Soga Station

Soga Station (蘇我駅, Soga-eki) is a junction railway station located in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) and the all-freight Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company.

Soga Station

蘇我駅
Soga Station West.jpg
West exit, December 2011
Location2 Imai, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken, 260-0834
Japan
Coordinates35°34′53.33″N 140°07′52.10″E / 35.5814806°N 140.1311389°E / 35.5814806; 140.1311389Coordinates: 35°34′53.33″N 140°07′52.10″E / 35.5814806°N 140.1311389°E / 35.5814806; 140.1311389
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance43.0 km from Tokyo
Platforms3 island platforms
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedJanuary 20, 1896.
Passengers
FY201934,189
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Shin-Kiba
JE05
towards Tokyo
Keiyō Line
  Commuter Rapid
through to Sotobō Line and Uchibō Line
Chibaminato
JE16
towards Tokyo
Keiyō Line
  Rapid
  Local
Tokyo
TYOJE01
Terminus
Sazanami Goi
towards Kimitsu
through to Keiyō Line Uchibō Line
  Commuter Rapid
  Keiyō Rapid
Hamano
Hon-Chiba
towards Chiba
Uchibō Line
  Sobū Rapid
Hamano
towards Kimitsu
through to Keiyō Line Uchibō Line
Local
Hamano
towards Awa-Kamogawa
Hon-Chiba
towards Chiba
Kaihimmakuhari
JE13
(limited service)
towards Tokyo
Wakashio Toke
(limited service)
towards Awa-Kamogawa
through to Keiyō Line Sotobō Line
  Commuter Rapid
  Keiyō Rapid
Kamatori
towards Katsuura
Hon-Chiba
towards Chiba
Sotobō Line
  Sobū Rapid
Kamatori
through to Keiyō Line Sotobō Line
Local
Kamatori
towards Awa-Kamogawa
Hon-Chiba
towards Chiba
Location
Soga Station is located in Chiba Prefecture
Soga Station
Soga Station
Location within Chiba Prefecture
Soga Station is located in Japan
Soga Station
Soga Station
Soga Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Soga Station is the northern terminal station for the Uchibō Line and is 3.8 kilometers from the northern terminus of the Sotobō Line at Chiba Station. It is 43.0 kilometers from the terminus of the Keiyō Line at Tokyo Station. The station is also the starting point of the Keiyō Rinkai Railway's Rinkai Main Line.

Station layoutEdit

Soga is an elevated station with an elevated station building, three island platforms and a total of six passenger lines. Freight lines are located to the side of the first platform, and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway office is located to the side of these. The station is staffed with personnel from both companies. It includes a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and automatic ticket gates.

PlatformsEdit

 
Track layout
1, 2  Uchibō Line for Chiba, Tokyo
 Sotobō Line for Chiba, Tokyo
 Keiyō Line for Chiba, Tokyo
3, 4  Keiyō Line for Kaihimmakuhari, Minami-Funabashi, Maihama, Shin-Kiba, and Tokyo
5, 6  Uchibō Line for Goi, Kisarazu
 Sotobō Line for Ōami, Togane, Naruto, Mobara
  • Lines 3 and 4 terminate at this station.
  • During the morning rush hour and certain other times, two different trains bound for Tokyo, namely the train connecting to the Sōbu Line Rapid via the Sotobō Line, and the Keiyō Line trains (via Kaihimmakuhari and Shin-Kiba) leave from the same platform (platform 2).

HistoryEdit

Soga Station opened on January 20, 1896.[1] The station became part of JR East on the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987.[1] The Keiyō Line opened on December 1, 1988.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 34,189 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

SurroundingsEdit

  • Chibadera Station
  • Soga Sports Park
  • Fukuda Denshi Arena (Soga Stadium) --JEF United Ichihara / Chiba Home Stadium.
  • JFE Gymnasium
  • Shukutoku University (Chiba Campus, Chiba 2nd Campus)
  • Ueno Law Business College

Bus routesEdit

  • Chiba Chuo Bus
  • Kominato Tetsudō Bus
  • Askabus
  • Keikyu Bus (Haneda Airport Limousine Bus (same direction as the Kominato Tetsudo Bus))

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 613. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  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 Soga Station at Wikimedia Commons