Tsuyama Line

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Tsuyama Line
JRW DC kiha47-44 kiha47-1038.jpg
A KiHa 47 DMU train on a Rapid service, March 2010
Overview
Native name 津山線
Type Regional rail
Locale Okayama Prefecture
Termini Okayama
Tsuyama
Operation
Opening 21 December 1898
Owner JR West
Technical
Line length 58.7 km (36.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None

The Tsuyama Line (津山線 Tsuyama-sen?) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) connecting Okayama and Tsuyama in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

Stations[edit]

All-stations "Local" (普通 futsū?) and limited-stop "Rapid" (快速 kaisoku?) services called Kotobuki (ことぶき?) operate over the line. In the "Rapid" column in the table below, "O" indicates stations at which "Rapid" services stop.[1]

Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Rapid Connections Location
Okayama 岡山 0.0 O Sanyō Shinkansen, Sanyō Main Line, Akō Line (Higashi-Okayama)-
Hakubi Line (Kurashiki), Uno Line (Seto-Ōhashi Line), Kibi Line
Okayama Electric Tramway Higashiyama Line, Okayama Electric Tramway Seikibashi Line
Kita-ku, Okayama Okayama
Hōkaiin 法界院 2.3 O  
Bizen-Hara 備前原 5.1    
Tamagashi 玉柏 7.5    
Makiyama 牧山 11.4    
Nonokuchi 野々口 16.7    
Kanagawa 金川 19.7 O  
Takebe 建部 27.0    
Fukuwatari 福渡 30.3 O  
Kōme 神目 36.5     Kumenan,
Kume District
Yuge 弓削 40.5 O  
Tanjōji 誕生寺 43.5    
Obara 小原 45.5     Misaki
Kume District
Kamenokō 亀甲 49.1 O  
Sarayama 佐良山 53.4     Tsuyama
Tsuyamaguchi 津山口 56.8    
Tsuyama 津山 58.7 O Kishin Line, Inbi Line

Some Rapid services also stop at Nonokuchi and Takebe stations.[1]

History[edit]

The line was opened on 21 December 1898 by the Chugoku Railway (中国鉄道?).[2] It was nationalized on 1 June 1944, becoming part of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) system, and from 1 April 1987, with the privatization of JNR, it was transferred to the control of West Japan Railway Company (JR West).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR時刻表 [JR Timetable]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. March 2014. p. 354. ISBN 4910053110341. 
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 254-256. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] I. Japan: JTB. p. 96. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.