Rikuzen-Takata Station

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Rikuzen-Takata Station
Rikuzen-Takata Station in June 2002
Prefecture Iwate
(See other stations in Iwate)
City Rikuzentakata
Neighborhood etc. Takata-cho Naruish 42-5
Postal code 029 - 2205
(in Japanese) 岩手県陸前高田市高田町字鳴石42-5
Year opened 1933
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line
Statistics 220 passengers/day (FY2010)
Rikuzen-Takata Station 2 months after 2011 Tohoku earthquake

Rikuzen-Takata Station (陸前高田駅 Rikuzen-Takata-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station, as well as most of the structures in the surrounding area, was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Rikuzen-Takata Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 85.4 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuzen-Takata Station had two opposed side platforms, connected by a level crossing. The station has a Midori-no-madoguchi staffed ticket counter.


1 Ōfunato Line for Sakari
2 Ōfunato Line for Ichinoseki and Kesennuma

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Takekoma - Wakinosawa


Rikuzen-Takata Station opened on 15 December 1933. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. The station was one of six stations on the Ōfunato Line destroyed by the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which also killed the station staff.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Rikuzen-Takata city hall
  • Rikuzen-Takata bus terminal
  • Rikuzen-Takata Post Office
  • Takata-matsubara

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°00′46″N 141°37′33″E / 39.012737°N 141.625889°E / 39.012737; 141.625889