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Uetsu Main Line
羽越本線
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System JR East
Status Operating
Locale Niigata, Yamagata, Akita Prefectures
Termini Niitsu Station
Akita Station
Stations 61
Operation
Opened September 2, 1912
Owner JR East
Operator(s) JR East, JR Freight
Technical
Track length 274.4 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, 20 kV AC 50Hz
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map
JR Uetsu Line linemap.svg

The Uetsu Main Line (羽越本線 Uetsu-hon-sen ?) is a railway in the Tōhoku and Chūbu regions of the island of Honshū, Japan. Part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) system, it connects Niitsu Station in the city of Niigata, Niigata Prefecture and Akita Station in Akita, Akita Prefecture. The name "Uetsu" refers to the ancient provinces of Dewa (出) and Echigo (後), which the line connects.

Contents

Route data

Stations

Station Japanese Distance between
stations (km)
Distance
(km)
Rapid DC/AC Transfers Track Location
Niitsu 新津駅 - 0.0 Via Hakushin Line 1,500 V
DC
JR East Shin'etsu Main Line, Ban'etsu West Line Akiha-ku, Niigata Niigata
Kyōgase 京ヶ瀬駅 6.1 6.1   Agano
Suibara 水原駅 4.1 10.2  
Kamiyama 神山駅 3.7 13.9  
Tsukioka 月岡駅 3.9 17.8   Shibata
Nakaura 中浦駅 3.7 21.5  
Shibata 新発田駅 4.5 26.0 JR East Hakushin Line (some trains through to Murakami) ^
Kaji 加治駅 4.3 30.3  
Kanazuka 金塚駅 5.0 35.3  
Nakajō 中条駅 3.8 39.1   ^ Tainai
Hirakida 平木田駅 5.6 44.7  
Sakamachi 坂町駅 3.3 48.0 JR East Yonesaka Line Murakami
Hirabayashi 平林駅 3.6 51.6  
Iwafunemachi 岩船町駅 3.6 55.2  
Murakami 村上駅 4.2 59.4   ^
Majima 間島駅 7.1 66.5   20 kV
AC
50 Hz
 
Echigo-Hayakawa 越後早川駅 4.9 71.4     ^
Kuwagawa 桑川駅 6.9 78.3    
Imagawa 今川駅 4.3 82.6    
Echigo-Kangawa 越後寒川駅 4.9 87.5     ^
Gatsugi 勝木駅 5.3 92.8    
Fuya 府屋駅 3.1 95.9     ^
Nezugaseki 鼠ヶ関駅 5.1 101.0     Tsuruoka Yamagata
Koiwagawa 小岩川駅 4.4 105.4    
Atsumi Onsen あつみ温泉駅 4.4 109.8     ^
Iragawa 五十川駅 5.9 115.7    
Kobato 小波渡駅 4.4 120.1    
Sanze 三瀬駅 3.1 123.2    
Uzen-Mizusawa 羽前水沢駅 5.7 128.9    
Uzen-Ōyama 羽前大山駅 4.5 133.4    
Tsuruoka 鶴岡駅 6.0 139.4    
Fujishima 藤島駅 6.6 146.0     ^
Nishibukuro 西袋駅 5.1 151.1     Shōnai, Higashitagawa
Amarume 余目駅 3.6 154.7   JR East Riku'u West Line[* 1]
Kita-Amarume 北余目駅 2.7 157.4    
Sagoshi 砂越駅 3.0 160.4     Sakata
Higashi-Sakata 東酒田駅 3.3 163.7    
Sakata 酒田駅 3.2 166.9   JR Freight Uetsu Freight Branch Line (to Sakata-Minato)
Mototate 本楯駅 6.4 173.3    
Minamichōkai 南鳥海駅 2.6 175.9    
Yuza 遊佐駅 3.2 179.1     ^ Yuza, Akumi
Fukura 吹浦駅 7.0 186.1    
Mega 女鹿駅 3.6 189.7    
Kosagawa 小砂川駅 5.1 194.8     Nikaho Akita
Kamihama 上浜駅 3.7 198.5    
Kisakata 象潟駅 4.9 203.4    
Konoura 金浦駅 5.8 209.2     ^
Nikaho 仁賀保駅 5.5 214.7    
Nishime 西目駅 8.4 223.1     ^ Yurihonjō
Ugo-Honjō 羽後本荘駅 5.8 228.9 Yuri Kōgen Railway Chōkai Sanroku Line
Ugo-Iwaya 羽後岩谷駅 7.1 236.0  
Oriwatari 折渡駅 4.7 240.7  
Ugo-Kameda 羽後亀田駅 3.0 243.7  
Iwaki-Minato 岩城みなと駅 6.5 250.2  
Michikawa 道川駅 1.6 251.8   ^
Shimohama 下浜駅 6.6 258.4   Akita
Katsurane 桂根駅 3.4 261.7  
Araya 新屋駅 4.0 265.7  
Ugo-Ushijima 羽後牛島駅 3.3 269.0  
Akita 秋田駅 2.7 271.7 JR East Akita Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line, Oga Line[* 2] ^
  1. ^ Most trains from Riku'u West Line terminate at Sakata Station
  2. ^ The official beginning of the Oga Line is at Oiwake Station, but all trains terminate at Akita Station.

Symbols:

  • | - Single-track
  • ◇ - Single-track; station where trains can pass
  • ^ - Double-track section starts from this point
  • ∥ - Double-track
  • ∨ - Single-track section starts from this point

Accidents

On December 25, 2005, all six cars of a limited express train "Inaho No.14" on the Uetsu Line derailed in Yamagata prefecture, about 350 kilometres (217 miles) north of Tokyo. The train was headed south towards Kita-Amarume Station. Three of the cars turned over, causing the deaths of five people and injuring 33 others. Three other persons were originally reported missing, but authorities later discovered that they had disembarked from the train before the accident.

References

  • (in Japanese) JR全線全駅ステーション倶楽部編(上) (Complete JR Line/Station Compendium (Vol. 1) ?). Tokyo, Japan: 文春文庫 (Bunshun Bunko ?). September 1988. pp. pp 236-248. ISBN 4-16-748701-2.  

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