Miyazu Line

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Miyazu Line
KTR 700 local.jpg
Miyazu Line local train near Tango-Yura Station
Overview
Native name 宮津線
Type Commuter rail line
Locale Kyoto, Hyōgo
Termini Nishi-Maizuru Station
Toyooka Station
Stations 19
Operation
Opening 1924
Owner Kitakinki Tango Railway
Operator(s) Willer Trains
Technical
Line length 83.6 km (51.9 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Miyazu Line (宮津線 Miyazu-sen?) is a railway line of the Kitakinki Tango Railway in Kyoto Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Trains on the line are operated by Willer Trains Inc. as part of its Kyoto Tango Railway system.

The Miyamai Line (宮舞線 Miyamai-sen?) and the Miytoyo Line (宮豊線 Miyatoyo-sen?) are the aliases assigned by Willer Trains to the sections of the line.

History[edit]

A train at Amino station derailed by the 1927 North Tango earthquake

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 Kitakinki Tango Railway commenced operating the line. It electrified the Amanohashidate - Miyazu section in 1996, enabling EMU services from the Miyafuku Line to service Amanohashidate Station.

On April 1, 2015, the train operation business of Kitakinki Tango Railway was transferred to Willer Trains, Inc., which named the railway system the Kyoto Tango Railway.[1] At this time, the aliases Miyamai Line and Miyatoyo Line were assigned to the line.[2]

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Nodagawa station - The Kaya Railway Co. opened a 6 km line to its namesake town in 1926. In 1942 the line was extended 3 km to the Oeyama nickel mine, and a 4 km extension from Nodagawa to Iwataki built to service an ore treatment plant. Both extensions closed in 1946, and the original line closed in 1985.

Route data[edit]

  • Operating Company:
    • Willer Trains
  • Distance:
    • Toyooka — Nishi-Maizuru: 83.6 km
  • 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)

Station list[edit]

Legend: S - trains stop; | - trains pass

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Limited Express Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total
Miyamai Line
Nishi-Maizuru 西舞鶴 - 0.0 JR West: Maizuru Line Maizuru Kyoto
Shisho 四所 5.4 5.4  
Shinonome 東雲 3.5 8.9  
Tango-Kanzaki 丹後神崎 3.8 12.7  
Tango-Yura 丹後由良 1.7 14.4   Miyazu
Kunda 栗田 5.8 20.2  
Miyazu 宮津 4.5 24.7 S Miyafuku Line
Miyatoyo Line
Miyazu 宮津 4.5 24.7 S Miyafuku Line Miyazu Kyoto
Amanohashidate 天橋立 4.4 29.1 S  
Iwatakiguchi 岩滝口 3.7 32.8 |  
Yosano 与謝野 2.9 35.7 S   Yosano
Kyōtango-Ōmiya 京丹後大宮 7.0 42.7 S   Kyōtango
Mineyama 峰山 5.6 48.3 S  
Amino 網野 7.2 55.5 S  
Yūhigaura-Kitsu-onsen 夕日ヶ浦木津温泉 5.6 61.1 S  
Shōtenkyō 小天橋 5.4 66.5 |  
Kabutoyama かぶと山 3.2 69.7 |  
Kumihama 久美浜 2.3 72.0 S S  
Kōnotori-no-sato コウノトリの郷 8.6 80.6 | |   Toyooka Hyōgo
Toyooka 豊岡 3.0 83.6 S S JR West: San'in Main Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 小佐野カゲトシ (April 1, 2015). "ウィラー初の鉄道路線「京都丹後鉄道」スタート…北近畿タンゴ鉄道の運行引き継ぐ". Response (in Japanese). Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ Willer Group. "経営ビジョン". Retrieved April 4, 2015. 

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