Moichi Station

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Moichi Station

Moichi Station in August 2006
LocationMoichi Dai-san jiwari 159-9, Miyako-shi, Iwate-ken 028-2101
Coordinates39°37′14″N 141°47′58″E / 39.620587°N 141.799306°E / 39.620587; 141.799306Coordinates: 39°37′14″N 141°47′58″E / 39.620587°N 141.799306°E / 39.620587; 141.799306
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Yamada Line
Distance87.0 km from Morioka
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened8 November 1934
Passengers (FY2015)53 (daily)
Moichi Station is located in Japan
Moichi Station
Moichi Station
Location within Japan

Moichi Station (茂市駅, Moichi-eki) is a railway station on the Yamada Line in the city of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Moichi Station is served by the Yamada Line, and is located 87.0 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station.[1] It was also a terminal station for the Iwaizumi Line, until operations on that line were suspended on 31 July 2010.

Station layout[edit]

Moichi Station has a one island platform and one side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is staffed.


1-2  Yamada Line for Miyako
3  Yamada Line for Rikuchū-Kawai and Morioka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Iwaizumi Line (Officially closed in April 2014)
Terminus - (Iwate-Kariya)
Yamada Line
Rikuchū-Kawai   Express Rias   Miyako
Haratai   Local   Hikime


Moichi Station opened on 6 November 1934;[1] the Iwaizumi Line began operations from 25 June 1942.[2] The station was closed from 26 November 1946 to 5 March 1949.

The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1]

Operations on the Iwaizumi Line were suspended on 31 July 2010, and this line was officially closed on 1 April 2014, with services replaced by buses.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 53 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

Moichi Station is a small station deep in the mountains.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 499. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ Sone, Satoru (2009). No.21 釜石線・山田線・岩泉線・北上線・八戸線. 週刊 歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 国鉄・JR (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun: 18–19.
  3. ^ East Japan Railway Company, Morioka Branch (17 August 2010). お知らせ (PDF) (in Japanese). Archived from the original (pdf) on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  4. ^ 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.

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