Himi Line

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Himi Line
Himi-line-amaharashi.jpg
A KiHa 40 DMU on the Himi Line near Amaharashi
Overview
Native name 氷見線
Type Regional rail
Termini Takaoka
Himi
Stations 8
Operation
Opening 1900
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 16.5 km railway line in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Takaoka Station in Takaoka with Himi Station in Himi.

Service outline[edit]

Although 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.

Stations[edit]

Name Japanese Between
(km)
Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Takaoka 高岡 - 0.0 Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, Jōhana Line Takaoka Toyama
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  

History[edit]

The line opened on 29 December 1900 between Takaoka and Fushiki, operated by the Chuetsu Railway.[1] It was extended to Himi on 19 September 1912.[1] The company was nationalised on 1 September 1920.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the Himi Line was transferred to the ownership and control of JR West.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese) I. Japan: JTB. p. 163. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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