Shinchi Station

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Shinchi Station
Shinchi Sta 20110404.jpg
Shinchi Station after the tsunami in 2011
Location Yachigoya Masugata 14, Shinchi, Sōma, Fukushima
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line
Opened 1897
Passengers ([1]) 317 daily
Shinchi station in 2008

Shinchi Station (新地駅 Shinchi-eki?) was a railway station operated by JR East in Shinchi. Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Since March 11, 2011 the operation of the station has been suspended due to the severe damage to the railway and station facilities caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2]

JR East plans to move the station to a new location slightly farther inland, and aims to re-open the surrounding section of the Joban Line by 2017.[3]


Shinchi Station was served by the Jōban Line, and was located 315.8 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station.

Station layout[edit]

Shinchi Station had a single island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by an overhead passageway.

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 due to the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Surrounding area[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. 
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External links[edit]

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