Rikuzen-Takata Station

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Rikuzen-Takata Station in June 2002
Location Takata-cho Naruishi 42-5, Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate-ken 029-2205
Coordinates 39°00′46″N 141°37′33″E / 39.012737°N 141.625889°E / 39.012737; 141.625889
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line
Distance 85.4 km from Ichinoseki
Platforms 2 side platforms
Structure type At grade
Other information
Status Staffed
Website Official website
Opened 15 December 1933
Closed 11 March 2011
Passengers (FY2010) 220 daily
Rikuzen-Takata is located in Japan
Location within Japan
Rikuzen-Takata Station 2 months after 2011 Tohoku earthquake

Rikuzen-Takata Station (陸前高田駅, Rikuzen-Takata-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Rikuzentakata, 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as most of the structures in the surrounding area, was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Rikuzen-Takata Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 85.4 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuzen-Takata Station had two opposed side platforms, connected by a level crossing. The station had a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Ōfunato Line for Sakari
2  Ōfunato Line for Ichinoseki and Kesennuma

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Takekoma - Wakinosawa


Rikuzen-Takata Station opened on 15 December 1933. 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, which also killed the station staff. Services have now been replaced by a BRT.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Rikuzen-Takata city hall
  • Rikuzen-Takata bus terminal
  • Rikuzen-Takata Post Office
  • Takata-matsubara

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