Meitetsu Hiromi Line

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     Meitetsu Hiromi Line
Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations
Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations
Overview
Type Commuter Rail
Locale Kasamatsu
Gifu
Hashima
Termini Inuyama
Mitake
Stations 11
Daily ridership 6,521 [1] (2008)
Website Takehana Line at Meitetsu
Operation
Opening 1920
Owner Nagoya Railroad
Technical
Line length 22.3 km (13.86 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary 1500V DC
Operating speed 90 km/h (56 mph)

The Hiromi Line (広見線 Hiromi-sen?) is a Japanese railway line operated by Nagoya Railroad that connects Inuyama Station in Inuyama, Aichi to Mitake Station in Mitake, Gifu. From 2007, all stations from Inuyama to Shin Kani accept the Tranpass prepaid magnetic card.

History[edit]

In 1920 the Tobi Railway Co. opened the Shinkani - Hiromi section as a 762mm gauge light railway. In 1928 the line was converted to 1067mm gauge, electrified at 600 VDC and extended to Inuyama. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943.

The voltage was raised to 1500 VDC in 1965, and the Inuyama - Shinkani section was duplicated between 1967 and 1970. Freight services ceased in 1982.

Formern connecting lines[edit]

  • Akechi station - The Tobi Railway Co. opened a 7km line to Yaotsu, electrified at 600 VDC, in 1930. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943. Between 1952 and 1954 the line was extended to Nishikori to supply construction materials for the Maruyama Dam and hydro-electric power station. The voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1965, but was decommissioned in 1984. DMUs were then operated on the line until it closed in 2001.

Stations[edit]

L: Local (普通 futsū?)
LE: Limited Express (特急 tokkyū?)
MU: μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ myū sukai?)

All trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass stations marked "|".

Station name Japanese Distance
(km)
L LE MU Transfers Location
Inuyama 犬山 0.0 Meitetsu: Inuyama Line, Komaki Line Inuyama Aichi
Tomioka-mae 富岡前 1.9 | |
Zenjino 善師野 4.0 | |
Nishi Kani 西可児 7.7 Kani Gifu
Kanigawa 可児川 9.7
Nihonrain-imawatari 日本ライン今渡 12.2
Shin Kani 新可児 14.9 JR Central: Taita Line (via Kani Station)
Akechi 明智 18.4
Gōdo 顔戸 20.0 Mitake
Mitakeguchi 御嵩口 21.7
Mitake 御嵩 22.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/chubu/tetudo/tetudouhp.htm. Retrieved 19 December 2010.

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