Rikuchū-Yamada Station

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Rikuchū-Yamada Station
Rikuchū-Yamada Station in October 2006
Location Kawamukai-cho 8-13, Yamada, Shimohei, Iwate
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yamada Line
Opened 1935
Passengers (FY2012) 162 daily

Rikuchū-Yamada Station (陸中山田駅, Rikuchū-Yamada-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station was destroyed during 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and operations have been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line. As of 2018, the station is being rebuilt and will be transferred to the Sanriku Railway upon completion of the line.


Rikuchū-Yamada Station was served by the Yamada Line, and was located 128.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuchū-Yamada Station had two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station was staffed and had a Green Window ticket counter.


1  Yamada Line for Kamaishi and Hanamaki
2  Yamada Line for Miyako and Kuji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamada Line
Toyomane - Orikasa


Rikuchū-Yamada Station opened on 17 November 1935. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. The station was destroyed in the fire which followed the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Surrounding area[edit]

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Coordinates: 39°27′48″N 141°57′06″E / 39.4633°N 141.9516°E / 39.4633; 141.9516