Motoyoshi Station

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BRT Motoyoshi Station in September 2012
Location Tsuya-Matsuo, Motoyoshida-cho, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
  • Bus stop
Opened 1957

Motoyoshi Station (本吉駅?, Motoyoshi-eki) was a railway station in Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) until 2011. The station became a stop on the replacement Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line following the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.


Motoyoshi Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 51.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station had a single island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Rikuzen-Koizumi - Koganezawa


Motoyoshi Station in June 2007

Motoyoshi Station opened on 11 February 1957.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1] The station itself was only slightly damaged by 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, however, rail services on the line were subsequently replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line.

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 483. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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Coordinates: 38°47′10″N 141°30′07″E / 38.786013°N 141.502°E / 38.786013; 141.502