Watanoha Station is a railway station in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Watanoha Station is served by the Ishinomaki Line, is located 35.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kogota Station. It is the terminus of the 47.2 kilometer Senseki-Tōhoku Line from Sendai. Watanoha Station has two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a level crossing. Watanoha Station opened on October 7, 1939. Operations of the line and the station were suspended by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Services were resumed from Ishinomaki Station to Watanoha on March 17, 2012, from Watanoha to Urashuku Station on March 16, 2013. Ishinomaki City Hall Watanoha branch office National Route 398 Mangokuura Port Watanoha Post Office In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 524 passengers daily. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Ishinomaki Station is a railway station in Ishinomaki, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Ishinomaki Station is served by both the Senseki Line / Senseki-Tōhoku Line, it is located 27.9 kilometers from the terminus of the Ishinomaki Line at Kogota Station and 49.0 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the Senseki Line at Aoba-dōri Station, 47.2 kilometers from the end of the Senseki-Tōhoku Line at Sendai Ishinomaki Station has one bay platform for the Senseki Line with two bays, a side platform and an island platform for the Ishinomaki Line. The platforms are connected by a footbridge; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Ishinomaki Station opened on October 1912 on what would become the Ishinomaki Line. On November 22, 1928, Miyaden-Ishinomaki Station opened. On May 1, 1944, the Miyagi Electric Railway was nationalized and Miyaden-Ishinomaki Station was renamed Ishinomaki Station, resulting in two nearby stations both named Ishinomaki Station. On July 21, 1990, the Senseki Line and Ishinomaki Line were joined together at a single Ishinomaki Station.
In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 3,327 passengers daily. The station and surrounding streets known as "Manga Road" are adorned with statues of characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori; the entrance to the station features characters from Kamen Rider. List of railway stations in Japan Official website Hobbylink: Manga Road, Manga Land and Museums
Kogota Station is a railway station in the town of Misato, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kogota Station is served by three lines: the Tōhoku Main Line, the Ishinomaki Line, the Rikuu East Line, it is located 395.0 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station. It is the western terminus of the Ishinomaki Line. Most Kesennuma Line trains use Kogota station as their operating terminus, although the line physically ends at Maeyachi Station. Kogota Station has two island platforms serving four tracks; the platforms are connected by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Kogota Station opened on April 1890 on what would become the Tōhoku Main Line; the Ishinomaki Line opened on October 28, 1912, the Rikuu Line opened on April 20, 1913. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 2,097 passengers daily. Kogota Post Office National Route 108 List of Railway Stations in Japan Media related to Kogota Station at Wikimedia Commons Official website
A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. Dual side platform stations, one for each direction of travel, is the basic station design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track. In some stations, the two side platforms are connected by a footbridge running above and over the tracks. While a pair of side platforms is provided on a dual-track line, a single side platform is sufficient for a single-track line. Where the station is close to a level crossing the platforms may either be on the same side of the crossing road or alternatively may be staggered in one of two ways. With the'near-side platforms' configuration, each platform appears before the intersection and with'far-side platforms' they are positioned after the intersection. In some situations a single side platform can be served by multiple vehicles with a scissors crossing provided to allow access mid-way along its length.
