Kesennuma Station in December 2012
|Location||1-5-25 Furumachi, Kesennuma, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
|Passengers (FY2012)||261 daily|
Kesennuma Station was a junction station served by the Ōfunato Line and the Kesennuma Line. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, services on the Kesennuma Line between Kesennuma and Yanaizu have been suspended, and services replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line. The Ōfunato Line still serves Kesennuma from its terminal at Ichinoseki; however services past Kesennuma have likewise been suspended and replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line. The station is located 17.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.
|1||■ Kesennuma Line||for Yanaizu (suspended)|
|2||■ Kesennuma Line||siding|
|3||■ Ōfunato Line||for Ichinoseki|
Kesennuma Station opened on 31 July 1929 on the Ōfunato Line. Passenger services on the Kesennuma Line began on 11 February 1957. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the station has become the de facto terminal station of the Ōfunato Line, with services beyond the station replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line. Services on the Kesennuma Line have also been suspended and replaced by a bus line.
- National Route 284
- Kesennuma Furumachi post office
- Kesennuma tax office
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kesennuma Station.|
- JR East Station information (Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 １】 気仙沼⇒南気仙沼" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Kesennuma Station to Minami-Kesennuma Station in 2009, passing through Fudōnosawa Station