An Oga Line KiHa 40 series DMU set in September 2011
|Other name(s)||Oga Namahage Line|
|Opened||9 November 1913|
|Rolling stock||KiHa 40 series|
|Line length||26.6 km (16.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Oga Line (男鹿線 Oga-sen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Oiwake Station in Akita, Akita Prefecture to Oga Station in Oga, Akita Prefecture. It is nicknamed the Oga Namahage Line (男鹿なまはげライン?).
|Oiwake||追分||0.0||Ōu Main Line||Akita||Akita Prefecture|
The line first opened on 9 November 1913 as the Funakawa Light Railway (船川軽便線 Funakawa Keiben?) from Oiwake to Futada. This was extended to Wakimoto on 8 November 1914, to Hadachi on 1 December 1915, and to Funakawa (present-day Oga Station) on 16 December 1916. On 2 September 1922, the line was renamed the Funakawa Line (船川線 Funakawa-sen?).
A freight-only branch from Funakawa to Funakawaminato was opened on 10 June 1937.
On 1 April 1968, the line was renamed the Oga Line, coinciding with the renaming of Funakawa Station to Oga Station.
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