Sanriku Railway’s new station “Nittaro Station” opens, and the role to support the reconstruction is expected Iwate May 18 13:20
A new sanriku railway station opened in the Tao district of Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami, and a commemorative ceremony was held.
At Nittao Station on the newly opened Sanriku Railway, a commemorative ceremony was held at the newly built home on Sunday, and people involved, including those involved, gathered.
At the ceremony, Ichiro Nakamura, president of Sanriku Railway, first declared the opening of the station, saying that he wanted to enhance the lives of residents and the convenience of tourists.
At around 9 a.m., a commemorative train of the one-car train departed for Miyako Station as children and residents of the elementary school along the line waved large fishing flags and saw off.
Nittao Station is the nearest station from disaster public housing and residential areas on higher ground in this area. The station building is expected to have a role to support the reconstruction of the city’s Tashiro General Office and Health Center, which opened on the day of the earthquake, as a new base to support the lives of residents.
After the earthquake, a man living in his home, which had been rebuilt on a hill, said, “It became very convenient because we were able to find a station near home. I want the local area to flourish around this station.”