Tōgane Line

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     Tōgane Line
OamiStationPlatform3-4.JPG
Overview
Locale Chiba Prefecture
Termini Ōami
Narutō
Stations 5
Operation
Opening 1900
Operator(s) JR East
Technical
Line length 13.8 km (8.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 95 km/h (60 mph)
Route map
JR Togane Line linemap.svg

The Tōgane Line (東金線 Tōgane-sen?) is a railway line in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Ōami Station in the city of Ōamishirasato and Narutō Station in the city of Sanmu.

Services[edit]

Some trains run through to/from Chiba Station via the Sotobō Line. Every morning, a commuter rapid train (simply called a rapid on weekends and holidays) runs from Narutō to Tokyo Station via the Sotobō and Keiyō lines. Every evening, a commuter rapid or rapid train runs from Tokyo to Narutō.

Station list[edit]

  • All stations are located in Chiba Prefecture.
  • Rapid and commuter rapid trains stop at all stations on the Tōgane Line.
  • Trains can pass each other at stations marked "◇", "∨", "∧"; they cannot pass at stations marked "|".
Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers   Location
Between
stations
Total
Ōami 大網 - 0.0 Sotobo Line (some trains through to Soga) v Ōamishirasato
Fukudawara 福俵 3.8 3.8   Tōgane
Tōgane 東金 2.0 5.8  
Gumyō 求名 3.8 9.6  
Narutō 成東 4.2 13.8 Sōbu Main Line ^ Sanmu

Rolling stock[edit]

Past[edit]

History[edit]

The Boso Railway Co. opened the Oami - Togane section in 1900, and was nationalised in 1907.

JGR opened the Togane - Naruto section in 1911.

The line was electrified (at 1,500 V DC overhead) from 1 October 1973,[2] CTC signalling was commissioned the following year, and freight services ceased in 1999.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Togane station - The Kujukuri Railway Co. operated a 9km 762mm (2'6") gauge line to Kazusa Katakai between 1926 and 1961.

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ "10/21, 房総211系, 営業運転開始" [Boso 211 series enter service]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 47 (549): p.179. January 2007. 
  2. ^ Segawa, Yutaka (October 1973). "成田線・東金線ならびに関西本線の電化開業について" [Electrification of Narita, Togane, and Kansai Main lines]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese) (Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai) (284): p.11–13. 

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