Kitayama Rail Pages
Sōya line


JR Hokkaidō 北海道旅客鉄道 [JR北海道]  Hokkaidō Ryokaku Tetsudō [JR Hokkaidō]     Hokkaido Railway Company

Sōya Hon 宗谷本線 JR railway      1067 mm     Non-electric
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Sōya Main Line

OpenedAug 12, 1898Asahikawa - NagayamaTracksDouble trackAsahikawa - Kita-Asahikawa (Km 6.6)
1898-1900Nagayama - ShibetsuSingle trackKita-Asahikawa (Km 6.6) - Wakkanai
1903Shibetsu - Nayoro
1905- 1912Nayoro - Otoineppu
1922- 1926Otoineppu - Minami-Wakkanai
Dec 26, 1928Minami-Wakkanai - Wakkanai
The Sōya line is the northernmost railway of Japan. It's named after the Sōya district at the northern end of the line.
The first section of the line opened in 1898 as Teshio line. In 1912 the line was renamed to Sōya line. From Otoineppu, the original Sōya line ran along the eastern coast and reached Wakkanai (present Minami-Wakkanai) in 1922.
A new line was built in 1922-1926 between Otoineppu and Wakkanai, which was called Teshio line, different from the former Teshio Line. In 1928 Sōya line was extended to Wakkanai Port (present Wakkanai).
When Sakhalin was under Japanese control, Wakkanai was the base for the railway ferries between Japan och Sakhalin.
In 1930 the northern part of Sōya line was renamed to Kitami line and the Teshio line was renamed to Sōya line. Since then, Sōya line has been running the present way!
The Kitami line was renamed to Tenpoku line in 1961 and was closed in 1989.

The section Asahikawa - Kita-Asahikawa (Km 6.6) is electrified, but this is used by freight and depot trains only.
MapsStation
code
Km
Station name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
A28 0.0# Asahikawa旭川あさひかわ JR Hokkaidō: Furano >Furano
JR Hokkaidō: Hakodate hon >Sapporo
Asahikawa-shi Hokkaidō
A29 1.8 Asahikawa-yojō旭川四条あさひかわよじょう
A30 3.7 Shin-Asahikawa新旭川しんあさひかわ JR Hokkaidō: Sekihoku Hon >Abashiri
W31 9.3
Nagayama永山ながやま
W32 11.4
Kita-Nagayama北永山きたながやま
W33 14.7
Minami-Pippu
Closed March 2021
南比布みなみぴっぷ
Pippu-chō
W34 17.1
Pippu比布ぴっぷ
Pippu-chō
W35 20.2
Kita-Pippu
Closed March 2021
北比布きたぴっぷ
Pippu-chō
W36 22.8
Ranru蘭留らんる
Pippu-chō
W37 28.4
Shiokari塩狩しおかり
Wassamu-chō
W38 36.3
Wassamu和寒わっさむ
W39 41.4
Higashi-Rokusen
Closed March 2021
東六線ひがしろくせん
Kenbuchi-chō
W40 45.2
Kembuchi剣淵けんぶち
Kenbuchi-chō
W41 50.2
Kita-Kembuchi
Closed March 2021
北剣淵きたけんぶち
Kenbuchi-chō
W42 53.9
Shibetsu士別しべつ
Shibetsu-shi
W43 58.3
Shimo-Shibetsu
Closed March 2021
下士別しもしべつ
Shibetsu-shi
W44 61.7
Tayoro多寄たよろ
Shibetsu-shi
W45 64.5
Mizuho瑞穂みずほ
W46 68.1
Fūren風連ふうれん
Nayoro-shi
W47 74.1
Nayoro-kōkō
Ex Higashi-Fūren (Km 72.6)
名寄高校なよろこうこう
W48 76.2
Nayoro名寄なよろ
W49 80.2
Nisshin日進にっしん
W50 89.3
Hokusei
Closed March 2021
北星ほくせい
Nayoro-shi
W51 91.2
Chiebun智恵文ちえぶん
Nayoro-shi
W52 93.3
Chihoku智北ちほく
W53 95.6
Minami-Bifuka
Closed March 2021
南美深みなみびふか
Bifuka-chō
W54 98.3
Bifuka美深びふか
Bifuka-chō
W55 101.9
Hatsuno
Closed March 2024
初野はつの
Bifuka-chō
W56 105.0
Momponai
Closed March 2021
紋穂内もんぽない
W57 112.1
Onnenai
Closed March 2024
恩根内おんねない
W58 117.9
Toyoshimizu
Closed March 2021
豊清水とよしみず
W69 121.5
Teshiogawa-onsen天塩川温泉てしおがわおんせん
Otoineppu-mura
W60 124.7
Sakkuru咲来さっくる
W61 129.3
Otoineppu音威子府おといねっぷ
W62 135.6
Osashima筬島おさしま
W63 153.6
Saku佐久さく
Nakagawa-chō
W64 161.9
Teshio-Nakagawa天塩中川てしおなかがわ
W65 170.3
Utanai
Closed March 2022
歌内うたない
Nakagawa-chō
W66 175.8
Toikambetsu問寒別といかんべつ
Horonobe-chō
W67 178.0
Nukanan糠南ぬかなん
W68 183.7
Onoppunai雄信内おのっぷない
W69 189.7
Yasuushi
Closed March 2021
安牛やすうし
Horonobe-chō
W70 191.6
Minami-Horonobe南幌延みなみほろのべ
Horonobe-chō
W71 194.6
Kami-Horonobe
Closed March 2021
上幌延かみほろのべ
Horonobe-chō
W72 199.4
Horonobe幌延ほろのべ
Horonobe-chō
W73 207.2
Shimonuma下沼しもぬま
W74 215.9
Toyotomi豊富とよとみ
Toyotomi-chō
W75 220.9
Tokumitsu
Closed March 2021
徳満とくみつ
Toyotomi-chō
W76 230.9
Kabutonuma兜沼かぶとぬま
Toyotomi-chō
W77 236.7
Yūchi勇知ゆうち
Wakkanai-shi
W78 245.0
Bakkai抜海ばっかい
W79 256.7
Minami-Wakkanai南稚内みなみわっかない
W80 259.4
Wakkanai稚内わっかない

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This page is updated Apr 28, 2024