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Amagi Railway Amagi Line
Train of Amagi Railway stopping at Amagi Station.JPG
AR401 DMU, nicknamed "Himiko", at Kiyama Station
Overview
Native name甘木鉄道甘木線
OwnerAmagi Railway
LocaleSaga Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture
Termini
Stations11
History
OpenedApril 28, 1939
Technical
Line length13.7 km (8.5 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
0.0
Kiyama Station
1.3
Tateno Station
※ below Kyūshū Expressway
Saga / Fukuoka Border
2.5
Ōhara Station (signalling only)
Ogōri Transfer Station until 1986
3.8
Ogōri Station
4.5
Ōitai Station
Hōman River
6.4
Matsuzaki Station
Oita Expressway
7.7
Imaguma Station
8.4
Nishi-Tachiarai 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 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.[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 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.[1] 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.[1]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "甘木鉄道株式会社│会社概要". www.amatetsu.jp. Retrieved 2021-05-17.

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