Akita Rinkai Railway Line

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Akita Rinkai Railway Line
Akita Rinkai DD561.jpg
Akita Rinkai Railway diesel locomotive No. DD561
Overview
OwnerAkita Rinkai Railway
StationsNone (freight only)
Service
TypeFreight rail
History
Closed2021
Technical
Line length7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone

The Akita Rinkai Railway Line (秋田臨海鉄道線, Akita Rinkai Tetsudō-sen) was a Japanese freight-only railway line between Akita Kitakō Freight Terminal and Mukaihama Freight Terminal via Akita Port (Akitakō) Station, all within Akita, Akita. This was the only railway line Akita Rinkai Railway (秋田臨海鉄道, Akita Rinkai Tetsudō, "Akita Seaside Railway") operated. The third sector company was founded in 1970. The services on the line were divided by Akitakō Station. The north part was commonly called the North Line (北線, Kita-sen), and the south part was called the South Line (南線, Minami-sen). The North Line mainly transported containers of paper products from Nippon Daishōwa Paperboard Tōhoku, while the South Line transported sulfuric acid from Kosaka Smelting & Refining, via the Kosaka Line.

The railway was discontinued on March 31, 2021.[1]

Basic data[edit]

North Line[edit]

  • Akitakō - Akita-Kitakō
    • Distance: 2.5 km

South Line[edit]

  • Akitakō - Mukaihama
    • Distance: 5.4 km

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "秋田臨海鉄道、貨物鉄道事業を終了 清算めど立ったら解散へ". Akita Sakigake Shimpo (in Japanese). April 1, 2021. Archived from the original on April 1, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.

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