Tōbu Koizumi Line

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Down train between Tatebayashi and Narushima stations (2008-03-30)

The Tōbu Koizumi Line (東武小泉線 Tōbu Koizumi-sen?), operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway, connects Tatebayashi Station located in Tatebayashi, Gunma to Nishi-Koizumi Station located in Ōizumi, Gunma as well as Higashi-Koizumi Station in Ōizumi town to Ōta Station in Ōta, Gunma Japan.

Stations[edit]

Name Connections Location
Tatebayashi Tōbu Isesaki Line, Tōbu Sano Line Tatebayashi Gunma
Narushima
Hon-Nakano Ōra
Shinozuka
Higashi-Koizumi Tōbu Koizumi Line For Ōta Station Ōizumi
Koizumimachi
Nishi-Koizumi
Name Connections Location
Higashi-Koizumi Tōbu Koizumi Line
(For Tatebayashi / Nishi-koizumi)
Ōizumi Gunma
Ryūmai Ōta
Ōta Tōbu Isesaki Line, Tōbu Kiryū Line

Abandoned stations[edit]

  • Shin-Koizumi Station - Sengoku-Kashi Station
  • Kobugannon Station (between Higashi-Koizumi Station and Shinozuka Station)

History[edit]

The first section of the line from Tatebayashi Station to Koizumimachi Station was opened for passenger service on March 12, 1917, operated by the Chūgen Railway, which was purchased by Tobu Railway company in 1937.

The 3 km Sengokugashi Freight Line (仙石河岸貨物線?) from Koizumimachi Station to Sengokugashi Station (仙石河岸駅?) opened on April 13, 1939, as a freight-only branch line. Passenger services as far as Nishi-Koizumi commenced in 1941.

In 1941, Higashi-Koizumi Station to Ōta Station section opened on June 1, 1941, to service the Nakajima Aircraft Company Ōta and Koizumi plants. The lines were electrified in 1943.

The Nishi-Koizumi to Sengoku freight branch closed in 1976, and freight services ceased on the line in 1996.

Proposed connecting line[edit]

  • Sengoku station - the Tobu Kumagaya Line was proposed to be extended to connect to this station in 1944, but was not completed before the end of hostilities and was subsequently abandoned.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]