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Mobara Station

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Operated by  JR East
Connections  Bus stop
Passengers (FY2009)  11,828 daily
Opened  1897
Line(s)  Sotobō Line
Previous names  Mohara (until 1935)
Address  Japan
Mobara Station
Location  1 Machibo, Mobara, Chiba (千葉県茂原市町保1) Japan
Similar  Shin‑Mobara Station, Honnō Station, Kazusa‑Ichinomiya Station, Yatsumi Station, Awa‑Kamogawa Station

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Mobara Station (茂原駅, Mobara-eki) is a railway station in Mobara, Chiba Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

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Lines

Mobara Station is served by the Sotobō Line, and is located 34.3 km from the starting point of the line at Chiba Station. Limited express Wakashio services from Tokyo to Awa-Kamogawa stop at this station.

Station layout

Mobara Station has a two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to each other and to the station building by an underpass.

History

Mobara Station opened on April 17, 1897 as Mohara Station (茂原駅, Mohara-eki) on the Bōsō Railway. It was absorbed into the Japanese Government Railways on September 1, 1907. From 1909-1926 it was also the terminal of the Chōnan-Mobara-Kan Jinsha Kidō (庁南茂原間人車軌道), a human-powdered railway extending to Chōnan, Chiba. On August 1, 1930, the station became the terminus of the Nansō Railway (南総鉄道, Nansō Tetsudō), which became the Sotobō Line from 1939. It was renamed to its present name on July 10, 1935. It joined the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

References

Mobara Station Wikipedia


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