|Rifu Station, July 2007|
(See other stations in Miyagi)
|Neighborhood etc.||Mori-gou, Sumita|
|Line(s)||Tōhoku Main Line|
|Statistics||2,762 passengers/day (FY2013)|
|Small bus terminal at this station|
Rifu Station is the terminus of the Rifu Branch of the Tōhoku Main Line from Iwakiri Station and is 4.3 kilometers from the intersection of the Rifu Branch with the Tohoku Main Line at Ishikiri Station. Most services operate to and from Sendai Station.
The station opened on 4 January 1894 as an intermediate station on the Yama Line to Matsushima. On 1 July 1962, services between Rifu Station and Matsushima Station were discontinued, with Rifu becoming a terminus station. From 2 July 1978, the Rifu branch line from Iwakiri was electrified at 20 kV AC. In 2002, a second platform was constructed to handle the additional passenger traffic during the 2002 FIFA World Cup held at the nearby Miyagi Stadium.
In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 2,573 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
|Tōhoku Main Line|
|Rapid: no stop|
- Miyagi Stadium
- JR East Sendai General Shinkansen Depot
- 各駅情報（利府駅） [Station Information: Rifu Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2011年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
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- JR East station information (Japanese)