San'in Main Line

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Sanin Main Line
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Overview
Other name(s) Sagano Line (Kyoto - Sonobe)
Native name山陰本線
Owner JR West
Locale Kyoto, Hyōgo, Tottori, Shimane and Yamaguchi Prefectures
Termini Kyoto Station
Shimonoseki Station
Stations159
Service
Type Regional rail
Operator(s)JR West
JR Freight
History
Opened1897
Technical
Line length676.0 km (420.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph) - 130 km/h (81 mph)
Route map

Contents

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Kyōto Station
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The section is popularly called the Sagano Line
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Sonobe
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Sonobe-Ayabe section
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Funaoka
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Hiyoshi
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Shinkyūdaigakumae
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Goma
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Shimoyama
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Wachi
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Yura River
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Aseri
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Tachiki
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Yamaga
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76.2
Ayabe
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Takatsu
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Isa
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Fukuchiyama
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Fukuchiyama Train District
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Kamikawaguchi
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Shimo-Yakuno
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Kami-Yakuno
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Kyoto-Hyōgo border
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Yanase
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Wadayama
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Yabu
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Yōka
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Ebara
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Kokufu
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Toyooka
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Gembudō
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Kinosaki Onsen
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Takeno
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Satsu
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Shibayama
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Kasumi
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Yoroi
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Amarube
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Kutani
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Hamasaka
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Moroyose
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Igumi
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207.5
Higashihama
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211.9
Iwami
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Ōiwa
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Fukube
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Tottori
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234.5
Koyama
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235.8
Tottoridaigakumae
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239.6
Suetsune
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244.7
Hōgi
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247.6
Hamamura
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252.8
Aoya
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258.9
Tomari
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Matsuzaki
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Kurayoshi
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Shimohōjō
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280.1
Yura
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Urayasu
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Yabase
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Akasaki
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Nakayamaguchi
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Shimoichi
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Mikuriya
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Nawa
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Daisenguchi
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Yodoe
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Hōki-Daisen
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Higashiyamakōen
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Yonago City Station
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Yonago
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Yasugi
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Arashima
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342.2
Iya
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345.3
Higashi-Matsue
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351.9
Matsue
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354.6
Nogi
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358.5
Tamatsukuri-Onsen
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364.5
Kimachi
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368.9
Shinji
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373.0
Shōbara
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379.1
Naoe
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391.4
Izumo-Jinzai
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393.5
Kōnan
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400.1
Oda
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404.0
Tagi
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411.5
Hane
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413.7
Kute
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417.2
Ōdashi
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420.2
Shizuma
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Isotake
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428.9
Nima
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Maji
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434.8
Yusato
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437.9
Yunotsu
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440.8
Iwami-Fukumitsu
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443.6
Kuromatsu
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448.0
Asari
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454.3
Gōtsu Station
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458.7
Tsunozu
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460.5
Uyagawa
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463.3
Hashi
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465.6
Kushiro
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469.7
Shimokō
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473.3
Hamada
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478.7
Nishi-Hamada
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482.8
Sufu
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487.6
Orii
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492.6
Miho-Misumi
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497.6
Okami
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502.7
Kamate
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507.2
Iwami-Tsuda
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514.5
Masuda Station
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Masuda-Nagatoshi section
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524.3
Todakohama
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528.0
Iinoura
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533.8
Esaki
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540.4
Susa
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549.2
Utagō
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555.6
Kiyo
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560.2
Nago
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564.5
Nagato-Ōi
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569.1
Koshigahama
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572.0
Higashi-Hagi
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575.8
Hagi
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578.2
Tamae
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583.9
Sammi
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588.1
Ii
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594.5
Nagato-Misumi
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Senzaki
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599.6
Nagatoshi
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Nagatoshi-Hatabu section
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604.9
Kiwado
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609.0
Nagato-Furuichi
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613.5
Hitomaru
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617.9
Igami
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622.1
Nagato-Awano
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627.4
Agawa
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631.1
Kottoi
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635.1
Takibe
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639.9
Nagato-Futami
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643.5
Ukahongō
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645.7
Yutama
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650.2
Kogushi
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652.9
Kawatana-Onsen
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655.4
Kuroimura
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658.8
Umegatō
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662.7
Yoshimi
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665.6
Fukue
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668.2
Yasuoka
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Kajikuri Station
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669.6
Kajikuri-Gōdaichi
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670.7
Ayaragi
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Hatabu
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Arrow Blue Down 001.svgSan'yō Main Line
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The Sanin Main Line (山陰本線, San'in-honsen) is a railway line in western Japan, which connects Kyoto and Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It is the major railway line of the San'in region, approximately paralleling the Japan Sea, crossing Kyoto, Hyōgo, Tottori, Shimane, and Yamaguchi prefectures. The main portion from Kyoto to Hatabu is the longest single continuous railway line in Japan at 673.8 km, although no regularly scheduled train operates over the entire line.

