Shinchi Station

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Shinchi Station
Shinchi Station reopening 20161210.jpg
Shinchi Station on the day of reopening in December 2016
Location Yachigoya, Shinchi-machi, Sōma-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-2702
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Joban Line
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 10 November 1897
Rebuilt 2016
Passengers (FY2010) 317 daily[1]
Shinchi Station is located in Japan
Shinchi Station
Shinchi Station
Location within Japan

Shinchi Station (新地駅, Shinchi-eki) is a railway station on the Joban Line in Shinchi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Operation of the station was suspended due to severe damage to the railway and station facilities caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.[2] The station reopened at a new location in December 2016.


Shinchi Station is served by the Joban Line.

Station layout[edit]

Shinchi Station previously had a single island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Komagamine Local Sakamoto


Shinchi Station opened on November 10, 1897. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

The station was totally destroyed by the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. It reopened at a new location further inland on 10 December 2016.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ JR East statistics (2010). Number of boarding passengers.
  2. ^ 【東日本大震災】「悪夢だ」 電車「くの字」 福島・新地町 (in Japanese). MSN Sankei News. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ 常磐線 相馬~浜吉田間の運転再開について [Reopening of Joban Line between Soma and Hamayoshida]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 30 September 2016. Archived from the original on 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 37°55′43″N 140°54′46″E / 37.9286°N 140.9129°E / 37.9286; 140.9129