Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line

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The Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line (近江鉄道八日市線 Ōmi Tetsudō Yōkaichi-sen?) is a regional railway line in Shiga Prefecture operated by Ohmi Railway.

The line is 9.3 km long, connecting Yōkaichi on the Main Line in Higashiōmi to Ōmi-Hachiman on the JR West Biwako Line in Omihachiman.

In addition to local shuttle trains, the Yōkaichi Line trains include Rapid Service that connects Yōkaichi and Ōmi-Hachiman nonstop, and through trains to the Main Line to Maibara or Kibukawa.

History[edit]

The Hunan Railway Co. opened the line in 1913, and merged with the Ohmi Railway Co. in 1944.

The line was electrified at 1500 VDC in 1946.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Tarō Bogū-mae station - A 3km line to the Misono airfield operated between 1930 and 1948.

Stations[edit]

Rapid Service: + = stop; - = pass;
Local trains make all stops
Station Distance (km) Rapid Connections Location
Yōkaichi 0.0 + Ohmi Railway: Main Line Higashiōmi Shiga Prefecture
Shin-Yōkaichi 0.6 -  
Tarō Bogū-mae 1.3 -  
Ichinobe 3.0 -  
Hirata 5.0 -  
Musa 6.5 -   Ōmihachiman
Ōmi-Hachiman 9.3 + JR West: Tōkaidō Main Line (Biwako Line)

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References[edit]

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