Uno Line

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The Uno Line (宇野線 Uno-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which connects Okayama Station in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture with Uno Station in Tamano, Okayama Prefecture. It is owned and run by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). Part of this line is called the Seto-Ōhashi Line between Okayama Station and Chayamachi Station.

Map of Uno Line
Kibi Line
Okayama
Tsuyama Line
Sanyo Shinkansen
Sanyo/Hakubi
      Line
Sanyo/Ako Line
Uno Line
(Seto-Ōhashi Line)
Chayamachi
Uno Line
Honshi-Bisan Line
(Seto-Ōhashi Line)
Uno
Great Seto Bridge
(Seto-Ōhashi)
Train ferry
(1910-1988)
Seto Inland Sea
Utazu
Yosan Line
(Seto-Ōhashi Line)
Yosan Line
Sakaide
Takamatsu
Kōtoku Line

History[edit]

The entire line opened in 1910, and until the opening of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988, was the main railway connection to Shikoku (via the Takamatsu ferry).

The line was electrified in 1960, CTC signalling was commissioned in 1970, and the Hayashima - Kukuhara section was duplicated in 2009.

Fright services ceased in 2002.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Omoto station - The Okayama Port Corporation operated an 8km line to Okayamako between 1951 and 1984.
  • Chaya station - The Shimotsui Light Railway Co. opened a 21km 762mm gauge line to its namesake town in 1913/14. The line was electrified at 600 VDC in 1949, and closed in 1991.
  • Uno station - The Binan Electric Railway Co. operated a 5km line to Tamano, electrified at 1500 VDC, from 1953 to 1972.

Route data[edit]

  • Operating Company:
  • Distance:
    • Okayama — Uno: 32.8km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 15
  • Double-tracking: Hayashima - Kukuhara
  • Electrification: 1500 VDC
  • Railway signalling:
    • automatic occlusive (special)

Stations[edit]

L: Limited express Shiokaze, Nanpū, Sunrise Seto, and Uzushio
M: Rapid Marine Liner

All trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass stations marked "|". Most trains stop at "▲", and some trains stop at "△" Goes another route at "=".

Name Distance (km) L M Connections Location
Okayama 岡山 0.0 Kibi Line, Sanyō Main Line, Sanyō Shinkansen, Tsuyama Line
Okayama Electric Tramway: Higashiyama Line, Seikibashi Line (Both at Okayama-Ekimae)
Kita-ku,
Okayama
Okayama
Ōmoto 大元 2.5
Bizen-Nishiichi 備前西市 4.5 Minami-ku,
Okayama
Senō 妹尾 8.3
Bitchū-Mishima 備中箕島 10.2
Hayashima 早島 11.9 Hayashima
Kuguhara 久々原 13.2
Chayamachi 茶屋町 14.9 Honshi-Bisan Line (Seto-Ōhashi Line) Kurashiki
Hikosaki 彦崎 18.1 = =   Minami-ku,
Okayama
Bizen-Kataoka 備前片岡 20.9 = =  
Hazakawa 迫川 22.8 = =  
Tsuneyama 常山 24.1 = =   Tamano
Hachihama 八浜 26.6 = =  
Bizen-Tai 備前田井 30.3 = =  
Uno 宇野 32.8 = =  

Rolling stock[edit]

Class Image Type Top speed
(km/h)
Routes operated
JR Shikoku 8000 series JR shikoku 8000 series shiokaze utazu.jpg Electric multiple unit 130 Limited express Shiokaze Okayama - Matsuyama, Uwajima
JR Shikoku/Tosa Kuroshio Railway 2000 series Tosakuro-2000series-Anpanman.JPG Diesel multiple unit 130 Limited express Nanpū
Limited express Uzushio
Okayama - Kōchi, Sukumo
Okayama - Tokushima
JR West/JR Central 285 series 285 seto.jpg Electric multiple unit 130 Limited express Sunrise Seto Tokyo - Takamatsu
JR West 223-5000 series, JR Shikoku 5000 series 5100gata.jpg Electric multiple unit 130 Rapid Marine Liner Okayama - Takamatsu
JR West 213 series JNR213-0x6.JPG Electric multiple unit 110 Regional Okayama - Uno, Kojima
JR West 115 series JRW EC 115 series D2.jpg Electric multiple unit 110 Regional Okayama - Uno, Kan'onji, Kotohira
JR Shikoku 113 series JRS 113 1.jpg Electric multiple unit 110 Regional Okayama - Kan'onji, Kotohira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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