Aterazawa Line

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Aterazawa Line
JR East KiHa 101-9.JPG
A KiHa 101 DMU on the Aterazawa Line
Native name 左沢線
Type Regional rail
Locale Yamagata Prefecture
Termini Kita-Yamagata
Stations 11
Opened 1921
Owner JR East
Rolling stock KiHa 101 DMUs
Line length 24.3 km (15.10 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
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

  • All stations are located in Yamagata Prefecture.
  • All trains stop at every station.
  • Trains can pass one another at stations marked "◇", "v", and "^".
Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
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


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.


This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

External links

  • Stations of the Aterazawa Line (JR East) (in Japanese)
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