Amagi Railway Amagi Line
|Amagi Railway Amagi Line|
|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 line functions as a commuter rail line for Fukuoka. 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 line was opened on April 28, 1939 by the Japanese National Railways (JNR) as the Amagi Line, in order to supply military equipment to Tachiarai Airfield. In 1981, the line was named a specified local line and considered for closure. Freight services ceased in 1984.
On April 5, 1985, it was agreed that the line would be transferred to a newly-created third sector railway company. Amagi Railway was thus created and inherited the former JNR line on April 1, 1986.
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.
- "甘木鉄道株式会社│会社概要". www.amatetsu.jp. Retrieved 2021-05-17.