Japanese National Railways started the construction of the line in 1966, but financial constraints halted work in 1980. The Ibara Railway Co. was established in 1986 and construction resumed under the newly founded third sector company, and the line opened at 11:11am, January 11, 1999, dual track and electrified as far as Kiyone.
- Operators, distances: Sōja — Kannabe; 41.7 km / 25.9 mi.
- Gauge: 1,067 mm / 3 ft. 6 in.
- Stations: 15
- Double-track line: Sōja — Kiyone
- Electric supply: Sōja — Kiyone (1500 V DC)
- All the Ibara Railway trains are DMUs.
- Railway signalling
- Kiyone — Kannabe: Simplified automatic
- Sōja — Kiyone: Automatic
|Sōja||総社||0.0||JR West: Hakubi Line・Kibi Line||Okayama||Sōja|
|Kiyone||清音||3.4||JR West: Hakubi Line|
|Kannabe||神辺||41.7||JR West: Fukuen Line|
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- (in Japanese) Ibara Railway official website
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