Kakogawa Line

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A Kakogawa Line train with artistic design by Tadanori Yokoo
Overview
Locale Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Kakogawa
Tanikawa
Stations 21
Operation
Opening 1913
Owner JR West
Rolling stock 103 series, 125 series
Technical
Line length 48.5 km (30.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Kakogawa Line (加古川線 Kakogawa-sen?) is a railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), which connects the cities of Kakogawa and Tamba.

The 48.5 kilometres (30.1 mi) line begins at Kakogawa Station on the JR Kobe Line (Sanyō Main Line) and ends at Tanikawa Station on the Fukuchiyama Line.

History[edit]

The Banshu Railway Co. opened the Kakogawa - Nishiwakishi section in 1913, and extended the line to Tanikawa in 1924. The company was nationalised in 1943.

Freight services ceased in 1986, and CTC signalling was commissioned on the entire line in 2004.

Former connectig lines[edit]

  • Kakogawa station - The Banshu Railway Co. opened an 8km line to Takasago-Minato in 1913/14. The line was nationalised in 1943, and closed in 1984.
  • Nishiwakishi station - The Kajiya Line connected here until 1990.

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Kakogawa 加古川 0.0 JR Kobe Line (Sanyō Main Line) Kakogawa Hyōgo
Prefecture
Hioka 日岡 2.5  
Kanno 神野 4.8  
Yakujin 厄神 7.4 (Miki Railway Miki Line - closed 2008)
Ichiba 市場 11.5   Ono
Onomachi 小野町 13.7  
Ao 粟生 16.6 Hōjō Railway Line
Shintetsu Ao Line
Kawainishi 河合西 19.2  
Aonogahara 青野ヶ原 21.3  
Yashirochō 社町 24.2   Kato
Takino 滝野 27.3  
Taki 28.4  
Nishiwakishi 西脇市 31.2 (Kajiya Line - closed 1990) Nishiwaki
Shin-Nishiwaki 新西脇 32.3  
Hie 比延 34.6  
Nihon-heso-kōen 日本へそ公園 36.1  
Kurodashō 黒田庄 38.5  
Hon-Kuroda 本黒田 42.0  
Funamachiguchi 船町口 43.8  
Kugemura 久下村 46.3   Tamba
Tanikawa 谷川 48.5 Fukuchiyama Line

Rolling stock[edit]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

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