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Chōshi Station

Chōshi Station
銚子駅
Chōshi Station exterior, January 2007
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Chōshi
Neighborhood Nishi-shibachō
Postal code 288-0044
Address in Japanese 千葉県銚子市西芝町
History
Opened 1897
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Chōshi Electric Railway Company
Line(s) Sōbu Main Line
Narita Line
Chōshi Electric Railway Line
Statistics 3,395 passengers/day (FY2012, JR East)
Small bus terminal at this station

Chōshi Station (銚子駅 Chōshi-eki) is a railway station in Chōshi, Chiba, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • Platforms 2.1
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • Surrounding area 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Lines

Chōshi Station is the eastern terminal station of the Sōbu Main Line and serves some through trains on the Narita Line to Sawara and Narita. It is 120.5 km (74.9 mi) from the western terminus of the Sōbu Main Line at Tokyo Station. It also forms the terminus of the privately operated Chōshi Electric Railway Line to Tokawa.[1]

Station layout

The JR East station facilities consist of one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks. A bay platform is located between the JR platforms 2 and 3 for Chōshi Electric Railway trains. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.[2]

Platforms

1  Sōbu Main Line for Yōkaichiba, Narutō, Chiba, and Tokyo
 Limited express Shiosai for Yōkaichiba, Narutō, Chiba, and Tokyo
 Limited express Ayame for Sawara, Narita, Chiba, and Tokyo
2  Sōbu Main Line for Asahi, Yōkaichiba, Narutō, and Chiba
-  Chōshi Electric Railway Line for Nakanochō, Inuboh, and Tokawa
3  Narita Line for Sawara, Narita, and Chiba

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Sōbu Main Line
Iioka Shiosai Terminus
Matsugishi Local Terminus
Narita Line
Shimōsa-Toyosato Ayame Terminus
Matsugishi Local Terminus
Chōshi Electric Railway Line
Terminus - Nakanochō

History

Chōshi Station opened on 1 June 1897 as a station on the Sōbu Railway.[2] On 1 September 1907, the Sōbu Railway was nationalized, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR).

The Chōshi Electric Railway Line from Chōshi to Tokawa opened on 5 July 1923, using the trackbed and infrastructure of the earlier Chōshi Sightseeing Railway (銚子遊覧鉄道 Chōshi Yūran Tetsudō), which operated between Chōshi and Inuboh from December 1913 to November 1917.[3]

Choshi Station in the 1950s

The original station building was replaced by a new two-storey wood-frame-and-mortar building in 1936. An additional platform was added at the same time, and a new underground passage was opened linking the new platform. The 1936 station building lasted only nine years, as it was destroyed in 1945 by fire during World War II. The third-generation station building was completed in January 1948, and a further platform was added at the same time, creating the three-platform arrangement that continues to this day.[4]

After World War II, JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR). Scheduled freight operations were suspended from 31 March 1978. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.

A roof was added to the entrance to the Chōshi Electric Railway platform in December 1974, and this was replaced by the present-day Dutch-style building in November 1990.[4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2012, the JR East station was used by an average of 3,395 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
JR East Choshi Electric Railway
2000 4,174[6]
2001 4,055[7]
2002 3,868[8]
2003 3,768[9]
2004 3,743[10]
2005 3,693[11]
2006 3,605[12]
2007 3,481[13] 935[14]
2008 3,324[15] 889[16]
2009 3,249[17] 795[18]
2010 3,352[19] 673[20]
2011 3,366[21]
2012 3,395[5]

Surrounding area

References

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 41.  
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(銚子駅) [Station Information: Chōshi Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Shirato, Sadao (March 2014). 銚子遊覧鉄道 [Chōshi Sightseeing Railway]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese) (Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai) 64 (887): p.108-109. 
  4. ^ a b Shirato, Sadao (June 2011). 銚子電気鉄道(上) [Choshi Electric Railway Volume One]. Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. pp. 22–23.  
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  14. ^ 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2007(平成19)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2008)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  16. ^ 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2008(平成20)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2008)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  18. ^ 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2009(平成21)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2009)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  20. ^ 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2010(平成22)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2010)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  21. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  22. ^ Choshi Camera Museum official website Retrieved 28 January 2012. (Japanese)

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)

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