Chōshi Station

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Chōshi Station
銚子駅
Choshi Station exterior.jpg
Chōshi Station exterior in May 2018
Location Nishi-shibachō, Chōshi-shi, Chiba-ken
Japan
Coordinates 35°43′45″N 140°49′39″E / 35.72917°N 140.82750°E / 35.72917; 140.82750Coordinates: 35°43′45″N 140°49′39″E / 35.72917°N 140.82750°E / 35.72917; 140.82750
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 120.5 km from Tokyo
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 June 1897 (1897-06-01)
Rebuilt 1936, 1948, 2018
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016, JR East) 3,264 daily
Location
Chōshi Station is located in Chiba Prefecture
Chōshi Station
Chōshi Station
Location within Chiba Prefecture
Chōshi Station is located in Japan
Chōshi Station
Chōshi Station
Chōshi Station (Japan)

Chōshi Station (銚子駅, Chōshi-eki) is a railway station in Chōshi, Chiba, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and also used by the private railway operator Choshi Electric Railway.

Lines[edit]

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[edit]

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 Choshi Electric Railway trains. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.[2]

Platforms[edit]

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[edit]

« 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[edit]

Former station exterior in January 2007

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 Choshi 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] 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 Choshi Electric Railway platform in December 1974, and this was replaced by the present-day Dutch-style building in November 1990.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the JR East station was used by an average of 3,264 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[22]
2016 3,264[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus terminal[edit]

The following long-distance buses operate from Choshi Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  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): 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. ISBN 978-4-7770-5309-4. 
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  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. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ Choshi Camera Museum official website Retrieved 28 January 2012. (in Japanese)
  24. ^ "銚子~東京駅・浜松町線". www.chibakotsu.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  25. ^ "銚子~千葉・幕張線". www.chibakotsu.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 

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