The Yonesaka Line (米坂線 Yonesaka-sen) is a railway line in Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Yonezawa Station in Yamagata Prefecture to Sakamachi Station in Niigata Prefecture. At Yonezawa, connections to the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ōu Main Line can be made; while the Uetsu Main Line connects at Sakamachi Station. The line takes its name from the first kanji of Yonezawa (米沢) and Sakamachi (坂町).
A JR East KiHa E120 DMU at Imaizumi Station in July 2009
|Locale||Yamagata Prefecture, Japan|
|Line length||90.7 km (56.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
Trains can only pass each other at Uzen-Komatsu, Imaizumi, Uzen-Tsubaki, Oguni, Echigo-Kanamaru, and Echigo-Shimoseki stations.
|Imaizumi||今泉||3.6||23.0||■Flower Nagai Line||◇||Nagai|
|Sakamachi||坂町||7.2||90.7||■Uetsu Main Line||^||Murakami|
- | - Single-track
- ◇ - Single-track; station where trains can pass
- ^ - Double-track section starts from this point
- ∨ - Single-track section starts from this point
As of October 2016, the following rolling stock is used on the Yonesaka Line. All are based at Niitsu Depot.
On May 15, 2015, JR East announced that it was placing an order for new diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains to be introduced from fiscal 2017.
Until 2009, the following rolling stock was used on the Yonesaka Line. All were based at Niitsu Depot.
- KiHa 40/47/48 DMUs
- KiHa 52 DMUs
- KiHa 58 DMUs
The Yonezawa to Oguni section was opened in stages between 1926 and 1935. The Sakamachi to Echigo-Kanamaru section was opened between 1931 and 1933. The line was completed with the opening of the Oguni to Echigo-Kanamaru section in 1936.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
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- Yonesaka Line Supporters' Association website (in Japanese)