Matsuiwa Station

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JR Matsuiwa sta 001.jpg
Matsuiwa Station in July 2006
Location Matsuzaka Katahama 10, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Opened 1957
Matsuiwa Station after the 2011 earthquake
BRT bus stop in August 2012

Matsuiwa Station (松岩駅 Matsuiwa-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Matsuiwa Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and is located 65.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Matsuiwa Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Saichi - Minami-Kesennuma


Matsuiwa Station opened on 11 February 1957. 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 "swept away" save for its platform by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Surrounding area[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Matsuiwa Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°52′24″N 141°35′02″E / 38.873387°N 141.583778°E / 38.873387; 141.583778