Utatsu Station

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Utatsu Station in June 2007
Location Utatsu-aze Isatomae 186, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Opened 1977
Utatsu Station after the 2011 earthquake

Utatsu Station (歌津駅, Utatsu-eki) was a JR East railway station located in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The blue-roofed station platform remained standing after the 2011 tsunami, however the adjacent railway bridge and track (southwest of the station) collapsed. Services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Utatsu Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 42.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Utatsu Station had two opposed side platforms connected by a level crossing. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Shizuhama - Rikuzen-Minato


Utatsu 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after the station was severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Surrounding area[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Utatsu Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°43′04″N 141°31′09″E / 38.717849°N 141.519278°E / 38.717849; 141.519278