Tosa Kuroshio Railway

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The Tosa Kuroshio Railway (土佐くろしお鉄道 Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō?) is a railway company in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The name comes from the provinces of Tosa and Kuroshio. The third sector company (in Japanese sense), founded in 1986, operates three lines, a former Japanese National Railways (JNR) line (the Nakamura Line) and two planned JNR lines where construction had commenced but then been suspended due to JNR construction funds being diverted to Shinkansen projects in the 1980s (the Sukumo and Asa lines). After its formation the company recommenced construction and subsequently opened the lines and now operates them.

This is one of the few Japanese railway companies that provides its official website in Japanese, English, and French.


Details of the three lines can be found using the links below:

Station numbering[edit]

Each company station has a unique alpha-numeric label that complements the Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) system, designed to assist passengers unfamiliar with the lines, especially at transfer stations. For example, Gomen JR station's label is D40, with GN40 being the label of the Tosa Gomen station.

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

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