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Aterazawa Line
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A KiHa 101 DMU on the Aterazawa Line at Yamagata Station
Overview
Native name左沢線
StatusIn operation
OwnerJR East
LocaleYamagata Prefecture
Termini
Stations11
Service
TypeRegional rail
Operator(s)JR East
Rolling stockKiHa 101 DMUs
History
Opened1921
Technical
Line length24.3 km (15.1 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map
JR Aterazawa Line linemap.svg

The Aterazawa Line (左沢線, Aterazawa-sen) is a railway line in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Kita-Yamagata Station in Yamagata with Aterazawa Station in Ōe. All trains run through to and from Yamagata Station.

Station list

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
Between
stations
From
Kita-Yamagata
Yamagata 山形 - -1.9 Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line (for Yonezawa) v Yamagata
Kita-Yamagata 北山形 1.9 0.0 Ōu Main Line (for Shinjō), Senzan Line*
Higashi-Kanai 東金井 3.1 3.1  
Uzen-Yamabe 羽前山辺 3.4 6.5   Yamanobe, Higashimurayama District
Uzen-Kanezawa 羽前金沢 3.0 9.5   Nakayama, Higashimurayama District
Uzen-Nagasaki 羽前長崎 1.5 11.0  
Minami-Sagae 南寒河江 2.5 13.5   Sagae
Sagae 寒河江 1.8 15.3  
Nishi-Sagae 西寒河江 1.1 16.4  
Uzen-Takamatsu 羽前高松 2.9 19.3  
Shibahashi 柴橋 3.0 22.3  
Aterazawa 左沢 2.0 24.3   Ōe, Nishimurayama District

Rolling stock

History

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The line was opened to Uzen-Nagasaki in 1921, and extended to Aterazawa the following year. CTC signalling was commissioned on the line in 1982.

Former connecting lines

The Sanzan Electric Railway operated an 11 km line from Uzen-Takamatsu Station to Mazawa, electrified at 600 V DC, between 1926 and 1974.

References