Iwate Galaxy Railway Line

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Iwate Galaxy Railway Line
Igr-1th.jpg
IGR 7000 series EMU at Morioka Station
Overview
Termini Morioka
Metoki
Stations 16
Operation
Operator(s) Iwate Galaxy Railway Company
Rolling stock IGR 7000 series
Technical
Line length 82.0 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 20,000 V AC, 50 Hz overhead catenary
Operating speed 110 km/h
Route map
Linemap of Iwate ginga railway line.svg

The Iwate Galaxy Railway Line (いわて銀河鉄道線 Iwate Ginga Tetsudō-sen?) is a rail line in Japan operated by the Iwate Galaxy Railway Company. It runs from Morioka Station in Morioka, Iwate to Metoki Station in Sannohe, Aomori.

Formerly part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Tōhoku Main Line, it was separated in 2002 with the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen which parallels the route. JR Freight and JR East express trains continue to travel over the line.

Station list[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total   Hachimantai
Morioka 盛岡 - 0.0 JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen, Tōhoku Main Line, Tazawako Line (Akita Shinkansen), Yamada Line Morioka Iwate
Aoyama 青山 3.2 3.2  
Kuriyagawa 厨川 2.4 5.6  
Sugo 巣子 4.6 10.2   Takizawa
Takizawa 滝沢 2.0 12.2  
Shibutami 渋民 4.4 16.6   Morioka
Kōma 好摩 4.7 21.3 JR East: Hanawa Line (some trains through service)
Iwate-Kawaguchi 岩手川口 5.6 26.9 thru to JR Hanawa Line   Iwate
Iwate-Numakunai いわて沼宮内 5.1 32.0 JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen
Midō 御堂 5.3 37.3  
Okunakayama-Kōgen 奥中山高原 7.1 44.4   Ichinohe
Kotsunagi 小繋 7.8 52.2  
Kozuya 小鳥谷 7.6 59.8  
Ichinohe 一戸 4.7 64.5  
Ninohe 二戸 6.3 70.8 JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen Ninohe
Tomai 斗米 2.9 73.7  
Kintaichi-Onsen 金田一温泉 4.7 78.4  
Metoki 目時 3.6 82.0 Aoimori Railway Company: Aoimori Railway Line (through operation) Sannohe Aomori
Through to Hachinohe Station on the Aoimori Railway Line

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