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A Wadamisaki Line 103 series train at Hyōgo Station
|Opening||8 July 1890|
|Line length||2.7 km (1.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (53 mph)|
The Wadamisaki Line (和田岬線 Wadamisaki-sen?) is an unofficial name for the spur line of the Sanyō Main Line, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and connecting Hyogo on the main line and Wadamisaki.
The 2.7-kilometre (1.7 mi) line has only two stops, and only operates during morning and evening, and mainly serves commuters to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Electric factories in the Wadamisaki industrial area of Kobe.
Although the line is officially part of the Sanyo Main Line, there is no regular through service between the branch and the main line, and Wadamisaki Branch trains depart from a separate platform at Hyogo. Because the line has no intermediate station and Wadamisaki Station is unmanned, all fare collection is conducted at Hyogo. The line makes just two daily roundtrips on weekends, with additional trips for events at Kobe Wing Stadium, the home stadium of J-League club Vissel Kobe.
|Hyōgo||兵庫||0.0 km||Sanyo Main Line (JR Kobe Line)||Hyogo-ku, Kobe|
|Wadamisaki||和田岬||2.7 km||Kobe Municipal Subway: Kaigan Line|
- 60 series passenger coaches (sometimes substituted by SuHa 43 series passenger coaches), hauled by DE10 locomotive (until 1990)
- KiHa 35 series (from 1990 until 2001)
The line was opened on 8 July 1890, and electrified in 2001.
There is also a spur to the now-defunct Hyōgo Kaigan Line (operated 1910-1984) about 1 km away from Hyōgo Station and a link to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipbuilding facility at Kobe Shipyard just after Wadamisaki Station.