Aizu Railway Aizu Line

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Aizu Line
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Aizu Railway AT-150 series DMU at Ashinomaki-Onsen Station, April 2001
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Fukushima Prefecture
Termini Nishi-Wakamatsu
Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi
Stations 21
Operation
Owner Aizu Railway
Technical
Line length 57.4 km (35.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC (Aizu-Tajima — Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi)

The Aizu Railway Aizu Line (会津鉄道会津線 Aizu Tetsudō Aizu-sen?) is a 57.4 km railway line from Nishi-Wakamatsu Station in Aizuwakamatsu to Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi Station in Minamiaizu, Fukushima, Japan. It is owned and operated by Aizu Railway.

Services[edit]

The train operation is divided at Aizu-Tajima Station. The electrified southern part has through service beyond the Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi terminus onto the Yagan Railway Aizu Kinugawa Line, Tobu Railway and JR East all the way to Tokyo. The non-electrified northern part runs diesel service beyond Nishi-Wakamatsu Station to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station on the JR East Tadami Line.

Stations[edit]

  • All stations located in Fukushima Prefecture.
  • All trains stop at stations marked "●"; some stop at those marked "▲". Open-car "torokko" trains pass Yōson-Kōen Station in the winter.
  • Rapid, section rapid, and section express trains to/from Asakusa Station stop at all stations on the Aizu Line.
Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Trains to/from
Asakusa
Open-car
"torokko"
Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
through operation to/from Aizu-Wakamatsu on the Tadami Line
Nishi-Wakamatsu 西若松 - 0.0   Tadami Line (for Koide) Aizuwakamatsu
Minami-Wakamatsu 南若松 3.0 3.0    
Monden 門田 1.9 4.9    
Amaya あまや 2.8 7.7    
Ashinomaki-Onsen 芦ノ牧温泉 2.8 10.5    
Ōkawa-Dam-Kōen 大川ダム公園 5.7 16.2    
Ashinomaki-Onsen-Minami 芦ノ牧温泉南 1.5 17.7    
Yunokami-Onsen 湯野上温泉 5.0 22.7     Shimogō, Minamiaizu District
Tō-no-Hetsuri 塔のへつり 3.8 26.5    
Yagoshima 弥五島 1.5 28.0    
Aizu-Shimogō 会津下郷 3.1 31.1    
Furusato-Kōen ふるさと公園 1.4 32.5    
Yōson-Kōen 養鱒公園 2.6 35.1   *  
Aizu-Nagano 会津長野 2.2 37.3     Minamiaizu, Minamiaizu District
Tajima-Kōkō-Mae 田島高校前 2.2 39.5    
Aizu-Tajima 会津田島 2.5 42.0  
Naka-Arai 中荒井 3.8 45.8    
Aizu-Arakai 会津荒海 3.4 49.2    
Aizu-Sanson-Dōjō 会津山村道場 0.9 50.1    
Nanatsugatake-Tozanguchi 七ヶ岳登山口 3.0 53.1    
Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi 会津高原尾瀬口 4.3 57.4   Yagan Railway Aizu Kinugawa Line (through operation)
through operation to/from Yagan Railway Aizu Kinugawa Line

History[edit]

The Aizu Line was established by the Japanese National Railways. It was an unprofitable secondary line and transferred to a company established by local governments in 1987.

  • November 1, 1927: JNR Aizu Line section (10.5 km) opens
  • April 1, 1987: Line transferred to East Japan Railway Company (JR East) upon privatization of JNR
  • July 16, 1987: Line transferred to Aizu Railway
  • October 12, 1990: Aizu-Tajima — Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi section electrified (1500 V DC)
  • April 1, 1999: Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) ends operations

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