Wadamisaki Line

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     Wadamisaki Line
JR West Hyogo Station Wadamisaki Line Platform.jpg
A Wadamisaki Line 103 series train at Hyōgo Station
Overview
Type commuter rail
System Urban Network
Locale Hyōgo
Termini Hyōgo
Wadamisaki
Stations 2
Operation
Opening 8 July 1890
Owner JR West
Technical
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)
Route map
Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line
Dentetsu Hyōgo 1910–1968
Sanyō Main Line (JR Kobe Line)
0.0 Hyōgo StationBSicon exTRAM.svg Sakaemachi Line 1910-1968
Hanshin Expressway Kobe Route 3
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company
1.0 Shinkawa Signal1911-1930
Hyōgo Kaigan Line
1.3 Shinkawa Freight Yard-1911
Wada Swing BridgeHyōgo Canal
1.6 Kanebomae-1962
2.7 Wadamisaki1945?–
Kobe Municipal Subway: Kaigan Line
Kobe Municipal Tram: Wada Line
- Wadamisaki–1945?
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe Shipyard

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.

Operation[edit]

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.

Stations[edit]

Station Distance Connections Location
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

Rolling stock[edit]

DE10 locomotive-hauled train at Hyogo in 1993

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Coordinates: 34°39′35.2″N 135°10′5.6″E / 34.659778°N 135.168222°E / 34.659778; 135.168222