Miyako Station

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Miyako Station

Miyako Station, East Japan Railway Company.JPG
JR Miyako Station in May 2013
Location1-1-80 Miyamachi, Miyako-shi, Iwate-ken 027-0052
Coordinates39°38′24″N 141°56′51″E / 39.639889°N 141.947389°E / 39.639889; 141.947389
Operated by
Distance102.1 km from Morioka
92.0 km from Sakari
Platforms2 island platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened8 November 1934
Passengers (FY2015)299 (JR East); 247 (Sanriku) daily
Miyako Station is located in Japan
Miyako Station
Miyako Station
Location within Japan
The old Sanriku Miyako Station
The old JR Miyako Station

Miyako Station (宮古駅, Miyako-eki) is a railway station in the city of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, operated by the Sanriku Railway.


Miyako Station is a terminal station on the Yamada Line, and is located 102.1 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Morioka Station. It is also a station for the Sanriku Railway's Rias Line, and was located 92.0 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Sakari Station.

Station layout[edit]

Miyako Station has two island platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


0  Rias Line for Kuji
1  Rias Line for Kamaishi and Sakari
 Rias Line for Kuji
2  Rias Line for Kuji
3  Yamada Line for Morioka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Rias Line
Sokei - Yamaguchi Danchi
Yamada Line
Moichi Express Rias Terminus
Sentoku - Terminus


Miyako Station opened on 8 November 1934; the station became a terminal station for the Miyako Line on 27 February 1972. This line was privatized on 1 April 1987, becoming the Sanriku Railway Kita-Rias Line. Miyako Station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987; the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 destroyed much of the tracks and many stations between Miyako and Kamaishi. In February 2012, JR East officially proposed that this section of the line be scrapped and the right-of-way used as a bus rapid transit (BRT) route.[1]. Afterwards, this decision was reversed, and as of 2018 the Yamada Line have been reconstructed between Miyako and Kamaishi. On 23 March 2019,it reopened and be transferred to Sanriku Railway, resulting in a one-seat ride between Kuji and Ofunato; the reconstructed segment joined up with the Kita-Rias Line on one side and the Minami-Rias Line on the other which together constitutes the entire Rias Line. At the same time, Miyako station is also transferred to Sanriku Railway.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 299 passenger daily (boarding passengers only);[3] the Sanriku Railway portion of the station was used by 247 passengers during the same period.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 被災2路線、廃止しバス専用道提案へ JR東、岩手県に [JR East proposes to scrap two lines and convert to bus routes]. The Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  2. ^ 宮古駅 駅名標は一足早く「三陸鉄道」に JRから移管準備 [Station's name plate of Miyako Station is changed to the new version slightly early as the part of transferring station from JR East to Sanriku Railway]. 毎日新聞. 2019-03-22. Archived from the original on 2019-03-22. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ Miyako City statistics 平成28年版(8.運輸・通信) ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)

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