Ichibata Electric Railway
Ichibata Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is the name of two related, yet different companies in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Ichibata Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha (一畑電気鉄道株式会社?) was a railway operator until 2006, when it became a holding company of the Ichibata Group, spinning off its railway division to the newly founded Ichibata Densha Kabushiki-gaisha (一畑電車株式会社?). Although the two have different names in Japanese, their official English names are completely same.
The rail link in Shimane Prefecture opened in 1911. The railway currently only has two lines:
- the Kita Matsue Line
- It runs for 33.9 km from Dentetsu Izumo-shi Station in Izumo to Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station in Matsue.
- the Taisha Line
- It runs for 8.3 km, entirely in the city of Izumo, from Kawato Station (on the Kita Matsue Line) to Izumo Taisha-mae Station, near Izumo Taisha.
Part of the Kita Matsue Line runs along Lake Shinji.
- Railways (2010 film) - a 2010 Japanese film set on the Ichibata Railway
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