Hakushin Line

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Hakushin Line
Hakushin 115 Toyosaka 20080526.JPG
115 series EMU bound for Niigata approaching Toyosaka Station, May 2008
Overview
Native name 白新線
Type Heavy rail
Locale Niigata Prefecture
Termini Niigata
Shibata
Stations 10
Operation
Opened 1952
Operator(s) JR logo (east).svgJR East
Technical
Line length 27.3 km (17.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Route map
JR Hakushin Line linemap.svg

The Hakushin Line (白新線?, Hakushin-sen) is a Japanese railway line which runs between Niigata and Shibata stations in the cities of Niigata and Shibata in Niigata Prefecture. It is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) network.

Basic data[edit]

Services[edit]

Limited express, Rapid

As of January 2017, the following services are operated.

Name Route Service frequency (daily)
Limited Express Inaho Niigata – Shibata – Sakata/Akita (Uetsu Main Line) 7 return trips
Rapid Benibana Niigata – Shibata – Yonezawa (Yonesaka Line) 1 return trip
Rapid Rakuraku-Train-Murakami Niigata – Shibata – Murakami (Uetsu Main Line) 1 down trip in evening
Rapid Niigata – Shibata – Murakami (Uetsu Main Line) 1 down trip in morning, 1 up trip in evening
Rapid Kirakira Uetsu Niigata – Shibata – Sakata (Uetsu Main Line) 1 return trip (only weekends)
Local
Niigata - Toyosaka: every 20 minutes
Toyosaka - Shibata: every 60 minutes (every 20 minutes during peaks)

Station list[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Inaho
/Rapid
Transfers   Location
Between
stations
Total
Niigata 新潟 - 0.0 Chūō-ku, Niigata
Higashi-Niigata 東新潟 5.0 5.0   Higashi-ku, Niigata
Ōgata 大形 2.0 7.0  
Niizaki 新崎 2.6 9.6   Kita-ku, Niigata
Hayadōri 早通 1.9 11.5  
Toyosaka 豊栄 3.5 15.0  
Kuroyama 黒山 3.0 18.0  
Sasaki 佐々木 3.0 21.0   Shibata
Nishi-Shibata 西新発田 3.3 24.3  
Shibata 新発田 3.0 27.3 Uetsu Main Line

Symbols:

  • ◇ - Single-track; station where trains can pass
  • ^ - Double-track section starts from this point
  • ∥ - Double-track
  • ∨ - Single-track section starts from this point

Rolling stock[edit]

Present[edit]

Former[edit]

History[edit]

The first section opened on 23 December 1952 was the 12.3 km line between Shibata Station and Kuzutsuka Station (now Toyosaka Station). On 15 April 1956, the line was extended 14.9 km from Kuzutsuka to Niigata.[citation needed]

The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC in 1972, and double-tracked in sections between 1978 and 1981.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]