Saichi Station in April 2005
|Location||Saichi Kawahara, Kesennuma, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
Saichi Station (最知駅 Saichi-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Saichi Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.
Saichi Station opened on 20 July 1967. 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 "swept away" save for its platform by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
Media related to Saichi Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (in Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ２】 南気仙沼⇒陸前階上" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Minami-Kesennuma Station to Rikuzen-Hashikami Station in 2009, passing through Matsuiwa Station and Saichi Station without stopping at around 03:05 minutes and 05:05 minutes, respectively. 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. Minami-Kesennuma Station, Matsuiwa Station and Saichi Station were all badly damaged or destroyed.