Hakushin Line

Hakushin Line

Infobox rail line
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caption = 115 series train approaches Toyosaka Station on a local Hakushin Line service to Niigata, May 2008
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locale = Niigata Prefecture
start = Niigata Station
end = Shibata Station
stations = 10
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open = 23 December 1952
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operator = JR East
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linelength = 27.3 km
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gauge = 1,067 mm
el = Overhead catenary 1,500 V DC
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The nihongo|Hakushin Line|白新線|Hakushin-sen is a Japanese rail line operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which runs between Niigata Station and Shibata Station in Niigata Prefecture.

Route data

* Track: Double between Niigata and Niizaki only
* Signalling: ATS-Ps


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

Rolling stock

* 115 series EMUs
* E127 series EMUs
* 485 series EMUs ("Inaho" limited express)

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