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Oga Line

Oga Line
Overview
Locale Akita Prefecture
Termini Oiwake Station
Oga Station
Stations 9
Operation
Owner JR East
Technical
Line length 26.6 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Not electrified

The Oga Line (男鹿線 Oga-sen) is a rail line in Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Oiwake Station in Akita, Akita Prefecture to Oga Station in Oga, Akita Prefecture. It is nicknamed the Oga Namahage Line.

History

The Oiwake - Oga section was opened in stages between 1913 and 1916.

A 2km freight-only extension was opened to Funagawaminato in 1937, with passenger services extended to Funagawaminato in 1968.

Freight services ceased in 1987, and CTC signalling was commissioned in 1991.

The Oga - Funagawaminato section was closed in 2002.

Stations

Station Japanese
name
Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Oiwake 追分 0.0 Ōu Main Line Akita Akita
Prefecture
Detohama 出戸浜 5.1   Katagami
Kamifutada 上二田 8.3
Futada 二田 10.4
Tennō 天王 13.2
Funakoshi 船越 14.9 Oga
Wakimoto 脇本 18.9
Hadachi 羽立 23.7
Oga 男鹿 26.6

References

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

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