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Hokuetsu Express


Hokuetsu 北越急行  Hokuetsu Kyūkō     Hokuetsu Express
Main owners: Niigata prefecture (54.84%), Jōetsu city (13.18%), Tokamachi city (10.33%), Daichi bank (5.00%), Hokuetsu bank (3.33%), Tohoku Electric Power (3.33%)

Hokuhoku ほくほく線 Non JR railway      1067 mm     1500V DC
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Hokuhoku Line

Opened1997, March 22Maximum speed160 km/h for Ltd Express trains
TracksSingle track110 km/hfor Rapid and Local trains
The maximum speed, 160 km/h, is the highest in Japan on a non-Shinkansen line.
MapsKmStation name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
-17.6 Echigo-Yuzawa越後湯沢えちごゆざわ JR East: Jōetsu >Takasaki
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Niigata
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen >Gala Yuzawa
Yuzawa-machi Niigata
-3.9 Shiozawa塩沢しおざわ
Minamiuonuma-shi
0.0 Muikamachi六日町むいかまち JR East: Jōetsu >Nagaoka
Minamiuonuma-shi Niigata
3.6 Uonuma-Kyūryō魚沼丘陵うおぬまきゅうりょう
12.2 Misashima美佐島みさしま
Tōkamachi-shi
14.4 Shinzaしんざしんざ
15.9 Tōkamachi十日町とおかまち JR East: Iiyama >Nagano >Echigo-Kawaguchi
29.2 Matsudaiまつだいまつだい
38.6 Hokuhoku-Ōshimaほくほく大島ほくほくおおしま
Jōetsu-shi
44.8 Mushigawa-Ōsugi虫川大杉むしがわおおすぎ
46.8 Uragawaraうらがわらうらがわら
51.7 Ōike-Ikoinomori大池いこいの森おおいけいこいのもり
53.6 Kubikiくびきくびき
59.5 Saigata犀潟さいがた JR East: Shinetsu hon >Niigata
63.9 Kuroi黒井くろい
Jōetsu-shi Niigata
66.6 Naoetsu直江津なおえつ Echigo Tokimeki: Myōkō Haneuma >Myōkōkōgen
Echigo Tokimeki: Nihonkai Hisui >Ichiburi

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This page is updated Oct 8, 2021