Sasaguri Line

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Sasaguri Line
Overview
Type Regional rail
Locale Fukuoka Prefecture
Termini Keisen
Yoshizuka
Stations 11
Operation
Owner JR Kyushu
Technical
Line length 25.1 km (15.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 20 kV AC, 60 Hz, overhead catenary
Route map
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Sasaguri Line (篠栗線 Sasaguri-sen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It connects Keisen Station in Keisen, Fukuoka with Yoshizuka Station in Fukuoka, Fukuoka.

Stations[edit]

Station Distance (km) Rapid Transfers Location
Keisen 0.0 O Chikuho Main Line Keisen Fukuoka Prefecture
Chikuzen Daibu 3.2 O   Iizuka
Kurōbaru 5.2 |  
Kido Nanzōin-mae 10.2 O   Sasaguri
Chikuzen Yamate 11.7 |  
Sasaguri 14.8 O  
Kadomatsu 17.4 |   Kasuya
Chōjabaru 19.4 O Kashii Line
Harumachi 20.1 |  
Yusu 22.6 |  
Yoshizuka 25.1 O Kagoshima Main Line Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

History[edit]

The Kyushu Railway Co. opened the Yoshizuka - Sasaguri section in 1904, and extended it to Hakata with a line paralleling the Kagoshima Main Line the following year. The company was nationalised in 1907.

In 1911 the Kagoshima Main line was duplicated utilising the parallel line, and the junction between the lines became Yoshizuka. Petrol railcars were introduced on the line in 1936.

In 1968 the line was extended from Sasaguri to Katsura (on the Chikuho Main Line), with freight services commencing on that section in 1970. Freight service on the entire line ceased in 1984.

The line was electrified in 2001.

Former connecting lines[edit]

Yusu Station: The 14 km Katsuta Line was opened by the Chikuzen Sangu Railway Co. to Chikuzenkatsuta between 1918 and 1919. A connection to Sakado on the Kashii Line opened in 1942, and the line was nationalised in 1944. Freight service ceased in 1981, and the line closed in 1985.

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References[edit]

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