Rikuzen-Minato Station in June 2007
|Location||Utatsu-aze Minato 116, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
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 The station was completely destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.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 had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.
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after the station was severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
Media related to Rikuzen-Minato Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (in Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ４】 本吉⇒歌津" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Motoyoshi Station to Utatsu Station in 2009, passing through Rikuzen-Koizumi Station, Kurauchi Station, and Rikuzen-Minato Station at around 02:35, 03:55, 05:17 minutes, respectively, without stopping. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) showed that large sections of track and railway bridges were severely affected or washed away by the 2011 tsunami. Motoyoshi Station was undamaged, Rikuzen-Koizumi Station was destroyed, Kurauchi Station was damaged, and Rikuzen-Minato Station was destroyed.