Jōhana Line

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     Jōhana Line
JNR DE10-1035 jyohana-line Cargo.jpg
A diesel-hauled freight train on the Johana Line, August 2009
Overview
Type Regional rail
Locale Toyama Prefecture
Termini Takaoka
Johana
Stations 13
Operation
Opening 1897
Owner JR West
Technical
Line length 29.9 km (18.6 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed 85 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
Map

The Jōhana Line (城端線 Jōhana-sen?) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It connects Takaoka with Johana.

Route data[edit]

  • Operating Company: West Japan Railway Company (Services and tracks)
  • Distance: 29.9 km (18.6 mi)
  • Track gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 13
  • Double-track: None
  • Electrification: Not electrified
  • Railway signalling: Special automatic occlusive (track circuit detection type)

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Toyama Prefecture

Name Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Transfers Location
Takaoka 高岡 - 0.0 Himi Line, Hokuriku Main Line Takaoka
Shin-Takaoka 新高岡 - - Hokuriku Shinkansen (opening March 2015)
Futatsuka 二塚 3.3 3.3  
Hayashi 1.3 4.6  
Toide 戸出 2.7 7.3  
Aburaden 油田 3.4 10.7   Tonami
Tonami 砺波 2.6 13.3  
Higashi-Nojiri 東野尻 5.2 15.5  
Takagi 高儀 1.5 17.0   Nanto
Fukuno 福野 2.4 19.4  
Higashi-Ishiguro 東石黒 2.6 22.0  
Fukumitsu 福光 2.7 24.7  
Etchū-Yamada 越中山田 2.8 27.5  
Jōhana 城端 2.4 29.9  

History[edit]

The line was opened in 1897[citation needed] by the Chūetsu Railway (中越鉄道?) as the Chūetsu Line (中越線?) between Fushiki (on the present-day Himi Line) and Jōhana via Takaoka.[1] The line was nationalised on 1 September 1920.[1] The Chūetsu Line was renamed the Jōhana Line from 1 August 1942 following the incorporation of the Fushiki to Takaoka section into the Himi Line.[1]

CTC signalling was commissioned over the entire line in 1983.[citation needed]

From 1 April 1987, with the privatization of JNR, the Jōhana Line came under the control of West Japan Railway Company (JR West).[1]

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Fukuno Station: The Tonami Railway opened a 7 km line to Tsuzawa in 1915, including a connection to the Hokuriku Main Line at Isurugi. The company merged with the Kaetsu Railway in 1919, which extended the line 13 km to Shogawa-Cho in 1922. The line closed in 1972.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

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] I. Japan: JTB. p. 92. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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