The section between Kyoto and Sonobe, connecting Kyoto and its northern suburbs, is a part of JR West's Urban Network and is nicknamed the Sagano Line .

Basic data

Stations

From Kyoto to Sonobe (Sagano Line)

Stations on this segment
Kyoto - Umekōji-Kyōtonishi - Tambaguchi - Nijo - Emmachi - Hanazono - Uzumasa - Saga-Arashiyama - Hozukyo - Umahori - Kameoka - Namikawa - Chiyokawa - Yagi - Yoshitomi - Sonobe

From Sonobe to Tottori

Rapid trains are operated as local trains and stop at every station between Sonobe and Fukuchiyama.

StationDistance
(km)
TransfersLocation
Sonobe 園部34.2( E16  Sagano Line) Nantan Kyoto
Funaoka 船岡38.2 
Hiyoshi 日吉41.9 
Shinkyūdaigakumae 鍼灸大学前44.3 
Goma 胡麻47.1 
Shimoyama 下山51.9  Kyōtamba, Funai
Wachi 和知58.6 
Aseri 安栖里60.7 
Tachiki 立木65.5 
Yamaga 山家69.0  Ayabe
Ayabe 綾部76.2 JRW kinki-L.svg Maizuru Line
Takatsu 高津80.3 
Isa 石原82.8  Fukuchiyama
Fukuchiyama 福知山88.5
Kamikawaguchi 上川口95.2 
Shimo-Yakuno 下夜久野102.4 
Kami-Yakuno 上夜久野109.8 
Yanase 梁瀬115.6  Asago Hyōgo
Wadayama 和田山119.0 JRW kinki-J.svg Bantan Line
Yabu 養父124.2  Yabu
Yōka 八鹿131.2 
Ebara 江原138.7  Toyooka
Kokufu 国府142.4 
Toyooka 豊岡148.4Willer Trains Miyatoyo Line
Gembudō 玄武洞153.7 
Kinosaki-Onsen 城崎温泉158.0 
Takeno 竹野166.0 
Satsu 佐津173.4  Kami, Mikata
Shibayama 柴山175.7 
Kasumi 香住180.0 
Yoroi 185.4 
Amarube 餘部187.2 
Kutani 久谷191.8  Shin'onsen, Mikata
Hamasaka 浜坂197.9 
Moroyose 諸寄199.8 
Igumi 居組204.2 
Higashihama 東浜207.5  Iwami, Iwami Tottori
Iwami 岩美211.9 
Ōiwa 大岩214.8 
Fukube 福部219.1  Tottori
Tottori 鳥取230.3 JRW san-B.svg Imbi Line

