba Prefecture
Narutō Station is located in Japan
Narutō Station
Narutō Station
Narutō Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Narutō Station is served by the Sōbu Main Line and Tōgane Line, and is located 76.9 km from the western terminus of the Sōbu Main Line at Tokyo Station. It also forms the eastern terminus of the 13.8 kilometer Tōgane Line to Ōami. Shiosai limited express services between Tokyo and Chōshi stop at this station.[1]

Station layoutEdit

 
View of the platforms

Narutō Station has two side platforms and a single island platform, one side of which has a cutout, enabling the station to serve a total of four tracks. Then platforms are connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.[2]

PlatformsEdit

0  Tōgane Line for Tōgane, Ōami, Soga, and Chiba
1,2  Sōbu Line for Sakura,Chiba, and Tokyo
for Yōkaichiba, Asahi, and Chōshi
3  Sōbu Line for Sakura and Chiba
for Yōkaichiba, Asahi, and Chōshi
 Tōgane Line for Tōgane, Ōami, Soga, and Chiba

HistoryEdit

Narutō Station opened on 1 May 1897.[2] During World War II, on 13 August 1945, a train containing five passenger carriages and four freight carriages was strafed by American aircraft while stopped at Narutō Station. The freight cars contained four anti-aircraft guns and ammunition, which were ignited in the attack. Although station workers and members of the Imperial Japanese Army 3rd Guards Division attempted to extinguish the fire, the resultant explosion killed 15 civilian station staff and 27 soldiers. A memorial to the event was erected at the station in 1957.[3]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 2783 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ JR Timetable, August 2011 issue, pp. 110–111
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(成東駅) [Station Information: Narutō Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ Miyoshi, Yoshizo (2014). 120 Years of the Sobu Line. JTB Publishing. ISBN 978-4533096310. (in Japanese)
  4. ^ 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 Narutō Station at Wikimedia Commons