Nagaragawa Railway Etsumi-Nan Line

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Etsumi-Nan Line
越美南線
Nagaragawa Railway Nagara 3 Series train
Nagaragawa Railway Nagara 3 Series train
Overview
Stations 38
Operation
Owner Nagaragawa Railway
Technical
Line length 72.1 km (44.80 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Not electrified

The Etsumi-Nan Line (越美南線 Etsumi Nansen?, "Etsumi South Line") is a Japanese railway line in Gifu Prefecture, connecting Mino-Ōta, Minokamo and Hokunō, Gujō. This is the only railway line Nagaragawa Railway (長良川鉄道 Nagaragawa Tetsudō?) operates. The line was originally operated by Japanese National Railways. JNR planned to connect Etsumi-Nan Line and Etsumi-Hoku Line ("Etsumi North Line"), but the plan was never realized. The north line was later succeeded by JR West, while the south line was taken by Nagaragawa Railway, a newly founded third sector company, in 1986. As the company name suggests, the line runs along Nagara River (長良川 Nagaragawa?). Because of the declining population and frequent natural disasters (such as typhoons or snow falls), it is in significant financial distress.

History[edit]

The Mino-Ota - Mino-Shi section opened in 1923, and the line was then progressively extended, reaching Hokuno in 1934.

Freight services ceased in 1974.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Seki station - The Meitetsu 19km line to Gifu-Yanagi, electrified at 600 VDC, operated between 1911 and 2005.
  • Mino-Shi station - A 6km branch from the abovementioned Meitetsu line to Mino, electrified at 600 VDC, operated from 1923 to 1999, connected at this station.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 72.1 km / 44.8 mi.
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm / 3 ft. 6 in.
  • Stations: 38
  • Double-track line: None
  • Electric supply: Not electrified
  • Railway signalling:
    • Mino-Ōta — Mino-Shirotori: Simplified automatic
    • Mino-Shirotori — Hokunō: Staff token

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total
Mino-Ōta 美濃太田駅 - 0.0 JR Central: Taita Line, Takayama Main Line Minokamo Gifu
Maehira-Kōen 前平公園駅 1.7 1.7  
Kamono 加茂野駅 2.0 3.7  
Tomika 富加駅 2.2 5.9   Tomika, Kamo District
Seki-Tomioka 関富岡駅 2.3 8.2   Seki
Seki-guchi 関口駅 1.5 9.7  
Hamonokaikan-mae 刃物会館前駅 1.5 11.2  
Seki 関駅 0.8 12.0  
Seki-Shiyakusho-mae 関市役所前駅 1.0 13.0  
Seki-Shimouchi 関下有知駅 1.6 14.6  
Matsumori 松森駅 1.5 16.1   Mino
Minoshi 美濃市駅 1.6 17.7  
Umeyama 梅山駅 1.1 18.8  
Yunohora-Onsen-guchi 湯の洞温泉口駅 3.5 22.3  
Suhara 洲原駅 2.4 24.7  
Hanno 母野駅 1.4 26.1   Gujō
Konno 木尾駅 1.2 27.3  
Yasaka 八坂駅 2.1 29.4  
Minami-Kodakara-Onsen みなみ子宝温泉駅 1.2 30.6  
Ōya 大矢駅 1.2 31.8  
Fukuno 福野駅 1.1 32.9  
Minami-Kariyasu 美並苅安駅 1.9 34.8  
Akaike 赤池駅 1.5 36.3  
Fukado 深戸駅 2.2 38.5  
Aioi 相生駅 4.5 43.0  
Gujō-Hachiman 郡上八幡駅 3.9 46.9  
Shizen'en-mae 自然園前駅 4.0 50.9  
Yamada 山田駅 3.1 54.0  
Tokunaga :徳永駅 1.9 55.9  
Gujō-Yamato 郡上大和駅 1.4 57.3  
Mamba 万場駅 2.4 59.7  
Kami-Mamba 上万場駅 1.4 61.1  
Ōnaka 大中駅 1.3 62.4  
Ōshima 大島駅 1.9 64.3  
Mino-Shirotori 美濃白鳥駅 1.8 66.1  
Shirotori-Kōgen 白鳥高原駅 3.5 69.6  
Hakusan-Nagataki 白山長滝駅 1.3 70.9  
Hokunō 北濃駅 1.2 72.1  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]