Noto Railway Noto Line

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Noto Railway Noto Line
Overview
Locale Ishikawa Prefecture
Termini Anamizu
Takojima
Stations 30
Operation
Opening 1959
Closed 2005
Operator(s) Noto Railway
Technical
Line length 61.0 km (37.90 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Noto Line (能登線 Noto-sen?) was a Japanese railway line of Noto Railway in Ishikawa Prefecture, between Anamizu Station in Anamizu, Hōsu District and Takojima Station in Suzu. This railway line closed on April 1, 2005.

Line data[edit]

  • Length: 61 km
  • Rail gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Number of stations: 30
  • Double Track: None (single track)
  • Electrified Section: None (non electrified)

History[edit]

The first 22.9-kilometer section of the Noto Line of Japanese National Railways (JNR) between Anamizu Station and Ukawa Station opened on June 15, 1959. It was extended 9.9 kilometers to Ushitsu Station on April 17, 1960, 13. 8 kilometers to Matsunami Station on October 1, 1963 and 14.5 kilometers to Takojima Station on September 21, 1964 completing the line of 61.1 kilometers in total.[1]

Following the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the line was operated by West Japan Railway Company until the company transferred the operation of the line to Noto Railway on March 25, 1988.[1]

The line was closed on April 1, 2005.

Stations[edit]

Name Distance (km) Connections Location
Between
stations
Noto
Railway
era
JR
era
Anamizu 穴水 - 0.0 0.0 Noto Railway: Nanao Line Anamizu,
Hōsu District
Ishikawa Prefecture
Nakai 中居 5.3 5.3 5.3  
Bira 比良 2.3 7.6 7.5  
Kanami 鹿波 2.9 10.5 10.5  
Kabuto 3.8 14.3 14.3  
Okinami 沖波 2.7 17.0 17.0  
Maenami 前波 1.1 18.1 18.1  
Furukimi 古君 1.8 19.9 19.9  
Ukawa 鵜川 3.0 22.9 22.9   Noto,
Hōsu District
Shichimi 七見 1.2 24.1 ---  
Yanami 矢波 1.5 25.6 25.6  
Hanami 波並 2.2 27.8 27.8  
Fujinami 藤波 2.2 30.0 30.0  
Ushitsu 宇出津 2.7 32.7 32.8  
Hane 羽根 2.6 35.3 35.4  
Oura 小浦 1.7 37.0 37.1  
Jōmon-Mawaki 縄文真脇 1.4 38.4 38.5  
Tsukumowan-Ogi 九十九湾小木 2.0 40.4 40.5  
Shiromaru 白丸 2.1 42.5 42.6  
Kuri-Kawashiri 九里川尻 1.9 44.4 44.5  
Matsunami 松波 2.0 46.4 46.6  
Koiji 恋路 1.8 48.2 48.3  
Ushima 鵜島 0.8 49.0 49.1   Suzu
Minami-Kuromaru 南黒丸 1.1 50.1 50.2  
Ukai 鵜飼 1.6 51.7 51.8  
Uedo 上戸 2.7 54.4 54.5  
Iida 飯田 1.7 56.1 56.2  
Suzu 珠洲 1.3 57.4 57.4  
Shōin 正院 1.6 59.0 59.1  
Takojima 蛸島 2.0 61.0 61.1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 163, vol. I. ISBN 4533029809.