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Otomo Station in October 2010
|Location||Otomo-cho Shimonitta 15, Rikuzentakata, Iwate
|Operated by||JR East|
|Passengers (FY2010)||102 daily|
Otomo Station (小友駅 Otomo-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station, as well as most of the structures in the surrounding area, was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Otomo Station had two opposed side platforms, connected to the station building by a level crossing. The station was unattended.
|1||■ Ōfunato Line||for Ichinoseki and Kesennuma|
|2||■ Ōfunato Line||for Sakari|
Otomo Station opened on 15 December 1933. On 23 May 1960, a tsunami caused by the Great Chilean earthquake submerged both this station and neighbouring Wakinosawa Station, making the line temporarily impassable until the water is removed. 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 one of six stations on the Ōfunato Line destroyed by the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
- National Route 340
- Keizo-ji temple
- Rikenzen-Otomo Post Office
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