The Nishi-Maizuru - Miyazu section was opened in 1924 by the Japanese Government Railway, and extended west progressively, reaching Amino in 1926.
The Toyooka - Kumihama section opened in 1929, the Amino - Tango-Kanno section in 1931, and the line was completed in 1932 with the opening of the Kumihama - Tango-Kanno section
Freight services ceased in 1985, and in 1990 the Kita Kinki Tango Railway commenced operating the line. It electrified the Amanohashidate - Miyazu section in 1996, enabling EMU services from the Miyafuku Line to service the former station.
Former connecting lines
- Nodagawa station - The Kaya Railway Co. opened a 6km line to its namesake town in 1926. In 1942 the line was extended 3km to the Oeyama nickel mine, and a 4km extension from Nodagawa to Iwataki built to service an ore treatment plant. Both extensions closed in 1946, and the original line closed in 1985.
- Operating Company:
- Kita Kinki Tango Railway
- Toyooka — Nishi-Maizuru: 83.6km
- Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Stations: 19
- Double-tracking: None
- Electrification: Amanohashidate - Miyazu (1500 VDC)
- Railway signalling:
- special automatic occlusive (electronic sign A review type)
Legend: S - trains stop; P - trains stop only during peak periods; | - trains pass
|Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Rapid||Limited Express||Transfers||Location|
|Nishi-Maizuru||西舞鶴||-||0.0||JR West: Maizuru Line||Maizuru||Kyoto|
|Nodagawa||野田川||2.9||35.7||S||Yosano, Yosa District|
|Toyooka||豊岡||3.0||83.6||S||S||JR West: San'in Main Line|
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