Ōya-Kaigan Station in April 2005
|Location||Motoyoshida-cho Mishima 94-12, Kesennuma, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
|Previous names||Ōya (until 1997)|
Ōya-Kaigan Station (大谷海岸駅? Ōya-Kaigan-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was undamaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; however services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Ōya-Kaigan Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.
Ōya-Kaigan Station opened on 11 February 1957 as Ōya Station (大谷駅? Ōya-eki). The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. The station changed its name to its present name on 22 March 1997. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami severely damaged he station and nearby tracks, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
- Japan National Route 45
- Ōya Beach
- Ōya Post Office
Media related to Oya-Kaigan Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ３】 陸前階上⇒本吉" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Rikuzen-Hashikami Station to Motoyoshi Station in 2009, passing through Ōya-Kaigan Station and Koganezawa Station without stopping at around 03:25 minutes and 06:30 minutes, respectively. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) showed that large sections of track and railway bridges were severely affected or washed away by the 2011 tsunami. Rikuzen-Hashikami Station was undamaged, Ōya-Kaigan Station was badly damaged or destroyed, and Koganezawa Station was damaged.