Etsumi-Hoku Line

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Etsumi-Hoku Line
(Kuzuryū Line)
Ichijodani Station platform 200507.jpg
A JR West KiHa 120 series DMU at Ichijōdani Station
Overview
StatusIn operation
Owner JR West
Locale Fukui Prefecture
Termini Echizen-Hanandō
Kuzuryūko
Stations22
Service
Type Heavy rail
Operator(s)JR West
Rolling stock KiHa 120 series DMU
History
Opened1960
Technical
Line length52.5 km (32.6 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterRural
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map
JR Etsumihoku Line linemap.svg

The Etsumi-Hoku Line (越美北線, Etsumi-hoku-sen) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The line extends 52.5 km (32.6 mi) from Echizen-Hanandō Station in Fukui to Kuzuryūko Station in Ōno with a total of 22 stations. It is also referred to as the Kuzuryū Line (九頭竜線, Kuzuryū-sen).

Contents

The line was originally planned to connect to what is now the Nagaragawa Railway, but the last 24.0 km (14.9 mi) section that would have involved extensive tunneling was never commenced. A bus service provided a connection between the two lines until it ceased in 2002.

Route data

Stations

StationJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersTracksLocation
Between
stations
From Echizen-Hanandō
Hokuriku Main Line
Fukui 福井駅-2.6 Fukui
Etsumi-Hoku Line
Echizen-Hanandō 越前花堂駅2.60.0 Hokuriku Main Line (for Tsuruga)Fukui
Rokujō 六条駅2.32.3 
Asuwa 足羽駅1.43.7 
Echizen-Tōgō 越前東郷駅2.05.7 
Ichijōdani 一乗谷駅2.68.3 
Echizen-Takada 越前高田駅3.111.4 
Ichinami 市波駅1.212.6 
Kowashōzu 小和清水駅2.014.6 
Miyama 美山駅2.917.5 
Echizen-Yakushi 越前薬師駅2.019.5 
Echizen-Ōmiya 越前大宮駅2.722.2 
Hakariishi 計石駅2.224.4 
Ushigahara 牛ヶ原駅3.227.6  Ōno
Kita-Ōno 北大野駅1.829.4 
Echizen-Ōno 越前大野駅2.031.4 
Echizen-Tano 越前田野駅2.934.3 
Echizen-Tomida 越前富田駅1.435.7 
Shimoyuino 下唯野駅3.138.8 
Kakigashima 柿ヶ島駅1.039.8 
Kadohara 勝原駅2.542.3 
Echizen-Shimoyama 越前下山駅6.548.8 
Kuzuryūko 九頭竜湖駅3.752.5 

Legend

History

A KiHa 120 DMU at Fukui Station kiha120 Yue Mei Bei Xian Zhu 5Hao .JPG
A KiHa 120 DMU at Fukui Station

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