Meitetsu Chita New Line

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Meitetsu 6800 series 011.JPG
A 6800 series EMU at Chita Okuda Station
Overview
Other name Chita Line
Native name 名鉄知多新線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Taketoyo
Mihama
Minamichita
Termini Fuki
Utsumi
Stations 6
Operation
Opening June 5, 1980 (1980-06-05)
Owner Meitetsu
Technical
Line length 13.9 km (8.64 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)

The Meitetsu Chita New Line (名鉄知多新線 Meitetsu Chita-shin-sen?) or Chita Line is a Japanese railway line connecting Taketoyo with Minamichita within Aichi Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). The line features seven tunnels and a maximum grade of 3.4% (approximately 1 in 29).

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Local Express Rapid Express Limited Express Transfers Location
Fuki 富貴 - 0.0 Meitetsu Kōwa Line Taketoyo,
Chita District
Kami Noma 上野間 2.8 5.8   Mihama,
Chita District
Mihama-ryokuen 美浜緑苑 0.9 6.7  
Chita Okuda 知多奥田 1.4 8.1  
Noma 野間 1.7 9.8  
Utsumi 内海 4.1 13.9   Minamichita, Chita

History[edit]

The Fuki to Kaminoma section opened in 1974, and the line was extended to Chita-Okuda the following year, Noma in 1976, and Utsumi in 1980. Currently single track, the formation and tunnels are built to accommodate future double-tracking of the line.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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