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Rikuzen-Koizumi Station

Coordinates: 38°46′01″N 141°30′33″E / 38.766829°N 141.509069°E / 38.766829; 141.509069
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Rikuzen-Koizumi Station

Rikuzen-Koizumi Station in January 2020
General information
LocationMotoyoshida-cho Shimojuku 38, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Coordinates38°46′01″N 141°30′33″E / 38.766829°N 141.509069°E / 38.766829; 141.509069
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Platforms1 side platform
Opened11 December 1977
Closed11 March 2011
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
towards Maeyachi
Kesennuma / Ōfunato BRT Motoyoshi
towards Sakari
Rikuzen-Koizumi Station is located in Japan
Rikuzen-Koizumi Station
Rikuzen-Koizumi Station
Location within Japan
Rikuzen-Koizumi Station after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Rikuzen-Koizumi Station (陸前小泉駅, Rikuzen-Koizumi-eki) was a JR East railway station located in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was completely destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional bus rapid transit line.


Rikuzen-Koizumi Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 48.7 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Rikuzen-Koizumi Station had one side platform serving a single bi-directional track. The station was unattended.


Rikuzen-Koizumi 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. The station was completely destroyed by 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and rail services have now been replaced by a bus rapid transit line.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 Rikuzen-Koizumi Station at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (in Japanese)
  • "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 4】 本吉⇒歌津" (video). YouTube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved 2011-04-26. video of a train trip from Motoyoshi Station to Utatsu Station in 2009, passing through Rikuzen-Koizumi Station, Kurauchi Station, and Rikuzen-Minato Station at around 02:35, 03:55, 05:17 minutes, respectively, without stopping. 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. Motoyoshi Station was undamaged, Rikuzen-Koizumi Station was destroyed, Kurauchi Station was damaged, and Rikuzen-Minato Station was destroyed.