Rikuzen-Yahagi Station

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Rikuzen-Yahagi Station
Rikuzen-Yahagi Station in April 2005
Prefecture Iwate
(See other stations in Iwate)
City Rikuzentakata
Neighborhood etc. Yahagi-cho
Postal code 029 - 2201
(in Japanese) 岩手県陸前高田市矢作町
Year opened 1933
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line

Rikuzen-Yahagi Station (陸前矢作駅 Rikuzen-Yahagi-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station was closed following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Rikuzen-Yahagi Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 79.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuzen-Yahagi Station had two opposed side platforms connected by a level crossing. The station was unattended.


1 Ōfunato Line for Rikuzen-Takata and Sakari
2 Ōfunato Line for Ichinoseki and Kesennuma

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Kami-Shishiori - Takekoma


Rikuzen-Yahagi Station opened on 14 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 closed after the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Surrounding area[edit]

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Coordinates: 39°01′21″N 141°34′46″E / 39.02256°N 141.5795°E / 39.02256; 141.5795