Wakasa Railway Wakasa Line

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Wakasa Line
Wakasa Railway Sakura 1.jpg
Wakasa Railway "Sakura 1" train
Overview
Status Operational
Termini Kōge
Wakasa
Stations 9
Operation
Operator(s) Wakasa Railway Company
Technical
Track length 19.2 km (11.9 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

The Wakasa Line (若桜線 Wakasa-sen?) is a Japanese railway line in Tottori Prefecture operated by the third sector company Wakasa Railway (若桜鉄道 Wakasa Tetsudō?). The line runs between Kōge Station in Yazu and Wakasa Station in Wakasa. It is the only railway line operated by the Wakasa Railway. The third sector company took over operations of the former West Japan Railway Company (JR West) line in 1987.

Owners and operator[edit]

The line is operated by Wakasa Railway Company. Although the company originally owned the railway line, on April 1, 2009, the ownership was transferred to the municipalities (towns) where the line exists and the company became a pure operator of the railway as a Category 2 Railway Operator. The town of Yazu owns 16.5 km of track and the town of Wakasa owns 2.7 km of track as Category 3 Railway Operators.[1]

Stations[edit]

  • Some trains operate through from the JR West Imbi Line (Tottori - Kōge).
Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Kōge 郡家 0.0 Inbi Line Yazu Tottori
Yazu-Kōkō-mae 八頭高校前 0.9  
Inaba-Funaoka 因幡船岡 2.4  
Hayabusa 4.4  
Abe 安部 7.1  
Hattō 八東 9.8  
Tokumaru 徳丸 11.6  
Tampi 丹比 13.5  
Wakasa 若桜 19.2   Wakasa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tetsudō Kyoku, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2009). Tetsudō Yōran (Heisei 21 Nendo) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Denkisha Kenkyūkai. pp. 166–167. ISBN 978-4-88548-113-0. 

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