Miyazu Line

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Miyazu Line (宮津線 Miyazu-sen?) is a railway line of the Kitakinki Tango Railway in Kyoto Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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 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[edit]

  • 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.

Route data[edit]

  • Operating Company:
    • Kita Kinki Tango Railway
  • Distance:
    • 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)

Station list[edit]

Legend: S - trains stop; P - trains stop only during peak periods; | - trains pass

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid Limited Express Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total
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 S Miyafuku Line
Amanohashidate 天橋立 4.4 29.1 S S  
Iwatakiguchi 岩滝口 3.7 32.8   |  
Nodagawa 野田川 2.9 35.7   S   Yosano, Yosa District
Tango-Ōmiya 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  
Kitsuonsen 木津温泉 5.6 61.1   S  
Tango-Kanno 丹後神野 5.4 66.5   P  
Kōyama 甲山 3.2 69.7   |  
Kumihama 久美浜 2.3 72.0 S S  
Tajima-Mie 但馬三江 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]

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