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E501 series EMU between Kasama and Shishido stations
|Locale||Tochigi, Ibaraki prefectures|
|Line length||50.2 km (31.2 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
The Mito Line (水戸線 Mito-sen?) is a railway line connecting Oyama Station in Tochigi Prefecture and Tomobe Station in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The line is 50.2 km (31.2 mi) long and is owned and operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
- All trains stop at every station.
- Trains can pass one another at stations marked "◇" and "∨" and cannot pass at stations marked "｜".
|Oyama||小山||-||0.0||Tōhoku Shinkansen, Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), Ryōmō Line||∨||Oyama||Tochigi|
|Shimodate||下館||3.7||16.2||Mooka Railway Mooka Line
|Tomobe||友部||1.7||50.2||Jōban Line (some through services for Mito)||◇|
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On 1 July 1895, the Joban Line was opened by the Nippon Railway Co., junctioning with the Mito line at Tomobe Station. The company was nationalised in 1906.
On 12 October 1909, the Japanese Government Railways renamed the Tomobe to Mito section as part of the Joban Line, resulting in the current "Mito Line" being the section between Oyama and Tomobe.
The line was completely electrified in 1 February 1967.
Former connecting lines
Kasama station - A 1.4km 610mm human powered line to the Kasama Inari shrine operated between 1915 and 1930.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
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- Stations of the Mito Line (JR East) (Japanese)