Maizuru Line

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     Maizuru Line
Special express Maizuru.jpg
A Maizuru limited express services at Higashi-Maizuru Station, July 2005
Type Heavy rail
Locale Kyoto Prefecture
Termini Ayabe
Stations 6
Opening 1904
Owner JR West
Line length 26.4 km (16.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead wire

The Maizuru Line (舞鶴線 Maizuru-sen?) is a 26.4 km (16.4 mi) railway line in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West).


Name Japanese Distance
Transfers Location
Ayabe 綾部 0.0 Sanin Main Line Ayabe Kyoto Prefecture
Fuchigaki 淵垣 5.3  
Umezako 梅迫 8.2  
Magura 真倉 15.5   Maizuru
Nishi-Maizuru 西舞鶴 19.5 Kitakinki Tango Railway Miyazu Line
Higashi-Maizuru 東舞鶴 26.4 Obama Line


The line opened in the autumn of 1904 to transport troops and materiel to the naval base and Maizuru-Higashi Port during the Russo-Japanese War, which commenced in February of that year.[1]

The former Maizurukō Line (舞鶴港線?) branch line and the Naka-Maizuru Line (中舞鶴線?) branch to the naval facility were both closed by 1985.[1]

The line was electrified in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "帰ろう 私たちの故郷へ JR舞鶴線" [JR Maizuru Line - Returning to our hometown]. The Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Digital Company. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012.