Meitetsu Inuyama Line

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Meitetsu 1000 Series EMU 036.JPG
A Meitetsu 1000 series EMU on Inuyama Bridge
Overview
Native name 名鉄犬山線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture
Termini Shimo-Otai (Biwajima Junction)
Shin-Unuma
Stations 17
Daily ridership 57,443[1] (FY2008)
Website http://www.meitetsu.co.jp/
Operation
Opening 1910
Owner Meitetsu
Technical
Line length 26.8 km (16.65 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The Meitetsu Inuyama Line (名鉄犬山線 Meitetsu Inuyama-sen?) is a 26.8 km Japanese railway line operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu), which connects Biwajima Junction in Kiyosu, Aichi with Shin-Unuma Station in Kakamigahara, Gifu.

Stations[edit]

Local (普通 futsū?) (L)
Semi-Express (準急 junkyū?) (S)
Express (急行 kyūkō?) (E)
Rapid Express (快速急行 kaisoku kyūkō?) (R)
Limited Express (特急 tokkyū?) (LE)
Rapid Limited Express (快速特急 kaisoku tokkyū?) (RL)
μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ myū sukai?) (MU)

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

Station Japanese Distance
(km)
L S E R LE RL MU Transfers Location
Biwajima Junction 枇杷島分岐点 - | | | | | | | Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Kiyosu Aichi
Shimo-Otai 下小田井 1.0 | | | | |
Naka-Otai 中小田井 2.4 | | | | | Nishi-ku, Nagoya
Kami-Otai 上小田井 3.5 | | | Nagoya Subway: Tsurumai Line (T01)

Tokai Transport Service Johoku Line (Otai)

Nishiharu 西春 5.9 | | | Kitanagoya
Tokushige-Nagoya-Geidai 徳重・名古屋芸大 7.3 | | | | | |
Taisanji 大山寺 8.1 | | | | | | Iwakura
Iwakura 岩倉 9.7
Ishibotoke 石仏 11.8 | | | | |
Hotei 布袋 14.2 | | | Kōnan
Kōnan 江南 16.2
Kashiwamori 柏森 19.0 Fusō
Fusō 扶桑 21.2 | | |
Kotsuyōsui 木津用水 22.6 | | | | |
Inuyamaguchi 犬山口 24.0 | | | | | Inuyama
Inuyama 犬山 24.9 Meitetsu Komaki Line
Meitetsu Hiromi Line
Inuyama-Yūen 犬山遊園 26.1
Shin-Unuma 新鵜沼 26.8 Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line
Takayama Main Line
Kakamigahara Gifu

History[edit]

Kisogawa combined rail and road bridge in 1996

The Nagoya Electric Railway (later Meitetsu) opened the Biwajima to Iwakura section, electrified at 600 V DC, in 1910, extending the line as dual track to Inuyama in 1912. In 1922, the Biwajima to Iwakura section was double-tracked, and in 1926, the line was extended as dual track to Shin-Unuma, including a combined rail and road bridge over the Kisogawa.

In 1948, the voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC, and in 1993 through services commenced on the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line. The road utilising the Kisogawa rail bridge was diverted onto its own bridge in 2000, ending the last such combined bridge usage in Japan.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Iwakura Station: The Nagoya Electric Railway opened a 7 km line electrified at 600 V DC to Ichinomiya on the Main line in 1913. The voltage on the line was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1948, and the line closed in 1965. The company opened a 6 km line electrified at 600 V DC to Komaki on the Komaki line in 1920. The voltage on the line was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1955, and the line closed in 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.