Minami-Kesennuma Station

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Minami-Kesennuma (City Hospital)

南気仙沼 (市立病院入口)
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Minami-Kesennuma BRT bus stop in September 2012
LocationNakamachi 2-6-1, Kesennuma, Miyagi
(宮城県気仙沼市仲町二丁目6-1)
Japan
Coordinates38°53′41″N 141°34′37″E / 38.894794°N 141.576889°E / 38.894794; 141.576889Coordinates: 38°53′41″N 141°34′37″E / 38.894794°N 141.576889°E / 38.894794; 141.576889
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Platforms1 island platform
History
Opened11 February 1957.
Closed11 March 2011
Location
Minami-Kesennuma (City Hospital) is located in Japan
Minami-Kesennuma (City Hospital)
Minami-Kesennuma (City Hospital)
Location within Japan
Minami-Kesennuma Station in April 2005
Minami-Kesennuma after the 2011 earthquake

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 It was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.

Lines[edit]

Minami-Kesennuma Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 68.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Minami-Kesennuma Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Matsuiwa - Fudōnosawa

History[edit]

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 The station was "swept away" save for its platform by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami;[1] Services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kesennuma Fish Market
  • Kesennuma Port
  • Kesennuma Shark Museum
  • Kesennuma City Hospital

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akiyama, Hironari; Ishibashi, Takeharu (2011-03-13). "Kesennuma described as 'hellish sight' ". Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 2011-03-16. Archived from the original on 2011-03-16.

External links[edit]

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.