Rifu Station

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Rifu Station
Rifu Station 20070728.JPG
Rifu Station, July 2007
Prefecture Miyagi
(See other stations in Miyagi)
District Miyagi
Town Rifu
Neighborhood etc. Mori-gou, Sumita
Postal code 981-0103
(in Japanese) 宮城県宮城郡利府町森郷柱田
Year opened 1894
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Main Line
Statistics 2,762 passengers/day (FY2013)
Aiga bus inv.svg Small bus terminal at this station

Rifu Station (利府駅 Rifu-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in Rifu, Miyagi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


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.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, January 2007

Rifu Station has a bay platform. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter.[1]


The station opened on 4 January 1894[1] 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.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 2,573 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōhoku Main Line
Rapid: no stop
Shin-Rifu   Rifu Branch   Terminus

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(利府駅) [Station Information: Rifu Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°19′44.88″N 140°59′4.36″E / 38.3291333°N 140.9845444°E / 38.3291333; 140.9845444