Amagi Railway Amagi Line

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AR401 DMU, nicknamed "Himiko", at Kiyama Station
0.0 Kiyama Station
JR KyūshūKagoshima Main Line
Kyūshū Expressway
1.3 Tateno Station
※ below Kyūshū Expressway
Saga Prefecture / Fukuoka Prefecture Border
2.5 Ōhara Station
Ōita Expressway
Ogōri Transfer Station until 1986
3.8 Ogōri Station
Nishitetsu Ogōri Station
NishitetsuTenjin Ōmuta Line
4.5 Ōitai Station
Hōman River
6.4 Matsuzagi Station
Oita Expressway
7.7 Imaguma Station
8.4 Nishitachiarai Station
9.6 Yamaguma Station
10.4 Tachiarai Station
Kirin Brewery Company Leased Line
11.8 Takata Station
← Nishitetsu:Amagi Line
Koishiwara River
13.7 Amagi Station

The Amagi Line (甘木線 Amagi-sen?) is a Japanese railway line connecting Kiyama Station (on the Kagoshima Main Line), Kiyama and Amagi Station, Asakura. This is the only railway line Amagi Railway (甘木鉄道 Amagi Tetsudō?) operates. The company or the line is also called Amatetsu (甘鉄?) locally. The third sector company (in Japanese sense) took former Japanese National Railways (JNR) line in 1986. The line functions as a commuter rail for Fukuoka. As such, the line is steadily making profits, unlike most other third sector lines. The Kirin Brewery Co. is a shareholder of the company as a result of the former ~1km siding from Tachiarai that serviced its nearby brewery.

History[edit]

The entire line was opened in 1939 by Japanese National Railways. Freight services ceased in 1984.

Heavy rainfall damaged a bridge between Oitai and Matsuzaki in 2006 and buses provided the link between those two station for six months until the bridge was repaired.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 13.7 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm
  • Stations: 11
  • Track: Single
  • Electric supply: not electrified
  • Railway signalling: simplified automatic

Stations[edit]

Kiyama - Tateno - Ōhara S.B. - Ogōri - Ōitai - Matsuzaki - Imaguma - Nishi-Tachiarai - Tachiarai - Takata - Amagi

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

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