Rikuzen-Minato Station

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Rikuzen-Minato Station in June 2007
Location Utatsu-aze Minato 116, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Opened 1977
Rikuzen-Minato Station after the 2011 earthquake
BRT station in December 2012

Rikuzen-Minato Station (陸前港駅, Rikuzen-Minato-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was completely destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Rikuzen-Minato Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 44.9 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuzen-Minato Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Utatsu - Kurauchi


Rikuzen-Minato Station opened on 11 December 1977. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Operations were discontinued after the station was severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Surrounding area[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rikuzen-Minato Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°44′19″N 141°31′51″E / 38.738628°N 141.530889°E / 38.738628; 141.530889