Gakunan Railway Line

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Gakunan Railway Line
Gakunan train at Yoshiwara Station 200511.jpg
A Gakunan train at Yoshiwara Station, November 2011
Overview
LocaleShizuoka Prefecture
TerminiYoshiwara
Gakunan-Enoo
Stations10
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)Gakunan Electric Train Co., Ltd.
History
Opened1936
Technical
Line length9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1500 V DC overhead
Route map
0.0 Yoshiwara Station
1.8 Hidari-Fuji Signal
2.3 Jatco-mae Station
2.7 Yoshiwara-honchō Station
3.0 Hon-Yoshiwara Station
3.7 Tajuku Signal
4.4 Gakunan-Harada Station
5.4 Hina Station
6.4 Gakunan-Fujioka Station
7.3 Sudo Station
8.2 Kamiya Station
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
9.2 Gakunan-Enoo Station

The Gakunan Railway Line (岳南電車岳南線, Gakunan Densha Gakunan-sen) is Japanese railway line between Yoshiwara and Gakunan-Enoo, all within the industrial area of Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. The line does not have any official name. This is the only railway line Gakunan Electric Train Co., Ltd. (岳南電車株式会社, Gakunan Densha Kabushiki-gaisha) operates.[1] The operator company was established on April 1, 2013 as a subsidiary of the former operator Gakunan Railway (岳南鉄道, Gakunan Tetsudō), a subsidiary of Fuji Kyuko.[2][3]

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
GD01 Yoshiwara 吉原 0.0 CA Tōkaidō Main Line Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture
GD02 Jatco-mae ジヤトコ前 2.3 2.3
GD03 Yoshiwara-honchō 吉原本町 0.4 2.7
GD04 Hon-Yoshiwara 本吉原 0.3 3.0
GD05 Gakunan-Harada 岳南原田 1.4 4.4
GD06 Hina 比奈 1.0 5.4
GD07 Gakunan-Fujioka 岳南富士岡 1.0 6.4
GD08 Sudo 須津 0.9 7.3
GD09 Kamiya 神谷 0.9 8.2
GD10 Gakunan-Enoo 岳南江尾 1.0 9.2

History[edit]

The Gakunan Railway began operations as an industrial railway named the Nissan Heavy Industrial Railroad (日産重工業専用鉄道, Nissan Jūkōgyō Senyō Tetsudō) on August 5, 1936 as part of a project to create an industrial center in Fuji city. The terminal station of the line was established at Yoshiwara Station on the Tokaido Main Line, and initial plans called for the line to be extended as far as Numazu Station. These plans were delayed by World War II and were eventually cancelled with the end of the war and breakup of the Nissan zaibatsu. The line gained its present name on December 15, 1948, after which regularly scheduled passenger service began. The electric supply for the line was upgraded from 600 Volts to the present 1,500 volts in 1969. In 1984, scheduled freight services past Sudo were discontinued.

All freight services were discontinued on March 16, 2012.[2]

Rolling stock[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Association of Japanese Private Railways. 民鉄各社紹介 岳南電車株式会社 [Introduction of private railway companies Daisen Train Co., Ltd.] (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Gakunan Electric Train Co., Ltd. 会社概要 [Company Profile] (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Fujikyuko Co., Ltd. 富士急グループ企業一覧 [List of Fujitsu Group companies] (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "東急東横線90周年祝い、5050系に「青ガエル」ラッピング 9/4登場". tetsudo-ch.com (in Japanese). EXPRESS Co., Ltd. August 26, 2017. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "車両紹介". gakutetsu.jp (in Japanese). Gakunan Electric Train. Archived from the original on October 19, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2021.

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