From Tottori to Masuda

StationDistance
(km)
TLALCLTransfersLocation
Tottori 鳥取230.3+   JRW san-B.svg Imbi Line TottoriTottori
Koyama 湖山234.5*   
Tottoridaigakumae 鳥取大学前235.8   
Suetsune 末恒239.6*   
Hōgi 宝木244.7*   
Hamamura 浜村247.6+   
Aoya 青谷252.8+   
Tomari 258.9*    Yurihama, Tōhaku
Matsuzaki 松崎264.6*   
Kurayoshi 倉吉270.1+    Kurayoshi
Shimohōjō 下北条275.2*    Hokuei, Tōhaku
Yura
(Conan Station)
由良
(コナン駅)
280.1*   
Urayasu 浦安285.8+    Kotoura, Tōhaku
Yabase 八橋287.6-   
Akasaki 赤碕291.3+   
Nakayamaguchi 中山口295.5-    Daisen, Saihaku
Shimoichi 下市297.7*   
Mikuriya 御来屋303.6*   
Nawa 名和304.7-   
Daisenguchi 大山口308.8*   
Yodoe 淀江312.7*    Yonago
Hōki-Daisen 伯耆大山318.2+   JRW san-V.svg Hakubi Line
Higashiyama-kōen 東山公園321.2-   
Yonago 米子323.0+++ JRW san-C.svg Sakai Line
Yasugi 安来331.8+++  Yasugi Shimane
Arashima 荒島336.6+++ 
Iya 揖屋342.2+++  Matsue
Higashi-Matsue 東松江345.3+++ 
Matsue 松江351.9+++ 
Nogi 乃木354.6++- 
Tamatsukuri-Onsen 玉造温泉358.5++- 
Kimachi 来待364.5++- 
Shinji 宍道368.9+++ JRW san-E.svg Kisuki Line
Shōbara 荘原373.0+++ Izumo
Naoe 直江379.1+++ 
Izumoshi 出雲市384.6+++ Kita-Matsue Line (Dentetsu-Izumoshi)
Nishi-Izumo 西出雲389.4   
Izumo-Jinzai 出雲神西391.4 *  
Kōnan 江南393.5 *  
Oda 小田400.1 *  
Tagi 田儀404.0 *  
Hane 波根411.5 *   Ōda
Kute 久手413.7 *  
Ōdashi 大田市417.2 +  
Shizuma 静間420.2 *  
Isotake 五十猛422.8 *  
Nima 仁万428.9 +  
Maji 馬路431.9 *  
Yusato 湯里434.8 *  
Yunotsu 温泉津437.9 +  
Iwami-Fukumitsu 石見福光440.8 *  
Kuromatsu 黒松443.6 *   Gōtsu
Asari 浅利448.0 *  
Gōtsu 江津454.3 +  Sankō Line (closed 1 April 2018)
Tsunozu 都野津458.7 +  
Uyagawa 敬川460.5 *  
Hashi 波子463.3 +  
Kushiro 久代465.6 *   Hamada
Shimokō 下府469.7 *  
Hamada 浜田473.3 +  
Nishi-Hamada 西浜田478.7 +  
Sufu 周布482.8 *  
Orii 折居487.6 +  
Miho-Misumi 三保三隅492.6 +  
Okami 岡見497.6 *  
Kamate 鎌手502.7 *   Masuda
Iwami-Tsuda 石見津田507.2 *  
Masuda 益田514.5 +  Yamaguchi Line

