Rikuzen-Togura Station in July 2009
|Location||Togura, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
Rikuzen-Togura Station (陸前戸倉駅 Rikuzen-Togura-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was destroyed by the 2011 tsunami and surrounding railway track was washed away. Services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Rikuzen-Togura Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.
Rikuzen-Togura 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after the station was severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
- Japan National Route 45
- Japan National Route 348
- Shizuhama Port
- Togura Post Office
- Togura Elementary School
- Togura Middle School
Media related to Rikuzen-Togura Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ６】 志津川⇒陸前横山" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Shizugawa Station to Rikuzen-Yokoyama Station in 2009, passing Rikuzen-Togura Station at around 03:48 minutes without stopping. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) showed that some sections of the railway were completely washed away by the 2011 tsunami, particularly near the departure point of Shizugawa Station and the vicinity of Rikuzen-Togura Station, while other sections remained intact.