Hokuetsu Express

This third sector line opened in 1997 linking Muika-machi and Saigata, providing a short cut between JR East's Joetsu and Shin-Etsu lines. Through limited express service from Kanazawa over JR West and JR East tracks to Echigo-Yuzawa for interchange with the Joetsu shinkansen ceased with the opening of the Hokuriku ...

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