Amagi Railway Amagi Line

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Amagi Railway Amagi Line
Amatetsu AR401.jpg
AR401 DMU, nicknamed "Himiko", at Kiyama Station
Overview
Locale Saga Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture
Termini Kiyama Station
Amagi Station
Stations 11
Operation
Opened April 28, 1939
Owner Amagi Railway
Technical
Line length 13.7 km (8.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
0.0 Kiyama Station
JR KyūshūKagoshima Main Line
Kyūshū Expressway
1.3 Tateno Station
※ below Kyūshū Expressway
Saga Prefecture / Fukuoka Prefecture Border
2.5 Ōhara Station
Ōita Expressway
Ogōri Transfer Station until 1986
3.8 Ogōri Station
Nishitetsu Ogōri Station
NishitetsuTenjin Ōmuta Line
4.5 Ōitai Station
Hōman River
6.4 Matsuzagi Station
Oita Expressway
7.7 Imaguma Station
8.4 Nishitachiarai Station
9.6 Yamaguma Station
10.4 Tachiarai Station
Kirin Brewery Company Leased Line
11.8 Takata Station
← Nishitetsu:Amagi Line
Koishiwara River
13.7 Amagi Station

The Amagi Line (甘木線?, Amagi-sen) is a Japanese railway line connecting Kiyama Station (on the Kagoshima Main Line), Kiyama and Amagi Station, Asakura. This is the only railway line Amagi Railway (甘木鉄道?, Amagi Tetsudō) operates. The company or the line is also called Amatetsu (甘鉄?) locally. The third sector company (in Japanese sense) took former Japanese National Railways (JNR) line in 1986. The line functions as a commuter rail line for Fukuoka. As such, the line is steadily making profits, unlike most other third-sector lines. The Kirin Brewery Co. is a shareholder of the company as a result of the former approximately 1 km siding from Tachiarai that serviced its nearby brewery.[citation needed]

Stations[edit]

Station name Japanese Distance (between station) Total distance Transfers Location
Kiyama Station 基山駅 - 0.0 Kagoshima Main Line Saga Prefecture Kiyama
Tateno Station 立野駅 1.3 1.3  
Ogōri Station 小郡駅 2.5 3.8 Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line (Nishitetsu Ogōri Station) Fukuoka Prefecture Ogōri
Ōitai Station 大板井駅 0.7 4.5  
Matsuzaki Station 松崎駅 1.9 6.4  
Imaguma Station 今隈駅 1.3 7.7  
Nishi-Tachiarai Station 西太刀洗駅 0.7 8.4   Tachiarai
Yamaguma Station 山隈駅 1.2 9.6   Chikuzen
Tachiarai Station 太刀洗駅 0.8 10.4  
Takata Station 高田駅 1.4 11.8  
Amagi Station 甘木駅 1.9 13.7 Nishitetsu Amagi Line Asakura

History[edit]

The entire line was opened in 1939 by Japanese National Railways. Freight services ceased in 1984.[citation needed]

Heavy rainfall damaged a bridge between Oitai and Matsuzaki in 2006 and buses provided the link between those two station for six months until the bridge was repaired.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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

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