The Yamaguchi Line (山口線, Yamaguchi-sen) is a railway line in western Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The line connects Shin-Yamaguchi Station in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi and Masuda Station in Masuda, Shimane.
An all-stations "Local" service formed of two KiHa 40 series DMU cars in September 2009
|Locale||Yamaguchi Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture|
|Operator(s)||JR West, JR Freight|
|Line length||93.9 km (58.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Ogori (now Shin-Yamaguchi) - Yamaguchi section opened in 1913, and the line was progressively extended north, reaching Masuda in 1923.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 1984.
Proposed connecting lineEdit
- Nichihara Station: The Gannichi Line was proposed to be extended to this station, and construction commenced in 1967. About 50% of the roadbed had been completed when construction was abandoned in 1980.
The line is also famous for the operation of SL Yamaguchi steam train.
- ●：Train stops
- ｜：Train passes
- "Local" trains stop at every station.
Sanyō Main Line
|Masuda||益田||93.9||Sanin Main Line|
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
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