Hanawa Line

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Hanawa Line
Koyanohata stn.jpg
Overview
Native name 花輪線
Type Heavy rail
Locale Iwate, Akita prefectures
Termini Koma
Ōdate
Stations 27
Operation
Opened 1914
Owner JR East
Rolling stock KiHa 110 series DMUs
Technical
Line length 106.9 km (66.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Route map
JR Hanawa Line linemap.svg

The Hanawa Line (花輪線?, Hanawa-sen) is a railway line in Japan linking Kōma Station in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture and Ōdate Station in Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, Japan. The line extends 106.9 km with a total of 27 stations. Also known as the Towada-Hachimantai Shikisai Line (十和田八幡平四季彩ライン?), the Hanawa Line is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Transfers   Location
Between
stations
Total
Kōma 好摩 - 0.0 Iwate Galaxy Railway Line (all trains through to/from Morioka) Morioka Iwate
Higashi-Ōbuke 東大更 4.9 4.9   Hachimantai
Ōbuke 大更 4.1 9.0  
Tairadate 平館 4.7 13.7  
Kitamori 北森 1.9 15.6  
Matsuo-Hachimantai 松尾八幡平 2.2 17.8  
Appi-Kōgen 安比高原 7.2 25.0  
Akasakata 赤坂田 5.0 30.0  
Koyanohata 小屋の畑 3.6 33.6  
Araya-Shinmachi 荒屋新町 4.0 37.6  
Yokoma 横間 2.7 40.3  
Tayama 田山 8.8 49.1  
Anihata 兄畑 6.7 55.8  
Yuze-Onsen 湯瀬温泉 4.1 59.9   Kazuno Akita
Hachimantai 八幡平 4.3 64.2  
Rikuchū-Ōsato 陸中大里 1.9 66.1  
Kazuno-Hanawa 鹿角花輪 3.6 69.7  
Shibahira 柴平 4.7 74.4  
Towada-Minami 十和田南 3.3 77.7  
Suehiro 末広 4.5 82.2  
Dobukai 土深井 2.4 84.6  
Sawajiri 沢尻 2.0 86.6   Ōdate
Jūnisho 十二所 3.0 89.6  
Ōtaki-Onsen 大滝温泉 2.5 92.1  
Ōgita 扇田 6.5 98.6  
Higashi-Ōdate 東大館 4.7 103.3  
Ōdate 大館 3.6 106.9 Ōu Main Line
Legend
Rapid: Hachimantai Rapid (八幡平快速?)
● - Stop
▲ - Koma-bound trains only stop
| - Pass
◇, ∨, ∧ - Trains can pass each other at this station
◆ - Trains can pass each other at this switchback
| - Trains cannot pass

History[edit]

A Kosaka Railway sulphuric acid train in its final year of operation

The Japanese Government Railways (JGR) opened the Kōma to Tairadate section on 27 August 1922, and extended the line in sections from November 1926, reaching Rikuchu-Osato on 17 October 1931.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Japan: JTB. p. 109. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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