|Termini|| Echizen-Hanandō |
|Rolling stock||KiHa 120 series DMU|
|Line length||52.5 km (32.6 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Entire line single tracked|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (53 mph)|
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).
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.
|Hokuriku Main Line|
|Echizen-Hanandō||越前花堂駅||2.6||0.0||■ Hokuriku Main Line (for Tsuruga)||Ｙ||Fukui|
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