Taketoyo Line

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Taketoyo Line
Taketoyo-station-premises.JPG
A KiHa 75 DMU at Taketoyo Station, August 2006
Overview
Type Regional rail
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Termini Ōbu
Taketoyo
Stations 10
Operation
Owner JR Central
Rolling stock KiHa 25/KiHa 75 DMUs
Technical
Line length 19.3 km (12.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Route map
Taketoyo Line Area Map.png

The Taketoyo Line (武豊線 Taketoyo-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which connects Ōbu Station in Ōbu, Aichi Prefecture with Taketoyo Station in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture. It is owned and run by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

The line is due to be electrified, with electric services commencing in June 2015, for direct service to Nagoya Station. Work starts in March 2010.[1]

Stations[edit]

Name Distance
(km)
Connections Location
Ōbu 大府 0.0 Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu Aichi
Owari-Morioka 尾張森岡 1.7   Higashiura,
Chita District
Ogawa 緒川 3.1  
Ishihama 石浜 4.6  
Higashiura 東浦 6.8 Kinuura Rinkai Railway Hekinan Line
Kamezaki 亀崎 10.2   Handa
Okkawa 乙川 12.8  
Handa 半田 14.6  
Higashi-Narawa 東成岩 16.3 Kinuura Rinkai Railway Handa Line
Taketoyo 武豊 19.3   Taketoyo,
Chita District

Rolling stock[edit]

2-car KiHa 75 diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains are used on this line in two- or four-car formations.

New 2-car KiHa 25 DMUs were introduced on the line from 1 March 2011.[2]

History[edit]

The entire line opened in 1886, becoming a branch when the Obu to Hamamatsu section of the Tokaido Main Line opened two years later. A 1 km freight only line extended to Taketoyo Minato between 1930 and 1965.

DMUs commenced service on the line in 1933, although passenger services were suspended from 1944 until 1955. Steam locomotives ceased operating on the line in 1970, and freight services ceased in 1984.

CTC signalling was commissioned in 2001, and the line is due to be electrified in 2015.

References[edit]

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