Akechi Railway Akechi Line

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The Akechi Line (明知線 Akechi-sen?) is a Japanese railway line in Gifu Prefecture connecting Ena and Akechi stations, which are both located in Ena. There are stations located in Nakatsugawa city as well. This is the only railway line Akechi Railway (明知鉄道 Akechi Tetsudō?) operates. The third sector company took over the former Japanese National Railways line in 1985. The line is known for its steep slopes and curves.


The line opened in 1933/4, with freight services ceasing in 1981.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 25.1 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 10
  • Track: Single
  • Electrification: None
  • Railway signalling: Simplified automatic
  • Stations with passing loops: 1 (Iwamura Station)


All stations are located in Gifu Prefecture.

Station Japanese Distance
Transfers Location
Ena 恵那 0.0 JR Central: Chūō Main Line Ena
Higashino 東野 2.6  
Iinuma 飯沼 7.6   Nakatsugawa
Agi 阿木 9.9  
Iibama 飯羽間 12.7   Ena
Gokuraku 極楽 13.7  
Iwamura 岩村 15.0  
Hanashiro 花白 18.3  
Yamaoka 山岡 19.7  
Noshi 野志 23.1  
Akechi 明智 25.1  

See also[edit]


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

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