Shizugawa Station in July 2007
|Location||Shizugawa-aze Nakatsu-machi 32-6, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi
|Operated by||JR East|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||269 daily|
Shizugawa Station (志津川駅? Shizugawa-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Shizugawa 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after the station was completely destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
- Japan National Route 45
- former Shizugawa Town Hall
- Sode Beach Ocean Swimming Area
- 東日本大震災＝３月１３日 [Great Eastern Japan Earthquake = March 13]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
Media related to Shizugawa Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ５】 歌津⇒志津川" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Utatsu Station to Shizugawa Station in 2009, passing Shizuhama Station at around 03:45 minutes without stopping. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) showed that much of the landscape visible in the video was severely affected by the 2011 tsunami and most of the railway bridges the train travels across were partly or completely destroyed. The destination Shizugawa Station was completely obliterated.
- "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.
- video shot from a train (facing east) in 2009, stopping at Shizugawa Station and then proceeding to Rikuzen-Togura Station on the Kesennuma Line. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) and aftermath videos show that virtually every building visible (except the very largest white buildings in the background) in the first three minutes, and in the final minute, were washed away in the 2011 tsunami, as well as the train track and infrastructure and both stations; buildings and track in the middle part were undamaged. "Kesennuma Line Window View from Approaching Shizukawa Sta. to Rikuzen Tokura." (video). YouTube.com. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "南三陸町 Minamisanrikucho #11" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30. Shizugawa Station after the tsunami