Yonesaka Line

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     Yonesaka Line
KihaE120-7.jpg
JR East KiHa E120 DMU at Imaizumi Station, July 2009
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Termini Yonezawa
Sakamachi
Stations 20
Operation
Opening 1936
Owner JR East
Technical
Line length 90.7 km (56.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Route map
JR Yonesaka Line linemap.svg

The Yonesaka Line (米坂線 Yonesaka-sen?) is a rail line in Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It runs from Yonezawa Station in Yamagata Prefecture to Sakamachi Station in Niigata Prefecture. At Yonezawa, connections to the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ōu Main Line can be made; while the Uetsu Main Line connects at Sakamachi Station.

The line takes its name from the first kanji of Yonezawa (?) and Sakamachi (?).

Station list[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Yonezawa 米沢 0.0 Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line Yonezawa Yamagata
Prefecture
Minami-Yonezawa 南米沢 3.1
Nishi-Yonezawa 西米沢 6.5
Narushima 成島 9.6
Chūgun 中郡 12.5 Kawanishi
Uzen-Komatsu 羽前小松 16.9
Inukawa 犬川 19.4
Imaizumi 今泉 23.0 Flower Nagai Line Nagai
Hagyū 萩生 27.3 Iide
Uzen-Tsubaki 羽前椿 30.1
Tenoko 手ノ子 34.7
Uzen-Numazawa 羽前沼沢 43.9 Oguni
Isaryō 伊佐領 50.0
Uzen-Matsuoka 羽前松岡 54.7
Oguni 小国 58.3
Echigo-Kanamaru 越後金丸 67.8 Sekikawa Niigata
Prefecture
Echigo-Katakai 越後片貝 73.1
Echigo-Shimoseki 越後下関 79.7
Echigo-Ōshima 越後大島 83.5
Sakamachi 坂町 90.7 Uetsu Main Line Murakami

Rolling stock[edit]

As of February 2009, the following rolling stock is used on the Yonesaka Line. All are based at Niitsu Depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR East Niigata Area press release, (16 October 2008). Retrieved on 17 October 2008. (Japanese)

External links[edit]