Full operations resumed on JR East’s Senseki Line on May 30, re-establishing the rail links between communities devastated in the March 2011 disasters and the Miyagi Prefectural capital of Sendai for the first time in over four years. A ceremony was held at 8 a.m. on May 30 at JR Ishinomaki Station to celebrate the reopening of the last remaining 10.5-kilometer section of the train line, which stretches around 49 kilometers between Sendai and Ishinomaki. A section stretching around 3.5 kilometers — including Nobiru and Tona stations, where the tracks were destroyed by the tsunami — has been relocated some 500 meters inland on a hill about 20 meters above sea level, complete with new station building. In addition, JR East opened the Senseki Tohoku Line linking to the Senseki Line via Shiogama Station on the Tohoku Line. The new line, stretching 47.2 kilometers, connects Sendai and Ishinomaki in as little as 52 minutes.