Sagami Line

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Not to be confused with Sagami Railway. ‹See Tfd›
     Sagami Line
205 series EMU at Hashimoto
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanagawa Prefecture
Termini Chigasaki
Stations 18
Opening 1921
Owner JR East
Rolling stock 205-500 series
Line length 33.3 km (20.7 mi)
No. of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC Overhead catenary
Route map
JR Sagami Line map.svg

The Sagami Line (相模線 Sagami-sen?) is a railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It stretches northwest roughly along the east bank of the Sagami River. The line connects Hashimoto Station in Sagamihara and Chigasaki Station in Chigasaki. This line was originally built and operated by Sagami Railway (Sōtetsu). The line was nationalized in 1944 during World War II; the private Sagami Railway began operating the then Jinchū Line (神中線?), now the Sagami Railway Main Line.

After privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) in 1991, the line was electrified. Before the JNR privatization, there were discussions to return the line to the Sagami Railway in order meet the expected demands of passenger traffic in the Tokyo and Yokohama suburbs. Because it had long been left unimproved as an unelectrified rural line, the cost to upgrade the line was beyond the ability of then financially critical JNR; Sagami Railway, on the other hand, was running a profitable operation on their own line. However, the two companies did not agree on a deal and plans to hand the line over were canceled.

A short branch to Nishi-Samukawa Station from Samukawa Station was abandoned in 1984.


While most services are operated inside the line as local trains, some run through onto the Yokohama Line beyond Hashimoto and make four additional stops, terminating at Hachiōji Station.

Rolling stock[edit]

All trains are operated with 205-500 series four-car EMUs.


  • All stations located in Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • All trains stop at every station.
  • Stations marked "o", "v", or "^" allow passing; stations marked"|" do not.
Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
Chigasaki 茅ヶ崎 - 0.0 Tōkaidō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line v Chigasaki
Kita-Chigasaki 北茅ヶ崎 1.3 1.3   o
Kagawa 香川 2.1 3.4  
Samukawa 寒川 1.7 5.1   o Samukawa, Kōza District
Miyayama 宮山 2.1 7.2  
Kurami 倉見 1.4 8.6   o
Kadosawabashi 門沢橋 1.4 10.0   Ebina
Shake 社家 1.6 11.6   o
Atsugi 厚木 2.6 14.2 Odakyū Odawara Line
Ebina 海老名 1.7 15.9 Odakyū Odawara Line
Sagami Railway Main Line
Iriya 入谷 3.0 18.9   Zama
Sōbudaishita 相武台下 1.7 20.6   o Sagamihara
Shimomizo 下溝 2.9 23.5  
Harataima 原当麻 1.3 24.8   o
Banda 番田 2.1 26.9   o
Kamimizo 上溝 1.5 28.4  
Minami-Hashimoto 南橋本 2.9 31.3   o
Hashimoto 橋本 2.0 33.3 Yokohama Line
Keiō Sagamihara Line


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