Shimanokoshi Station

Shimanokoshi Station (島越駅, Shimanokoshi-eki) is a railway station on the Sanriku Railway Company’s Rias Line located in the village of Tanohata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and subsequently rebuilt at a new location.

Shimanokoshi Station

former Shimanokoshi Station in May 2010
LocationDai-2 Matsumaezawa 1-20, Tanohata-mura, Shimohei-gun, Iwate 028-8404
Coordinates39°54′57.5″N 141°56′22.7″E / 39.915972°N 141.939639°E / 39.915972; 141.939639
Operated bySanriku Railway Company
Line(s) Rias Line
Distance125.6 km from Sakari
Platforms1 side platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 April 1984
Rebuilt27 July 2014
Shimanokoshi Station is located in Japan
Shimanokoshi Station
Shimanokoshi Station
Location within Japan
Shimanokoshi Station after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami


Shimanokoshi Station is served by the Rias Line, and is located 125.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Sakari Station.

Station layoutEdit

Shimanokoshi Station had a single side platform serving a single bi-directional track, located on an embankment.

Adjacent stationsEdit

Sanriku Railway Company
Iwaizumi-Omoto   Local   Tanohata


Shimanokoshi Station opened on 1 April 1984, the same day of the privatization of the Japan National Railway (JNR) Kuji Line (which became the Sanriku Railway Company). During the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, much of the surrounding area was destroyed by a 20 metres (66 ft) tsunami, which also swept away the station building, and parts of the tracks and suspending services on a portion of the Sanriku Railway. The portion of the line from Rikuchū-Noda to Tanohata resumed operations on 1 April 2012.,[1] and services were extended to Omoto on 6 April 2014.[2] The new station building was constructed approximately 100 meters north of the original station, on higher ground.[3]。The new station building was officially opened on 27 July 2014.[4] Minami-Rias Line, a portion of Yamada Line, and Kita-Rias Line constitute Rias Line on 23 March 2019. Accordingly,this station became an intermediate station of Rias Line.[5]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Shimanokoshi Post Office

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "三陸鉄道:陸中野田-田野畑で運転再開". Mainichi Shimbun. 2012-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  2. ^ "三鉄が4月全線再開 南リアス線5日、北リアス線6日". Iwate Nippo. 2014-01-02. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  3. ^ "三陸鉄道、島越駅駅舎再建に遅れ". Yomiuri Newspaper. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  4. ^ "三陸鉄道 津波で全壊の駅舎を再建". NHK News. 2014-07-27. Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-27.《》
  5. ^ 三陸鉄道はいま、ひとつにつながるリアス線 (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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