Tomobe Station

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Tomobe Station

友部駅
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Tomobe Station, July 2007
LocationTomobe-ekimae 1-24, Kasama-shi, Ibaraki-ken 309-1735
Japan
Coordinates 36°21′02″N140°18′21″E / 36.3506°N 140.3057°E / 36.3506; 140.3057 Coordinates: 36°21′02″N140°18′21″E / 36.3506°N 140.3057°E / 36.3506; 140.3057
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance98.9 km from Nippori
Platforms1 side + 2 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed ( Midori no Madoguchi )
Website Official website
History
Opened1 January 1895
Passengers
FY20193531 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Ishioka
toward Shinagawa
Tokiwa Akatsuka
(limited service)
toward Takahagi
Iwama
toward Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsu
Uchihara
toward Sendai
Shishido
toward Oyama
Mito Line Uchihara
toward Mito
Location
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Tomobe Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
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Tomobe Station
Tomobe Station (Japan)

Tomobe Station (友部駅, Tomobe-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is also a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).

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Lines

Tomobe Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 98.8 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. It is also the official terminus of the 50.2 km Mito Line.

Station layout

The station consists of one side platform and two island platforms, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office. All the "Tokiwa" trains on the Jōban Line stop at this station. Except during the day, Mito line trains operate directly to Mito/ Katsuta on the Jōban line. During the daytime, two regular trains and one limited express train stop every hour, making it possible to access Tokyo and Shinagawa without having to transfer.

Platforms

1 Jōban Line
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Toride, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
2 Jōban Linefor Mito, Katsuta, Hitachi, Takahagi and Iwaki
3 Jōban Linefor Mito, Katsuta, Hitachi, Takahagi and Iwaki
 Mito Linefor Kasama, Shimodate and Oyama
4 Jōban Linefor Mito (Through service from Mito Line)
 Mito Linefor Kasama, Shimodate and Oyama
5 Jōban Linefor Mito (Through service from Mito Line)

History

Tomobe Station was opened on 1 January 1895. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. A new station building was completed in 2007.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 3531 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [1]

Surrounding area

See also

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References

  1. 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.

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