From Masuda to Shimonoseki

StationDistance
(km)
TransfersLocation
Sanin Main Line
Masuda 益田514.5 Yamaguchi Line MasudaShimane
Todakohama 戸田小浜524.3 
Iinoura 飯浦528.0 
Esaki 江崎533.8  Hagi Yamaguchi
Susa 須佐540.4 
Utagō 宇田郷549.2  Abu, Abu
Kiyo 木与555.6 
Nago 奈古560.2 
Nagato-Ōi 長門大井564.5  Hagi
Koshigahama 越ヶ浜569.1 
Higashi-Hagi 東萩572.0 
Hagi 575.8 
Tamae 玉江578.2 
Sammi 三見583.9 
Ii 飯井588.1 
Nagato-Misumi 長門三隅594.5 Nagato
Nagatoshi 長門市599.6 Mine Line, Sanin Main Line "Senzaki branch line"
Kiwado 黄波戸604.9 
Nagato-Furuichi 長門古市609.0 
Hitomaru 人丸613.5 
Igami 伊上617.9 
Nagato-Awano 長門粟野622.1  Shimonoseki
Agawa 阿川627.4 
Kottoi 特牛631.1 
Takibe 滝部635.1 
Nagato-Futami 長門二見639.9 
Ukahongō 宇賀本郷643.5 
Yutama 湯玉645.7 
Kogushi 小串650.2 
Kawatana-Onsen 川棚温泉652.9 
Kuroimura 黒井村655.4 
Umegatō 梅ヶ峠658.8 
Yoshimi 吉見662.7 
Fukue 福江665.6 
Yasuoka 安岡668.2 
Kajikuri-Gōdaichi 梶栗郷台地679.6 
Ayaragi 綾羅木670.7 
Hatabu 幡生673.8 Sanyō Main Line
Shimonoseki 下関677.3 

Senzaki Branch Line

StationDistance
(km)
TransfersLocation
Nagatoshi長門市0.0 Mine Line, Sanin Main LineNagatoYamaguchi
Senzaki 仙崎2.2 

History

The line was built by three different private companies, which were subsequently nationalised and connected by the Japanese Government Railway (JGR). The Kyoto Railway opened the section to Sonobe between 1897 and 1899. The Bantsuru Railway opened the Ayabe to Fukuchiyama section (as part of the current Maizuru Line) in 1904. Both companies were nationalised in 1907.

The first section opened by the JGR was between Yonago and Mikuriya in 1902, and the line was then progressively extended eastward, reaching Tottori in 1907 and Iwami in 1908, the same year the current Bantan Line opened to Wadayama and Yoka. Construction of that line continued westward, and the two lines were connected in 1912. In the meantime, the Sonobe to Ayabe section was opened in 1910, and the Fukuchiyama to Wadayama section the following year. In addition, construction from Yonago progressed westward, opening to Matsue in 1908 and Izumoshi in 1910, resulting in the 385 km continuous line upon the 1912 connection mentioned above. At the western end, the Choshu Railway opened the Hatabu to Kogushi section in 1914.

From Izumoshi, construction continued progressively westward, opening to Masuda in 1923, and to Todakobama in 1925, the year that the Choshu Railway was nationalised and the Kogushi to Takibe section opened, with construction then continuing from both directions until the two sections were connected in 1933, completing the current line.

Double-tracking

The Yonago to Hoki-Daisen section was double-tracked between 1962 and 1966, with the Ayabe to Fukuchiyama section double-tracked in between 1968 and 1969, and the Tamatsukuri-Onsen to Kimachi section in 1970. The Matsue to Higashi-Matsue section was double-tracked in 1979, and the Yonago to Yasugi section in 1980. The original Saga-Arashiyama to Umahori section was built on the banks of the Hozugawa in a narrow gorge. A new double-track alignment was opened in 1989, and the original alignment became the Sagano Scenic Railway. Further double-tracking occurred in stages, with the entire Kyoto to Sonobe section double-tracked by 2010.[ citation needed ]

Electrification

The Hoki-Daisen to Izumoshi section was electrified in 1982 in conjunction with the electrification of the Hakubi Line. The Fukuchiyama to Kinosaki section was electrified in 1986 in conjunction with the electrification of the Fukuchiyama Line. The Sonobe to Fukuchiyama section was electrified between 1985 and 1986, and the Kyoto to Sonobe section in 1990.[ citation needed ]

Former connecting lines

An Izushi Railway train Izushi Railway train.jpg
An Izushi Railway train
Yamamori Station circa 1981 JNR Kurayoshi Line Yamamori Sta.jpg
Yamamori Station circa 1981

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