Minami-Kesennuma BRT bus stop in September 2012
|Location||Nakamachi 2-6-1, Kesennuma, Miyagi|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||■ Kesennuma Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||11 February 1957.|
|Closed||11 March 2011|
Minami-Kesennuma Station (南気仙沼駅 Minami-Kesennuma-eki) was a JR East railway station located in the city of 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 It was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.
Minami-Kesennuma Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.
Minami-Kesennuma Station opened on 11 February 1957. 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 The station was "swept away" save for its platform by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; Services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
- Kesennuma Fish Market
- Kesennuma Port
- Kesennuma Shark Museum
- Kesennuma City Hospital
Media related to Minami-Kesennuma Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
- "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 １】 気仙沼⇒南気仙沼" (video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Kesennuma Station to Minami-Kesennuma Station in 2009, passing through Fudōnosawa Station at around 03:25 minutes without stopping. Satellite photos (e.g., in Google Maps) showed that sections of track near Minami-Kesennuma Station were severely affected by the 2011 tsunami. Kesennuma Station and Fudōnosawa Station were undamaged.
- "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.