Most stations with two side platforms have an'Up' platform, used by trains heading towards the primary destination of the line, with the other platform being the'Down' platform which takes trains heading the opposite way. The main facilities of the station are located on the'Up' platform with the other platform accessed from a footbridge, subway or a track crossing. However, in many cases the station's main buildings are located on whichever side faces the town or village the station serves. Larger stations may have two side platforms with several island platforms in between; some are in a Spanish solution format, with two side platforms and an island platform in between, serving two tracks. Island platform Split platform
Sobanokami Station is a railway station on the Ishinomaki Line in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Sobanokami Station is served by the Ishinomaki Line, is located 23.7 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kogota Station. Sobanokami Station has one side platform, serving a single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Sobanokami Station opened on April 5, 1956; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Operations of the line and the station were suspended by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Services were resumed on March 17, 2013. National Route 45 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
The Kesennuma Line is a local rail line in Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. It connected Maeyachi Station in the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi to Kesennuma Station in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi; the route links the north-eastern coast of Miyagi Prefecture, with the Ishinomaki Line available for transfer in the south, the Ōfunato Line in the north. A large section of the railway infrastructure between Minami-Kesennuma Station and Rikuzen-Togura Station, including tracks and railway bridges, were badly damaged or destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Destroyed stations include Shizugawa Station, as well as various others; as a result of the catastrophic damage to the line and prohibitive costs of restoration as a railway, JR East proposed the line's conversion into a dedicated bus rapid transit route on 27 December 2011. At present only the Maeyachi to Yanaizu section is operated as a railway, with services on the balance of the route provided by buses. Although the Kesennuma Line's south end is Maeyachi, its operational south end should be considered Kogota Station in Misato, as the majority of Kesennuma Line trains either have Kogota as their south terminus or go through it on the way to Sendai.
Trains going this far stop at Kami-Wakuya and Wakuya Stations in Wakuya, Miyagi on the Ishinomaki Line. Greyed-out stations have been closed since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, operate only as bus stops for the JR East BRT route. April 11, 1956: Ōfunato Line begins operation as a freight line between Kesennuma and Kesennuma-Minato stations February 11, 1957: Kesennuma Line operates as a passenger line between Minami-Kesennuma and Motoyoshi stations. Ōfunato Freight Line is merged into the Kesennuma Line. Kesennuma to Minami-Kesennuma is open to the public. Minami-Kesennuma, Rikuzen-Hashikami, Ōya, Motoyoshi stations begin operation November 10, 1960: Fudōnosawa station begins operation July 20, 1967: Saichi station begins operation October 24, 1968: Yanaizu Line begins operation between Maeyachi and Yanaizu stations. Wabuchi, Rikuzen-Toyosato, Mitakedō, Yanaizu stations begin operation December 11, 1977: Kesennuma Line connects Motoyoshi and Yanaizu stations. Rikuzen-Yokoyama, Rikuzen-Togura, Shizuhama, Rikuzen-Minato and Rikuzen-Koizumi stations begin operation.
The freight line between Motoyoshi and Minami-Kesennuma is abolished. Kesennuma Line runs from Maeyachi to Kesennuma; the freight line runs from Minami-Kesennuma to Kesennuma-Minato. November 1, 1979: The remaining freight line is abolished and Kesennuma-Minato station ceases operation. April 1, 1987: Kesennuma Line becomes part of JR East. March 22, 1997: Ōya station is renamed Ōya-Kaigan station March 11, 2011: Line closed following major damage in 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. April 29, 2011: Rail service restored on Maeyachi - Yanaizu segment. May 7, 2012: Local authorities agree to BRT service to Kesennuma. August 20, 2012: BRT roadway completed between Rikuzen-Hashikami and Saichi. December 22, 2012: BRT service commences between Yanaizu and Kesennuma; this article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia A set of 11 videos showing a train trip along the entire Kesennuma Line, in 2009. Much of the track and scenery seen here were destroyed by the 2011 tsunami
Maeyachi Station is a railway station in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Maeyachi Station is served by both the Ishinomaki Line, it is the southern terminus of the Kesennuma Line and is located 12.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Ishinomaki Line at Kogota Station. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, services beyond Yanaizu have been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line, which operates starting from this station. Maeyachi Station has one side platform and one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is staffed. Maeyachi Station opened on October 28, 1912; the Yanaizu Line began operations from December 24, 1968 and was extended to Motoyoshi Station to become the Kesennuma Line in 1977. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. A train was derailed at the station on July 2003 due to a magnitude 6.2 earthquake. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 162 passengers daily.
Former Kanan Town Hall Kanan Post Office National Route 108 List of railway stations in Japan Official website "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ９】 陸前豊里⇒前谷地". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. Video of a train trip from Rikuzen-Toyosato Station to Maeyachi Station in 2009, passing Nonodake Station at around 03:35 minutes and Wabuchi Station at around 05:48 minutes, without stopping