Heisei Chikuhō Railway
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|Dates of operation||1989–|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm|
- Ita Line (16.1 km) - The Nogata to Kaneda section opened in 1893, and the Kaneda to Tagawa-Ita section in 1899. The line was double-tracked in 1911, and freight services ceased in 2004.
- Itoda Line (6.8 km) - The Tagawa-Gotoji to Itoda section opened in 1897 to haul coal and the Itoda to Kaneda section opened in 1929 to service a cement plant.
- Tagawa Line (26.3 km) - The entire Tagawa-Ita to Yukuhashi line opened in 1895.
- Mojikō Retro Kankō Line (2.1 km) - The Mojiko to Moji Harbour line opened in 1929, and freight services ceased in 2004. Despite a significant landslide in 2006, the line was reopened as a tourist line in 2009.
The Mojikō Retro Kankō Line is classified as a "specific purpose railway business" (特定目的鉄道事業, tokutei mokuteki tetsudō jigyō) under the Railway Business Act of Japan as it does not purport to transport daily passengers or freight. Heisei Chikuhō Railway operates trains as Category 2 operator (as defined in the Act, see "Rail transport in Japan" for details) on the track owned by the city of Kitakyūshū as Category 3 operator.
400 type diesel train 401 + 402 "Coto Coto Train"
In 2016, the railway purchased former KiHa 2000 series diesel rail car KiHa 2004 from the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway in Ibaraki Prefecture, which was withdrawn from service in December 2015. In 2019, the Coto Coto Train started as a new touristic service in the Fukuoka Prefecture.
Former rolling stock
The former 300 series DMU cars operated by the railway were withdrawn December 2010. Car 303 was shipped to Myanmar, and car 304 is retained in operating condition for use on special driving days by members of the general public.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 18. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
- ひたちなか海浜鉄道キハ2004 九州へ移送 [Hitachinaka Kaihin Railway KiHa 2004 shipped to Kyushu]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 14 October 2016. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "Coto Coto Train". Japan: The Official Guide. Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
- Heichiku Net (in Japanese)
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