Rifu Station

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Rifu Station
Rifu Station 20070728.JPG
Rifu Station, July 2007
Location Mori-gou, Sumita, Rifu, Miyagi, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Main Line
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1894
Passengers (FY2013) 2,762 daily

Rifu Station (利府駅 Rifu-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in Rifu, Miyagi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


Rifu Station is the terminus of the 4.3-kilometer Rifu Branch of the Tōhoku Main Line from Iwakiri Station. Most services operate to and from Sendai Station.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, January 2007

Rifu Station has a bay platform. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter.[1]


The station opened on 4 January 1894[1] as an intermediate station on the Yama Line to Matsushima. On 1 July 1962, services between Rifu Station and Matsushima Station were discontinued, with Rifu becoming a terminus station. From 2 July 1978, the Rifu branch line from Iwakiri was electrified at 20 kV AC. In 2002, a second platform was constructed to handle the additional passenger traffic during the 2002 FIFA World Cup held at the nearby Miyagi Stadium.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 2,573 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōhoku Main Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Shin-Rifu   Rifu Branch   Terminus

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(利府駅) [Station Information: Rifu Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°19′44.88″N 140°59′4.36″E / 38.3291333°N 140.9845444°E / 38.3291333; 140.9845444