Yamaguchi Line

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This article is about the railway in Yamaguchi and Shimane. For the people mover in Tokyo and Saitama, see Seibu Yamaguchi Line.
     Yamaguchi Line
An all-stations "Local" service formed of two KiHa 40 series DMU cars, September 2009
Overview
Type Regional rail
Locale Yamaguchi Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture
Termini Shin-Yamaguchi
Masuda
Stations 28
Operation
Owner JR West
Operator(s) JR West, JR Freight
Technical
Line length 93.9 km (58.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None

The Yamaguchi Line (山口線 Yamaguchi-sen?) is a railway line in western Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The line connects Shin-Yamaguchi Station in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi and Masuda Station in Masuda, Shimane.

History[edit]

The Ogori (now Shin-Yamaguchi) - Yamaguchi section opened in 1913, and the line was progressively extended north, reaching Masuda in 1923.

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1984.

Proposed connecting line[edit]

  • Nichihara station - The Gannichi Line was proposed to be extended to this station, and construction commenced in 1967. About 50% of the roadbed had been completed when construction was abandoned in 1980.

Services[edit]

The Super Oki limited express connects Shin-Yamaguchi Station with Tottori Station and Yonago Station on the Sanin Main Line via the Yamaguchi Line.

The line is also famous for the operation of SL Yamaguchi steam train.

Stations[edit]

●:Train stops
|:Train passes
  • "Local" trains stop at every station.
Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid
Commuter Liner
Transfers Location
Shin-Yamaguchi 新山口 0.0 Sanyō Shinkansen
Sanyō Main Line
Ube Line
Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
Suō-Shimogō 周防下郷 1.0  
Kamigō 上郷 2.7  
Nihozu 仁保津 4.6  
Ōtoshi 大歳 7.3  
Yabara 矢原 8.6  
Yudaonsen 湯田温泉 10.3  
Yamaguchi 山口 12.7  
Kami-Yamaguchi 上山口 13.9    
Miyano 宮野 15.5    
Niho 仁保 20.2    
Shinome 篠目 28.9    
Chōmonkyō 長門峡 32.3    
Watarigawa 渡川 35.5    
Mitani 三谷 38.6    
Nagusa 名草 41.4    
Jifuku 地福 43.9    
Nabekura 鍋倉 46.4    
Tokusa 徳佐 49.9    
Funahirayama 船平山 52.8    
Tsuwano 津和野 62.9     Tsuwano,
Kanoashi
Shimane
Aonoyama 青野山 66.1    
Nichihara 日原 72.8    
Aohara 青原 77.5    
Higashi-Aohara 東青原 80.6    
Iwami-Yokota 石見横田 84.7     Masuda
Honmataga 本俣賀 89.6    
Masuda 益田 93.9   Sanin Main Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia