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The Yonesaka Line (米坂線, Yonesaka-sen) is a railway line in Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Yonezawa Station in Yamagata Prefecture to Sakamachi Station in Niigata Prefecture. At Yonezawa, connections to the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ōu Main Line can be made; while the Uetsu Main Line connects at Sakamachi Station. The line takes its name from the first kanji of Yonezawa () and Sakamachi ().

Yonesaka Line
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A JR East KiHa E120 DMU at Imaizumi Station in July 2009
Overview
Native name米坂線
TypeRegional rail
LocaleYamagata Prefecture, Japan
TerminiYonezawa
Sakamachi
Stations20
Operation
Opened1936
OwnerJR logo (east).svgJR East
Technical
Line length90.7 km (56.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone
Route map
JR Yonesaka Line linemap.svg

Trains can only pass each other at Uzen-Komatsu, Imaizumi, Uzen-Tsubaki, Oguni, Echigo-Kanamaru, and Echigo-Shimoseki stations.

StationsEdit

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
Between
stations
Total
Yonezawa 米沢 - 0.0 Yonezawa Yamagata
Prefecture
Minami-Yonezawa 南米沢 3.1 3.1
Nishi-Yonezawa 西米沢 3.4 6.5
Narushima 成島 3.1 9.6
Chūgun 中郡 2.9 12.5 Kawanishi
Uzen-Komatsu 羽前小松 4.4 16.9
Inukawa 犬川 2.5 19.4
Imaizumi 今泉 3.6 23.0 Flower Nagai Line Nagai
Hagyū 萩生 4.3 27.3 Iide
Uzen-Tsubaki 羽前椿 2.8 30.1
Tenoko 手ノ子 4.6 34.7
Uzen-Numazawa 羽前沼沢 9.2 43.9 Oguni
Isaryō 伊佐領 6.1 50.0
Uzen-Matsuoka 羽前松岡 4.7 54.7
Oguni 小国 3.6 58.3
Echigo-Kanamaru 越後金丸 9.5 67.8 Sekikawa Niigata
Prefecture
Echigo-Katakai 越後片貝 5.3 73.1
Echigo-Shimoseki 越後下関 6.6 79.7
Echigo-Ōshima 越後大島 3.8 83.5
Sakamachi 坂町 7.2 90.7 Uetsu Main Line ^ Murakami

Symbols:

  • | - Single-track
  • ◇ - Single-track; station where trains can pass
  • ^ - Double-track section starts from this point
  • ∨ - Single-track section starts from this point

Rolling stockEdit

As of October 2016, the following rolling stock is used on the Yonesaka Line. All are based at Niitsu Depot.

On May 15, 2015, JR East announced that it was placing an order for new diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains to be introduced from fiscal 2017.[1]

PastEdit

Until 2009, the following rolling stock was used on the Yonesaka Line. All were based at Niitsu Depot.

HistoryEdit

The Yonezawa to Oguni section was opened in stages between 1926 and 1935. The Sakamachi to Echigo-Kanamaru section was opened between 1931 and 1933. The line was completed with the opening of the Oguni to Echigo-Kanamaru section in 1936.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ 《草町義和》. "JR東日本、新潟・秋田地区に電気式の新型気動車を導入へ | レスポンス". Response.jp. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

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