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Hakushin Line

     Hakushin Line
115 series EMU bound for Niigata approaching Toyosaka Station, May 2008
Type Heavy rail
Locale Niigata Prefecture
Termini Niigata
Stations 10
Opening 1952
Operator(s) JR East
Line length 27.3 km (17.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Route map

The Hakushin Line (白新線 Hakushin-sen) is a Japanese railway line which runs between Niigata and Shibata stations in the cities of Niigata and Shibata in Niigata Prefecture. It is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) network.

Basic data

Station list

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Transfers Location
Niigata 新潟 - 0.0 Jōetsu Shinkansen, Shin'etsu Main Line, Echigo Line Chūō-ku, Niigata
Kami-Nuttari Junction 上沼垂信号場 - 1.9  
Higashi-Niigata 東新潟 5.0 5.0   Higashi-ku, Niigata
Niigata Freight Terminal 新潟貨物ターミナル
Ōgata 大形 2.0 7.0  
Niizaki 新崎 2.6 9.6   Kita-ku, Niigata
Hayadōri 早通 1.9 11.5  
Toyosaka 豊栄 3.5 15.0  
Kuroyama 黒山 3.0 18.0  
Sasaki 佐々木 3.0 21.0   Shibata
Nishi-Shibata 西新発田 3.3 24.3  
Shibata 新発田 3.0 27.3 Uetsu Main Line

Rolling stock

A 485 series EMU passing through Higashi-Niigata Station on an Inaho service to Niigata, May 2008


The first section opened on 23 December 1952 was the 12.3 km line between Shibata Station and Kuzutsuka Station (now Toyosaka Station). On 15 April 1956, the line was extended 14.9 km from Kuzutsuka to Niigata.

The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC in 1972, and double-tracked in sections between 1978 and 1981.


This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese WorldHeritage

  1. ^ 通勤形車両の新造計画について [New commuter train manufacture plans] (PDF) (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

External links

  • Stations of the Hakushin Line (JR East) (Japanese)

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