Aizu Railway Aizu Line
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Aizu Railway AT-150 series DMU at Ashinomaki-Onsen Station, April 2001
|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.
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.
- 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
|through operation to/from Aizu-Wakamatsu on the Tadami Line|
|Nishi-Wakamatsu||西若松||-||0.0||●||●||Tadami Line (for Koide)||Aizuwakamatsu|
|Yunokami-Onsen||湯野上温泉||5.0||22.7||●||●||Shimogō, Minamiaizu District|
|Aizu-Nagano||会津長野||2.2||37.3||▲||｜||Minamiaizu, Minamiaizu District|
|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|
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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- Aizu Railway Aizu Line Station Guide (Japanese)