|Termini|| Yonago |
|Line length||17.9 km (11.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines 1500 V DC (Yonago - Goto, only for trains that enter and exit Goto train depot)|
The Sakai Line (境線, Sakai-sen) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The line connects Yonago and Sakaiminato.
All stations are in Tottori Prefecture. The stations have nicknames corresponding to monsters that appear in GeGeGe no Kitaro .
|Name||Nickname||Between (km)||Distance (km)||Rapid||Transfers||Location|
|Yonago||米子||Nezumi-Otoko||ねずみ男||-||0.0||●||Sanin Main Line||Yonago|
The entire line opened in 1902. The section to Goto was electrified in 1982, and freight services ceased in 1986.[ citation needed ]
In 2008, Oshinozu Station was closed and the line relocated 800 m east to serve Yonago Airport, with the new station named accordingly.[ citation needed ]
JR West announced an 800 million yen renovation of the line's rolling stock (22 cars) in October 2017, to be completed by spring 2019. The renovation will introduce on-board fare payment using ICOCA proximity cards (as well as Suica and other major Japanese transit cards). Most stations on the line are unmanned, requiring fares to be paid to the train conductor; the upgrade is intended to increase efficiency, and to better serve travelers from Tokyo, Osaka and other metropolitan areas where proximity cards are commonly used.
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