Maizuru Line

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     Maizuru Line
Special express Maizuru.jpg
A Maizuru limited express services at Higashi-Maizuru Station, July 2005
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Kyoto Prefecture
Termini Ayabe
Higashi-Maizuru
Stations 6
Operation
Opening 1904
Owner JR West
Technical
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).

Stations[edit]

Name Japanese Distance
(km)
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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.