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|I Kakogawa Line|
A Kakogawa Line train with artistic design by Tadanori Yokoo
|Rolling stock||103 series, 125 series|
|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 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
- 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.
- Yakujin station - The Miki Railway Miki Line connected here until 2008.
- Nishiwakishi station - The Kajiya Line connected here until 1990.
|Kakogawa||加古川||0.0||JR Kobe Line (Sanyō Main Line)||Kakogawa||Hyōgo
|Yakujin||厄神||7.4||(Miki Railway Miki Line - closed 2008)|
|Ao||粟生||16.6||Hōjō Railway Line
Shintetsu Ao Line
|Nishiwakishi||西脇市||31.2||(Kajiya Line - closed 1990)||Nishiwaki|
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