Takasaki line

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      Takasaki Line

E231 series EMU on the Takasaki Line
Overview
Locale Tokyo, Saitama, Gunma prefectures
Termini Ōmiya
Takasaki
Operation
Opened 1883
Operator(s) JR East
Technical
Line length 74.7 km (46.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)

The Takasaki Line (高崎線 Takasaki-sen?) is a 74.7 kilometres (46.4 mi) railway line that runs from Omiya station in Saitama Prefecture to Takasaki Station in Gunma Prefecture. It runs diagonally from south to north in Saitama prefecture and is owed and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East Japan). The national highway route 17 and its historical predecessor Nakasendo run near this line. The fare between Takasaki and Omiya of the Takasaki line is 1280 yen. The colors of the cars are green and orange. So it looks similar to the Utsunomiya line. The maximum speed of this train 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph). So it is possible to go Takasaki from Omiya in about an hour and a half. The Takasaki line including local trains and rapid trains has generally six standard-runs per hour in daytime. According to the time, the train might be crowded with students and company employees in major cities, for example, Ageo, Okegawa, Kitamoto, Kounosu, Kumagaya, Fukaya, Honjo.