Nishikigawa Railway Nishikigawa Seiryū Line
The Nishikigawa Seiryū Line (錦川清流線 Nishikigawa Seiryū-sen?, "Nishiki River Limpid Stream Line") is a Japanese railway line between Kawanishi and Nishikichō stations, all within Iwakuni, Yamaguchi. As the name suggests, the line runs along the Nishiki River (Nishiki-gawa). This is the only railway line Nishikigawa Railway (錦川鉄道 Nishikigawa Tetsudō?) operates. The third-sector company (in Japanese sense) took former West Japan Railway Company (JR West) line in 1987. Formerly the line ran to Nichihara, where it joined the Yamaguchi Line. The company also operates bus lines and a travel agency.
- Distance: 32.7 km (20.3 mi)
- Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Stations: 13
- Track: single
- Electric supply: not electrified
- Railway signalling:
- Kawanishi — Kita-Gōchi: Automatic
- Kita-Gōchi — Nishikichō: Simplified automatic
- All trains are through to West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) Gantoku Line beyond Kawanishi to Iwakuni.
|Iwakuni||岩国||0.0||Sanyō Main Line||Iwakuni, Yamaguchi|
|Seiryū-Shin-Iwakuni||清流新岩国||9.5||Sanyō Shinkansen (Shin-Iwakuni)|
The line opened on 1 November 1960, operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR). The Nishikigawa Railway was established on 1 April 1987, taking over operations of the line from 25 July of the same year.
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- Official website (Japanese)