Takasaki Line local train (E231 series EMU)
|Line length||74.7 km|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
The Takasaki Line (高崎線 Takasaki-sen ) is a 74.7-kilometre railway line that runs from Ōmiya Station in Saitama, Saitama, Japan to Takasaki Station in Takasaki, Gunma. It is owned and operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
As the cities serviced includes important cities like Ageo, Okegawa, Kitamoto, Kōnosu, Kumagaya, Fukaya and Honjō in Saitama Prefecture, it is a vital line for the prefecture. National Highway Route 17 and its historical predecessor Nakasendō run near this line.
Local trains (Ueno - Takasaki) stop at all stations.
|Station Name||in Japanese
|Ueno||上野||0.0||For Shinjuku and Yokohama, through Tōkaidō Main Line||U||C||H||JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen, Jōetsu
Shinkansen, Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Jōban Line
Tokyo Metro: ○Ginza Line(G-16), ○Hibiya Line(H-17)
Keisei Electric Railway: Keisei Main Line (Keisei Ueno Station, on walk)
|Akabane||赤羽||5.0||9.8||L||S||U||C||JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line|
|Urawa||浦和||11.0||20.8||U||C||H||JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line||Urawa Ward, Saitama||Saitama|
|Saitama-Shintoshin||さいたま新都心||4.5||25.3||JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line||Ōmiya Ward, Saitama|
|Ōmiya||大宮||1.6||26.9||L||S||U||C||H||JR East: Tōhoku
Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Utsunomiya Line
(Tōhoku Main Line), Kawagoe Line, Saikyō Line
Tobu Railway: Tōbu Noda Line
Saitama New Urban Transit: New Shuttle (Ina Line)
|Miyahara||宮原||4.0||30.9||L||Kita Ward, Saitama|
|Kumagaya||熊谷||4.8||61.3||L||S||U||C||JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen
Chichibu Railway: Chichibu Main Line
|Kumagaya Freight Terminal||熊谷貨物ターミナル||3.9||65.2||no passenger service
Chichibu Railway: Mikajiri Line (freight)
|Kuragano||倉賀野||6.1||97.2||L||S||U||C||JR East: Hachikō Line (runs through to Takasaki)|
|Takasaki Classification Yard||高崎操車場||1.9||99.1||no passenger service|
|Takasaki||高崎||2.5||101.6||L||S||U||C||JR East: Nagano Shinkansen, Hachikō Line, Jōetsu Line, Shin'etsu Line; Ryōmō Line, Agatsuma Line (both
lines are through on Jōetsu Line)
The Takasaki line(Japanese:高崎線) is a 74.7 kilometer railway line that runs from Omiya station in Saitama Prefecture to Takasaki Station in Gunma Prefecture. It runs diagonally from south to north in Saitama prefecture and is owed and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East Japan). The national highway route 17 and its historical predecessor Nakasendo run near this line. The fare between Takasaki and Omiya of the Takasaki line is 1280 yen. The colors of the cars are green and orange. So it looks similar to the Utsunomiya line. The maximum speed of this train 120 k/hr. So it is possible to go Takasaki from Omiya in about an hour and a half. The Takasaki line including local trains and rapid trains has generally six standard-runs per hour in daytime. According to the time, the train might be crowded with students and company employees in major cities, for example, Ageo, Okegawa, Kitamoto, Kounosu, Kumagaya, Fukaya, Honjo.