Tsunami-hit Senseki Line recovers in Miyagi
Japan Times -- May 30
A train line in Miyagi Prefecture resumed full services Saturday more than four years after being washed away by the killer tsunami that devastated much of Tohoku's Pacific coastline.

The JR Senseki Line, which links Sendai and Ishinomaki stations, resumed operations after the tracks in the damaged stretch along Matsushima Bay were relaid on higher ground.

On Saturday morning, residents organized events to commemorate the line’s restoration.

“This is really moving. I had the same feeling I had when water and electricity resumed for the first time after the quake and tsunami” of March 11, 2011, said Katsuhiro Ohashi, 30, as he saw off the first train for Ishinomaki Station early Saturday morning.

JR仙石線は、宮城県仙台市と石巻市を結ぶ路線です。東日本大震災以降、高城町駅と陸­前小野駅間の運転が休止したままでした。しかし、駅を内陸に移転するなど復旧工事が完­了し、30日にようやく全線で運転が再開されました。
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