Rikuu West Line
The Rikuu West Line (陸羽西線 Rikuu-sai-sen) is a railway line in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Shinjō Station to Amarume Station, and trains continue on to Sakata Station, even though it is not officially a part of the Rikuu West Line.
|Rikuu West Line|
DMU train on the Rikuu West Line crossing the Tsunokawa River in Tozawa, Yamagata, Japan.
|Rolling stock||KiHa 110 series|
|Line length||43.0 km (26.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||95 km/h (60 mph)|
Its name refers to the ancient provinces of Mutsu (陸奥) and Dewa (出羽) (or alternatively, the Meiji-era provinces of Rikuzen (陸前) and Uzen (羽前)), although strictly speaking, only the Rikuu East Line connects both areas.
- All stations are located in Yamagata Prefecture.
|Amarume||余目||4.1||43.0||■ Uetsu Main Line||^|
|Through to the Uetsu Main Line (via Kita-Amarume, Sagoshi and Higashi-Sakata)|
|Sakata||酒田||-||55.3||■ Uetsu Main Line||∥||Sakata|
- | - 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
- KiHa 110 series DMUs
The line was opened in sections between 1913 and 1914. Freight services ceased in 1987, and CTC signalling was commissioned in 1991.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
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- JR East website with stations listing (in Japanese)