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|Line length||27.3 km (17.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
The Hakushin Line (白新線 Hakushin-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which runs between Niigata and Shibata stations in the cities of Niigata and Shibata in Niigata Prefecture. It is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) network.
- Operators, distances:
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) (Services and tracks)
- Niigata – Shibata: 27.3 km (17.0 mi)
- Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) (Services only)
- Kami-Nuttari Junction – Shibata: 25.4 km (15.8 mi)
- Double-tracking: Niigata – Niizaki
- Railway signalling: ATS-Ps
- All stations are located in Niigata Prefecture.
|Niigata||新潟||-||0.0||●||Jōetsu Shinkansen, Shin'etsu Main Line, Echigo Line||Chūō-ku, Niigata|
|Niigata Freight Terminal||新潟貨物ターミナル|
|Shibata||新発田||3.0||27.3||●||Uetsu Main Line|
- 115 series EMUs
- E127 series EMUs
- E129 series EMUs (from fiscal 2014)
- 485 series EMUs (Inaho limited express)
The first section opened on 23 December 1952 was the 12.3 km line between Shibata Station and Kuzutsuka Station (now Toyosaka Station). On 15 April 1956, the line was extended 14.9 km from Kuzutsuka to Niigata.
The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC in 1972, and double-tracked in sections between 1978 and 1981.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- "通勤形車両の新造計画について" [New commuter train manufacture plans] (PDF) (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
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