Taita Line

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The Taita Line (太多線 Taita-sen?) is part of the Central Japan Railway Company network in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It connects Tajimi Station in the city of Tajimi through Kani to Mino-Ōta Station in Minokamo. The name of the line includes a kanji from each of the terminal stations.

Data[edit]

  • Length: 17.8 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 8 (including terminals)
  • Multiple-track sections: none
  • Electrified sections: none

Operations[edit]

During the day, service operates at approximately 30 minute intervals. In addition to trains running between Tajimi and Mino-Ōta Stations, there are also trains that enter the Takayama Main Line and run through to Gifu Station. During weekday morning and evening rush hours and on Saturday mornings, a train serves commuters by going to Nagoya Station.

History[edit]

The line traces its origin to the Tōnō (Eastern Mino) line, an 11.9 km, 762 mm gauge railway that opened in 1918. The segment from Shin-Tajimi to Hiromi Station was nationalized in 1926, named the Taita Line, and regauged to 1067mm and extended to Mino-Ōta in 1928.

Passenger trains were replaced by DMUs in 1934, and steam locomotives ceased operating on the line in 1969. Freight services ceased in 1987 with the division of the Japan Railways into regional companies, the Taita Line became part of the Central Japan Railway Company.

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1993.

Stations[edit]

Name Distance (km) Connecting Lines Location
Tajimi
多治見
0.0 JR CentralChūō Main Line Gifu Tajimi
Koizumi
小泉
3.2  
Nemoto
根本
4.8  
Hime
7.9  
Shimogiri
下切
9.4   Kani
Kani
可児
12.8 Nagoya Railroad: Hiromi Line (Shin Kani)
Mino Kawai
美濃川合
15.4   Minokamo
Mino-Ōta
美濃太田
17.8 JR Central: Takayama Main Line
Nagaragawa Railway Etsumi-Nan Line

References[edit]

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