Kashima Rinkai Railway Ōarai Kashima Line

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     Kashima Rinkai Railway Ōarai Kashima Line
Kashima rinkai Railway-kiha6000.JPG
Kashima Rinkai Railway 6000 series DMU, August 2007
Overview
Locale Ibaraki Prefecture
Termini Mito
Kashima Soccer Stadium
Operation
Opening 14 March 1985
Owner Kashima Rinkai Railway
Depot(s) None
Technical
Line length 53.0 km (32.9 mi)
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 500 m
Electrification None
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)[1]

The Ōarai Kashima Line (大洗鹿島線 Ōarai Kashima-sen?) is a 53.0 km Japanese railway line in Ibaraki Prefecture, which connects Mito Station in Mito with Kashima Soccer Stadium Station in Kashima. It is owned and run by the Kashima Rinkai Railway.

Stations[edit]

Line Station Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Transfers Location
Ōarai Kashima Mito 水戸 - 0.0 Jōban Line
Suigun Line
Mito
Higashi-Mito 東水戸 3.8 3.8  
Tsunezumi 常澄 4.5 8.3  
Ōarai 大洗 3.3 11.6   Ōarai
Hinuma 涸沼 6.4 18.0   Hokota
Kashima-Asahi 鹿島旭 4.8 22.8  
Tokushuku 徳宿 3.9 26.7  
Shin-Hokota 新鉾田 4.3 31.0  
Kitaurakohan 北浦湖畔 3.9 34.9  
Taiyō 大洋 4.1 39.0  
Kashimanada 鹿島灘 4.1 43.1   Kashima
Kashima-Ōno 鹿島大野 3.0 46.1  
Chōjagahama Shiosai Hamanasu Kōenmae 長者ヶ浜潮騒はまなす公園前 2.3 48.4  
Kōyadai 荒野台 1.7 50.1  
Kashima Soccer Stadium 鹿島サッカースタジアム 2.9 53.0 Kashima Rinkō Line
Kashima Line
Kashima-Jingū 鹿島神宮 3.2 - Kashima Line

History[edit]

The line opened on 14 March 1985 between Mito and Kita-Kashima (now Kashima Soccer Stadium) stations.[1]

Freight operations over the line commenced from 1 November 1989, but were discontinued from 16 March 1996.[1]

Wanman driver-only operation began on the line from 1 April 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 41/190. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.