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The Kusatsu Line (草津線 Kusatsu-sen?) is a railway line in western Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Tsuge on the Kansai Main Line with Kusatsu on the Biwako Line (Tōkaidō Main Line).
A new station, "Minami-Biwako", began construction in May 2006 and was planned to open in 2012; the station was planned to allow passengers to transfer between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Kusatsu lines; however, in September 2006, the Otsu district court concluded the bond Ritto city had issued to fund construction was illegal under local finance law and the project was halted; the project was officially stopped in October 2007.
|Tsuge||柘植||0.0||JR West: Kansai Main Line||Iga, Mie Prefecture|
|Kibukawa||貴生川||15.3||Shigaraki Kōgen Railway: Shigaraki Line
Ohmi Railway: Main Line
|Kusatsu||草津||36.7||JR West: Tokaido Main Line (Biwako Line)||Kusatsu|
|Continuing service on the Biwako Line to Kyoto in mornings and evenings|
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