Motoyoshi Station

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Motoyoshi

本吉
Motoyoshi Station.jpg
BRT Motoyoshi Station in December 2019
LocationTsuya-Matsuo, Motoyoshida-cho, Kesennuma, Miyagi
(宮城県気仙沼市本吉町津谷松尾)
Japan
Coordinates38°47′10″N 141°30′07″E / 38.786013°N 141.502°E / 38.786013; 141.502Coordinates: 38°47′10″N 141°30′07″E / 38.786013°N 141.502°E / 38.786013; 141.502
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Platforms1 side platform
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened11 February 1957
Closed11 March 2011
Services
Preceding station JR East Following station
Rikuzen-Koizumi
toward Maeyachi
Kesennuma / Ofunato BRT Koganezawa
toward Sakari
Location
Motoyoshi is located in Japan
Motoyoshi
Motoyoshi
Location within Japan

Motoyoshi Station (本吉駅, Motoyoshi-eki) was a railway station in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) until 2011. The station became a stop on the replacement bus rapid transit (BRT) line following the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Lines[edit]

Motoyoshi Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 51.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station had a single island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station was unattended.

History[edit]

Motoyoshi Station in June 2007

Motoyoshi Station opened on 11 February 1957.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1] The station itself was only slightly damaged by 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, however, rail services on the line were subsequently replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line.

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 483. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.

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