Shinchi Station

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Shinchi Station
Shinchi Sta 20110404.jpg
Shinchi Station after the tsunami in 2011
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
District Sōma
Town Shinchi
Year opened 1897
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line
Statistics 317 passengers/day [1]
Shinchi station in 2008

Shinchi Station (新地駅 Shinchi-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Shinchi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Since March 11, 2011 the operation of the station has been suspended due to the severe damage to the railway and station facilities caused by the tsunami.[2]

JR East plans to move the station to a new location slightly farther inland, and aims to re-open the surrounding section of the Joban Line by 2017.[3]


Surrounding area[edit]


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  1. ^ JR East statistics (2010). Number of boarding passengers.
  2. ^ 【東日本大震災】「悪夢だ」 電車「くの字」 福島・新地町 (in Japanese). MSN Sankei News. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
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  4. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 436, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

Coordinates: 37°52′51″N 140°55′38″E / 37.8809°N 140.9272°E / 37.8809; 140.9272