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Sasshō Line

     Sasshō Line
Sasshō Line KiHa 201 series DMU, January 2010
Locale Hokkaido
Termini Sōen
Opening 1935
Owner JR Hokkaido
No. of tracks 2 (SōenAinosato-Kyōikudai)
Track gauge
Electrification 20 kV AC overhead line (SōenHokkaidō-Iryōdaigaku)
Route map

The Sasshō Line (札沼線 Sasshō-sen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido), which runs between Sōen in Sapporo and Shin-Totsukawa in Shintotsukawa, Hokkaidō. Its name is made up of two characters from Sapporo (札幌?) and Ishikari-Numata (石狩沼田?), the latter of which was the terminus of the line until it was truncated at Shin-Totsukawa in 1972.


No. Name Between
Transfers Location
S02 Sōen 桑園 1.6 0.0 Hakodate Main Line Chūō-ku, Sapporo
G03 Hachiken 八軒 2.2 2.2   Nishi-ku, Sapporo
G04 Shinkawa 新川 1.5 3.7   Kita-ku, Sapporo
G05 Shin-Kotoni 新琴似 1.9 5.6 Namboku Line (Asabu) (N01)
G06 Taihei 太平 1.7 7.3  
G07 Yurigahara 百合が原 1.3 8.6  
G08 Shinoro 篠路 1.6 10.2  
G09 Takuhoku 拓北 2.0 12.2  
G10 Ainosato-Kyōikudai あいの里教育大 1.4 13.6  
G11 Ainosato-kōen あいの里公園 1.5 15.1  
G12 Ishikari-Futomi 石狩太美 4.2 19.3   Tōbetsu,
Ishikari District
G13 Ishikari-Tōbetsu 石狩当別 6.6 25.9  
G14 Hokkaidō-Iryōdaigaku 北海道医療大学 3.0 28.9  
  Ishikari-Kanazawa 石狩金沢 2.2 31.1  
  Moto-Nakagoya 本中小屋 4.5 35.6  
  Nakagoya 中小屋 3.2 38.8  
  Tsukigaoka 月ヶ岡 2.8 41.6   Tsukigata,
Kabato District
  Chiraiotsu 知来乙 2.6 44.2  
  Ishikari-Tsukigata 石狩月形 2.1 46.3  
  Toyogaoka 豊ヶ岡 4.7 51.0  
  Sappinai 札比内 2.5 53.5  
  Osokinai 晩生内 4.5 58.0   Urausu,
Kabato District
  Satteki 札的 2.9 60.9  
  Urausu 浦臼 1.8 62.7  
  Tsurunuma 鶴沼 3.4 66.1  
  Osatsunai 於札内 1.8 67.9  
  Minami-Shimotoppu 南下徳富 1.5 69.4   Shintotsukawa,
Kabato District
  Shimotoppu 下徳富 2.1 71.5  
  Shin-Totsukawa 新十津川 5.0 76.5  

Rolling stock

As of the revised timetable introduced on 27 October 2012, the following electric multiple unit (EMU) rolling stock is used on the Sasshō Line.[1]

  • 711 series EMUs (since 27 October 2012)[1]
  • 721 series EMUs (since 1 June 2012)[2]
  • 731 series EMUs (since 1 June 2012)[2]
  • 733 series EMUs (since 1 June 2012)[2]
  • 735 series EMUs (since 1 June 2012)[2]

Former rolling stock

Prior to the 27 October 2012 timetable revision, the following diesel multiple unit (DMU) rolling stock was used on the Sasshō Line.[2]

  • KiHa 40 series DMUs
  • KiHa 141 series DMUs
  • KiHa 201 series DMUs


The line opened between Sōen and Ishikari-Numata in 1935.[3] The section between Shin-Totsukawa and Ishikari-Numata was closed in 1972.[3]


The line was electrified over the 28.9 km stretch from Sōen Station to Hokkaidō-Iryōdaigaku Station in 2012, with engineering work completed by March 2012. New 733 series EMUs were introduced from June 2012,[4] with all trains operated using EMUs from the start of the revised timetable on 27 October 2012.[1]


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