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Terminus of the Kitakami Line at Kitakami Station
|Locale||Iwate, Akita prefectures|
|Line length||61.6 km (38.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 kilometres per hour (53 mph)|
The Kitakami Line (北上線 Kitakami-sen?) is a rail line in Japan. Part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) system, it connects Kitakami Station in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture to Yokote Station in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, acting as a connecting line between the Ōu Main Line to the Tōhoku Main Line. It connects with the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Tohoku Main Line at Kitakami Station, and the Ōu Main Line at Yokote Station.
The line opened in sections from both Kitakami and Yokote between 1920 and 1924.
In 1962 a 15km deviation was built in conjunction with the construction of the Yuda Dam, which added 0.8km to the length of the line.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 1994, and Freight services ceased in 2010.
|Kitakami||北上||0.0||Tōhoku Shinkansen, Tōhoku Main Line||Kitakami||Iwate Prefecture|
|Yokote||横手||61.1||Ōu Main Line|
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