|Line length||17.5 km (10.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (55 mph)|
The Yahiko Line (弥彦線 Yahiko-sen?) is a Japanese railway line operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) which connects Yahiko in the village of Yahiko and Higashi-Sanjō in the city of Sanjo, both in Niigata Prefecture. The line shares its name with both Yahiko Village and nearby Mt. Yahiko.
|Higashi-Sanjō||東三条||17.4||Shinetsu Main Line|
The Echigo Railway Co. opened the Yahiko - Yoshida section in 1916 and extended the line to Higashi-Sanjo in 1926. The company was nationalised in 1927.
Freight services ceased in 1960, and the line was electrified in 1984.
Former connecting lines
- Tsubame station - The Niigata Kotsu Co. opened a 34 km line electrified at 1500 VDC to Sekiya on the Echigo Line in 1933. Freight services ceased in 1982, and the line closed between 1993 and 1999.
- Higashi-Sanjo station - An 8 km line to Echigo Nagasawa operated 1927 - 1985.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 通勤形車両の新造計画について [New commuter train manufacture plans] (PDF) (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.