Amagi Railway Amagi Line
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|Amagi Railway Amagi Line|
AR401 DMU, nicknamed "Himiko", at Kiyama Station
|Locale||Saga Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture|
|Opened||April 28, 1939|
|Line length||13.7 km (8.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
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.
|Station name||Japanese||Distance (between station)||Total distance||Transfers||Location|
|Kiyama Station||基山駅||-||0.0||Kagoshima Main Line||Saga Prefecture||Kiyama|
|Ogōri Station||小郡駅||2.5||3.8||Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line (Nishitetsu Ogōri Station)||Fukuoka Prefecture||Ogōri|
|Amagi Station||甘木駅||1.9||13.7||Nishitetsu Amagi Line||Asakura|
The entire line was opened in 1939 by Japanese National Railways. Freight services ceased in 1984.
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.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- List of railway companies in Japan
- List of railway lines in Japan
- Media related to Amagi Railway at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
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