Iga Railway Iga Line

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The Iga Line (伊賀線 Iga-sen?) is a railway line in Iga, Mie, Japan, operated by the private railway operator by Iga Railway Co., Ltd. (伊賀鉄道株式会社 Iga-tetsudō kabushiki-gaisha?). The line connects Iga-Ueno Station with Iga-Kambe Station. The track and trains are owned by Kintetsu Corporation, although the trains are operated by Iga Railway.

Stations[edit]

Station name Japanese Distance between stations (km) Distance (km) Transfers Location
Iga-Ueno 伊賀上野 - 0.0 Kansai Main Line Iga, Mie
Nii 新居 0.8 0.8  
Nishi-Ōte 西大手 2.5 3.3  
Uenoshi 上野市 0.6 3.9  
Hirokōji 広小路 0.5 4.4  
Kayamachi 茅町 0.6 5.0  
Kuwamachi 桑町 0.8 5.8  
Idamichi 猪田道 2.2 8.0  
Ichibe 市部 1.2 9.2  
Inako 依那古 1.4 10.6  
Maruyama 丸山 1.3 11.9  
Uebayashi 上林 1.1 13.0  
Hido 比土 2.6 15.6  
Iga-Kambe 伊賀神戸 1.0 16.6 Kintetsu Osaka Line

Closed stations[edit]

Kagiyatsuji (鍵屋辻?)
Between Nii and Nishi-Ōte. Suspended in 1945. Officially closed in 1969.
Shijūku (四十九?)
Between Kuwamachi and Idamichi. Suspended in 1945. Officially closed in 1969.

Abandoned section[edit]

(9.7 km, closed 1964) Iga-Kambe (伊賀神戸) - Mihata-Shinden (美旗新田) - Nishihara (西原) - Kuramochi (蔵持) - Hatchō (八丁) - Nishi-Nabari (西名張)

Rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

The (first) Iga Railway Co. opened the 26 km 1,067 mm gauge line between Iga-Ueno on the Kansai Main Line and Nishi-Nabari in 1922, including a connection at Iga-Kambe station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line. The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC in 1926. The company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway Co. in 1929, which in 1944 became Kintetsu.

The Iga-Kambe - Nishi-Nabari section closed in 1964, and freight services ceased on the balance of the line in 1973.

Operation of the line was transferred by Kintetsu to the (second) Iga Railway Co. in 2007.

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ "東急電鉄1000系が伊賀鉄道に入線". Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha) 50 (585): p.66. January 2010. 

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