Agatsuma Line

Agatsuma Line

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Agatsuma Line

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The is a local rail line in Gunma, Japan, and is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) network. Roughly following the Agatsuma River, it runs 55.6 km between and stations.

Although the official start of the line is at Shibukawa, all trains run through on the Jōetsu Line to/from .

History

The Agatsuma Line was opened in 1945 and ran from to . The line was extended to in 1971. The newest station, , was opened in 1992.

Yanba Dam construction

The Yanba Dam was expected to cause part of the line between and stations to become submerged. The dam project was ultimately cancelled, but the new section of railway line and roads under construction may be completed to serve the onsen hot spring resorts in the area and increase road and rail capacity. However, with the dam's future in question, what will happen with the line is unclear.

Points of interest

The Agatsuma Line is noted for numerous onsen hot springs along the route. The famous hot springs at Kusatsu are some distance north of the line, but several rural onsen such as those at Shima, Sawatari, Kawarayu, and Shiriyaki are more accessible.

Mount Asama, Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, and the Agatsuma Canyon can all be seen from the Agatsuma Line.

Japan's shortest railroad tunnel, the Tarusawa Tunnel, is on the Agatsuma Line.

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