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Senseki-Tōhoku Line

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Senseki-Tōhoku Line
A Senseki-Tōhoku Line HB-E210 series hybrid DMU train
Overview
Native name仙石東北ライン
OwnerJR East
LocaleMiyagi Prefecture
TerminiSendai
Ishinomaki
Stations21
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemJR East
Rolling stockHB-E210 series hybrid DMUs
History
Opened30 May 2015
Technical
Line length47.2 km (29.3 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Senseki-Tōhoku Line (仙石東北ライン, Senseki-Tōhoku Rain) is a 47.2 km (29.3 mi) railway line in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, opened by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on 30 May 2015.[1][2] It connects Sendai Station in Sendai with Ishinomaki Station in Ishinomaki, using existing Tōhoku Main Line tracks between Sendai and Shiogama and Senseki Line tracks between Takagimachi and Ishinomaki, linked by a new 0.3 km connection between Shiogama and Takagimachi stations.

Service outline

In addition to all-stations "Local" services, semi-fast "Rapid" services and one limited-stop "Special Rapid" service operate on the line between Sendai and Ishinomaki.

Stations

Line name Name Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Special Rapid Transfers Location
Tohoku Main Line Sendai 仙台 0.0 O O Akita Shinkansen, Tohoku Shinkansen, Senzan Line, Senseki Line, Jōban Line
Sendai Subway Namboku Line, Sendai Subway Tōzai Line
Sendai Airport Line
Aoba-ku, Sendai
Higashi-Sendai 東仙台 4.0 O[Note 1] | Miyagino-ku, Sendai
Iwakiri 岩切 8.1 O[Note 1] |
Rikuzen-Sannō 陸前山王 10.4 O[Note 1] | Tagajo
Kokufu-Tagajō 国府多賀城 11.7 O[Note 1] |
Shiogama 塩釜 13.4 O O Shiogama
Senseki Line Takagimachi 高城町 23.7 O O approx. 1 km from Tohoku Main Line Matsushima Station. Matsushima
Tetaru 手樽 | |
Rikuzen-Tomiyama 陸前富山 | |
Rikuzen-Ōtsuka 陸前大塚 | | Higashimatsushima
Tōna 東名 | |
Nobiru 野蒜 31.6 O |
Rikuzen-Ono 陸前小野 34.2 O |
Kazuma 鹿妻 | |
Yamoto 矢本 38.4 O O
Higashi-Yamoto 東矢本 | |
Rikuzen-Akai 陸前赤井 41.3 O |
Ishinomakiayumino 石巻あゆみ野 43.4 | | Ishinomaki
Hebita 蛇田 44.8 O |
Rikuzen-Yamashita 陸前山下 45.8 O |
Ishinomaki 石巻 47.2 O O Ishinomaki Line

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Not all Rapid services stop

Rolling stock

Senseki-Tohoku Line services use a fleet of new HB-E210 series 2-car hybrid diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains, mostly operated as four-car formations.[1][3]

History

Government approval to build the new 0.3 km connecting line between the existing Tohoku Main Line and Senseki Line was granted in March 2013.[4] In July 2013, JR East announced its plans to build a fleet of new two-car HB-E210 series hybrid DMUs to be used on through services between Sendai and Ishinomaki via the new line.[5] The Senseki-Tohoku Line name for the new through services was formally announced in July 2014.[6] The official opening date of 30 May 2015 was announced by JR East in January 2015.[7] The opening of the Senseki-Tōhoku Line and the resumption of the entire Senseki Line were celebrated in the ceremony held at Nobiru Station on 30 May 2015 with Yoshihiro Murai, the Governor of Miyagi Prefecture.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b <JR東>仙台-石巻間上下66本、最速は52分 [JR East to run 66 trains between Sendai and Ishinomaki – fastest service taking 52 minutes]. Kahoku Shimpo Online News (in Japanese). Japan: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. 27 February 2015. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b <仙石線全線再開>復興をつなげる鉄路 [Entire Senseki Line resumes to lead reconstruction]. Kahoku Shimpo Online News (in Japanese). Japan: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ JR東日本 通勤型ハイブリッド車両HB-E210系を公開 [JR East HB-E210 series hybrid commuter train unveiled]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 371. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. March 2015. pp. 71–72.
  4. ^ 東日本旅客鉄道株式会社申請の鉄道事業の許可について [Approval of railway project requested by East Japan Railway Company] (in Japanese). Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  5. ^ "JR東日本に新型車両2形式 – E129系とディーゼルハイブリッド車両HB-E210系" [Two new train types for JR East: E129 series and diesel hybrid HB-210 series]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ 仙石線の運転再開等について [Resumption of Senseki Line services] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company Sendai Division. 30 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  7. ^ 仙石線全線運転再開ならびに仙石東北ライン運転開始日の決定について [Date for resumption of Senseki Line services and start of Senseki-Tohoku Line services] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company Sendai Division. 29 January 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
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