|Connections Bus stop|
|Location 1-1-80 Miyamachi, Miyako, Iwate
Operated by JR East Sanriku Railway
Line(s) Yamada Line North Rias Line
Passengers (FY 2012 (JR)) 314 (JR) + 323 (Sanriku) daily
Similar Jōdogahama, Sokei Station, Kuji Station, Kamaishi Station, Moichi Station
Miyako station bus stop
Miyako Station (宮古駅, Miyako-eki) is a railway station on the Yamada Line in Miyako, Iwate, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
- Miyako station bus stop
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hd noodle shop of miyako station iwate
Miyako Station is served by the Yamada Line, and is located 102.1 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station. It is also a terminal station for the Sanriku Railway North Rias Line.
Miyako Station has a side platform and an island platform connected to the station building by an overhead crossing. The station has a Green Window ticket booth. The side platform is used by the Sanriku Railway for only one starting train per day, with the island platform shared by both the Yamada Line and the Sanriku Railway.
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.