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 operates from 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, 768 mm gauge railway that opened in 1918. The segment from Shin-Tajimi to Hiromi Station was nationalized in 1929, and named the Taita Line. Extensions and upgrades took place from time to time, and in 1987, with the division of the Japan Railways into regional companies, the Taita Line became part of the Central Japan Railway Company.

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