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|Locale||Iwate, Akita prefectures|
|Rolling stock||701 series|
|Line length||75.6 km (47.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||20,000 V AC, 50 Hz overhead catenary|
The Morioka - Shizukuishi section opened in 1921, and was extended 8km to Hashiba in 1922. The Shizukuishi - Hashiba section was closed in 1944 and materials recovered for the Japanese war effort.
The Omagari - Jindai section was opened in 1921, and extended to Tazawako in 1923.
In 1964 the Shizukuishi - Akubuchi section opened, and upon completion of the 3915m Sengan Tunnel, the Akubuchi - Tazawako section opened in 1966, completing the line.
Freight services ceased in 1982, the year the entire line was electrified.
In 1997 the line was converted to 1435mm gauge and is now part of the Akita Shinkansen, with standard gauge EMUs providing local services on the line.
|Morioka||盛岡||0.0||●||Akita Shinkansen, Tōhoku Shinkansen, Tōhoku Main Line, Yamada Line
Iwate Galaxy Railway Line
|Kakunodate||角館||58.8||●||Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway Akita Nairiku Line|
|Ōmagari||大曲||75.6||●||Ōu Main Line, Akita Shinkansen (for Akita)|
- Passing loops
- Ōchizawa passing loop (大地沢信号場 Ōchizawa-shingōjō?) is a passing loop located in Shizukuishi, Iwate. ( )
- Shidonaipassing loop (志度内信号場 Shidonai-shingōjō?) is a passing loop located in Senboku, Akita.( )
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
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