Himi Line

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Himi Line
Himi-line-amaharashi.jpg
Kiha 40 DMU near Amaharashi
Overview
Stations 8
Operation
Operator(s) JR West
Technical
Line length 16.5 km (10.3 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Route map
JR Himi Line linemap.svg


The Himi Line (氷見線 Himi-sen?) is a railway line in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Takaoka and Himi.

Though technically different lines, the Himi Line and the Jōhana Line are sometimes advertised as a single entity. Both start from Takaoka Station and share train sets with local livery.

History[edit]

The Chuetsu Railway Co. opened the Takaoka - Fushiki section in 1900, and extended the line to Himi in 1912.

The company was nationalised in 1920. Freight services on the line ceased in 1978.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Fushiki station - The 3km Chitetsu line to Bei-to station, electrified at 600 VDC and connecting to the Man'yōsen Takaoka Kidō Line, operated between 1948 and 1971.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Toyama Prefecture

Name Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Transfers Location
Takaoka 高岡 - 0.0 Hokuriku Main Line, Jōhana Line Takaoka
Etchū-Nakagawa 越中中川 1.7 1.7  
Nōmachi 能町 2.4 4.1 Shinminato Line (Freight only)
Fushiki 伏木 3.2 7.3  
Etchū-Kokubu 越中国分 1.7 9.0  
Amaharashi 雨晴 1.9 10.9  
Shimao 島尾 2.6 13.5   Himi
Himi 氷見 3.0 16.5  

References[edit]

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

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