http://www.trenomania.org/TMF-Estero/index.php?cat=184 : Hokuetsu Express is a private railway company, the area of main line is south-western area of Niigata prefecture. Hokuetsu means a northern Echigo area and Echigo is a generic name of western area of Niigata prefecture. The official company name in Japanese is "Hokuetsu kyuko Kabushiki gaisha", the locals call Hokuhoku line. HOKUETSU has 1 main line and major EMU is series 681 type 8000, 683 type 8000 and model HK-100.
Hokuhoku line: Muikamachi-Saigata 59.5Km *All lines are 1067mm, DC1500V