Onagawa Station

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Onagawa Station
女川駅
Onagawa-stn-01.jpg
Reconstructed Onagawa Station in 2015
Location Onagawahama Ohara, Onagawa, Oshika, Miyagi
(牡鹿郡女川町女川浜字大原)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ishinomaki Line
History
Opened 1939
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010[1]) 314 daily

Onagawa Station (女川駅?, Onagawa-eki) is a railway station on the Ishinomaki Line in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Onagawa Station is a terminal station on the Ishinomaki Line, located 44.9 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Kogota Station.

Station layout[edit]

Onagawa Station has one bay platform, serving a single track, connected to the station building by a footbridge.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ishinomaki Line
Urashuku   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

Onegawa Station opened on October 7, 1939. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Operations were suspended after the tsunami on March 11, 2011 which destroyed the station building and nearby railway tracks.[2]

Just over four years later, on March 21, 2015, the reconstructed Onagawa Station reopened marking the restoration of the entire Ishinomaki Line. The new station building features an integrated community center and public bathing facility on the upper floors. The building was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, who also contributed to the design of temporary housing structures in the town in the wake of the March 2011 tsunami.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

The KiHa 40 series DMU car originally parked next to the station, seen here in 2007

Before the tsunami disaster, a former JR East KiHa 40 series diesel multiple unit car, KiHa 40 519, was parked next to the "Yupoppo" onsen facility next to the station, for use as a lounge space.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR East statistics (2010). Number of boarding passengers.
  2. ^ ビル屋上に車、駅は土台だけ…女川襲った津波 (in Japanese). Yomiuri Online. March 13, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Onagawa Station Opening Ceremony". www.shigerubanarchitects.com. Shigeru Ban Architects. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Nishiwaki, Kōji; Fujita, Gorō (January 2011). "キハ40系一族" [The KiHa 40 Series Family]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 51 no. 597. Japan: Kōyūsha. pp. 15–63. 

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Coordinates: 38°26′47″N 141°26′42″E / 38.446345°N 141.444972°E / 38.446345; 141.444972