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Hanawa Line
JRE Kiha111-117 and Kiha112-117 on the Hanawa Line.jpg
Train on the Hanawa Line (photographed in July 2021)
Overview
Native name花輪線
StatusIn operation
OwnerJR East
LocaleIwate, Akita prefectures
Termini
Stations27
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)JR East
Rolling stockKiHa 110 series DMU
History
Opened1914
Technical
Line length106.9 km (66.4 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterRural
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map

JR Hanawa Line linemap.svg

0.0 Kōma
Iwate Galaxy Railway Line
4.9 Higashi-Ōbuke
9.0 Ōbuke
Matsuo Industrial Railway
13.7 Tairadate
15.0 Kitamori
17.8 Matsuo-Hachimantai
25.0 Appi-Kōgen
30.0 Akasakata
33.6 Koyanohata
37.6 Araya-Shinmachi
40.3 Yokoma
49.1 Tayama
55.8 Anihata
59.9 Yuze-Onsen
64.2 Hachimantai
66.1 Rikuchū-Ōsato
69.7 Kazuno-Hanawa
71.7 Kagamida
(♦)to 1934
74.4 Shibahira
77.7 Towada-Minami
82.2 Suehiro
84.6 Dobukai
86.6 Sawajiri
89.6 Jūnisho
92.1 Ōtaki-Onsen
97.4 Minami-Ōgita
(♦)to 1944
98.6 Ōgita
101.2 Ikeuchi
(♦)to 1934
103.3 Higashi-Ōdate
103.8 Katayama
(♦) to 1934
106.9 Ōdate
Dowa HoldingsHanaoka Line
Ōu Main Line

♦:seasonal
April–November

The Hanawa Line (花輪線, Hanawa-sen) is a railway line in Japan linking Kōma Station in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture and Ōdate Station in Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, Japan. The line extends 106.9 km (66.4 mi) with a total of 27 stations. Also known as the Towada-Hachimantai Shikisai Line (十和田八幡平四季彩ライン), the Hanawa Line is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Stations

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
Between
stations
Total
Kōma 好摩 - 0.0 Iwate Galaxy Railway Line (all trains through to/from Morioka) Morioka Iwate
Higashi-Ōbuke 東大更 4.9 4.9   Hachimantai
Ōbuke 大更 4.1 9.0  
Tairadate 平館 4.7 13.7  
Kitamori 北森 1.9 15.6  
Matsuo-Hachimantai 松尾八幡平 2.2 17.8  
Appi-Kōgen 安比高原 7.2 25.0  
Akasakata 赤坂田 5.0 30.0  
Koyanohata 小屋の畑 3.6 33.6  
Araya-Shinmachi 荒屋新町 4.0 37.6  
Yokoma 横間 2.7 40.3  
Tayama 田山 8.8 49.1  
Anihata 兄畑 6.7 55.8  
Yuze-Onsen 湯瀬温泉 4.1 59.9   Kazuno Akita
Hachimantai 八幡平 4.3 64.2  
Rikuchū-Ōsato 陸中大里 1.9 66.1  
Kazuno-Hanawa 鹿角花輪 3.6 69.7  
Shibahira 柴平 4.7 74.4  
Towada-Minami 十和田南 3.3 77.7  
Suehiro 末広 4.5 82.2  
Dobukai 土深井 2.4 84.6  
Sawajiri 沢尻 2.0 86.6   Ōdate
Jūnisho 十二所 3.0 89.6  
Ōtaki-Onsen 大滝温泉 2.5 92.1  
Ōgita 扇田 6.5 98.6  
Higashi-Ōdate 東大館 4.7 103.3  
Ōdate 大館 3.6 106.9 Ōu Main Line
Legend
◇, ∨, ∧ - Trains can pass each other at this station
◆ - Trains can pass each other at this switchback
| - Trains cannot pass

History

A Kosaka Railway sulphuric acid train in its final year of operation
A Kosaka Railway sulphuric acid train in its final year of operation

The Japanese Government Railways (JGR) opened the Kōma to Tairadate section on 27 August 1922, and extended the line in sections from November 1926, reaching Rikuchu-Osato on 17 October 1931.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Vol. I. Japan: JTB. p. 109. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.