Utsunomiya Line

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Utsunomiya Line
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Overview
TypeHeavy rail
LocaleTokyo, Saitama, Tochigi, Ibaraki
TerminiUeno
Kuroiso
Stations33
Operation
Opened1883
Operator(s)JR logo (east).svg JR East
Depot(s)Oyama
Technical
Line length159.9 km (99.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph)

The Utsunomiya Line (宇都宮線, Utsunomiya-sen) is a 159.9-kilometre (99.4 mi) railway line in Japan. It runs from Ueno station in Tokyo Prefecture to Utsunomiya Station in Tochigi Prefecture. It runs diagonally from south to north in Saitama Prefecture. It is owned and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East Japan).

The colors of the cars are green and orange. It looks similar to the Takasaki line. The maximum speed of this train is 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph). It is possible to go to Kuroiso from Ueno in about an hour and a half.

The Takasaki line including local trains and rapid trains has about six standard-runs per hour in daytime. Sometimes the trains are crowded with students and company employees in major cities, for example Akabane, Urawa, Saitama-Shintoshin, Omiya, Hasuda, Kuki, Koga, Oyama, Utsunomiya, Nasu-Shiobara, Kuroiso.