Ube Line

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Ube Line
JRWest EMU Series105 near Kotoshiba Station.jpg
A JR West 105 series EMU on a local service, January 2010
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Yamaguchi Prefecture
Termini Shin-Yamaguchi
Ube
Stations 18
Operation
Owner JR West
Technical
Line length 33.2 km (20.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines

The Ube Line (宇部線 Ube-sen?) is a railway line in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The line runs between Shin-Yamaguchi Station in Yamaguchi and Ube Station in Ube.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Name Distance (km) Transfers Location
Shin-Yamaguchi 新山口 0.0 Sanyō Shinkansen
Sanyō Main Line, Yamaguchi Line
Yamaguchi
Kami-Kagawa 上嘉川 2.8  
Fukamizo 深溝 5.9  
Suō-Sayama 周防佐山 7.5  
Iwakura 岩倉 8.8  
Ajisu 阿知須 10.2  
Kiwa 岐波 12.7   Ube
Maruo 丸尾 15.2  
Tokonami 床波 18.9  
Tokiwa 常盤 20.7  
Kusae 草江 22.5  
Ubemisaki 宇部岬 23.7  
Higashi-Shinkawa 東新川 25.3  
Kotoshiba 琴芝 26.0  
Ube-Shinkawa 宇部新川 27.1  
Inō 居能 28.9 Onoda Line
Iwahana 岩鼻 30.3  
Ube 宇部 33.2 Sanyō Main Line

Rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

Wanman driver only operation commenced on the section between Ube-Shinkawa and Inō on 1 June 1990, using 105 and 123 series EMUs.[1] The entire line was switched to driver only operation on 14 March 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR気動車客車編成表 '04年版 [JR DMU & Coaching Stock Formations - 2004]. Japan: JRR. 1 July 2004. p. 199. ISBN 4-88283-125-2.