Rikuu West Line

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Rikuu West Line
Tsunokawa -Rikuu sai sen.jpg
DMU train on the Rikuu West Line crossing the Tsunokawa River in Tozawa, Yamagata, Japan.
Overview
Type Passenger
Termini Shinjō
Sakata
Stations 10
Operation
Opening 1913
Owner JR East
Technical
Line length 43.0 km (26.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Not electrified
Route map
Ou Main Line
Yamagata Shinkansen
Rikuu East Line
0.0 Shinjō
Ou Main Line
7.5 Masukata
10.6 Uzen-Zennami
Sakegawa River
12.9 Tsuya
Mogami River
17.0 Furukuchi
Tsunokawa River
Kutsuodaki Tunnel
24.8 Takaya
Haramaki Tunnel
31.1 Kiyokawa
34.9 Karikawa
38.9 Minamino
Uetsu Main Line
43.0 Amarume
Uetsu Main Line
Sakata
Line map
Red: Rikuu West Line
Blue: Uetsu Main Line (Amarume - Sakata)

The Rikuu West Line (陸羽西線 Rikuu-sai-sen?) is a rail line in Japan. Part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) system, it runs in Yamagata Prefecture from Shinjō Station to Amarume Station, and trains continue on to Sakata Station, even though it is not officially a part of the Rikuu West Line. At Shinjō, connections to the Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line and Rikuu East Line can be made; while the Uetsu Main Line connects at Sakata Station. Its name refers to the ancient provinces of Mutsu (陸奥) and Dewa (出羽) (or alternatively, the Meiji-era provinces of Rikuzen (陸前) and Uzen (羽前)), although strictly speaking, only the Rikuu East Line connects both areas.

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Shinjō 新庄 0.0 Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line, Rikuu East Line Shinjō Yamagata
Prefecture
Masukata 升形 7.5
Uzen-Zennami 羽前前波 10.6
Tsuya 津谷 12.9 Tozawa
Furukuchi 古口 17.0
Takaya 高屋 24.8
Kiyokawa 清川 31.1 Shōnai
Karikawa 狩川 34.9
Minamino 南野 38.9
Amarume 余目 43.0 Uetsu Main Line
Uetsu Main Line section. Intermediate stations are not shown.
Sakata 酒田 55.3 Uetsu Main Line Sakata

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