Iga Railway Iga Line

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Iga Railway Line 200 series

The Iga Line (伊賀線, Iga-sen) is a railway line in Iga, Mie, Japan, operated by the private railway operator by Iga Railway Co., Ltd. (伊賀鉄道株式会社, Iga-tetsudō kabushiki-gaisha). The line connects Iga-Ueno Station with Iga-Kambe Station. The track and trains are owned by Kintetsu Railway, although the trains are operated by Iga Railway.

Stations[edit]

Station name Japanese Distance (km between stations) Distance (km) Transfers Location
Iga-Ueno 伊賀上野 - 0.0 Kansai Main Line Iga, Mie
Nii 新居 0.8 0.8  
Nishi-Ōte 西大手 2.5 3.3  
Uenoshi 上野市 0.6 3.9  
Hirokōji 広小路 0.5 4.4  
Kayamachi 茅町 0.6 5.0  
Kuwamachi 桑町 0.8 5.8  
Idamichi 猪田道 2.2 8.0  
Ichibe 市部 1.2 9.2  
Inako 依那古 1.4 10.6  
Maruyama 丸山 1.3 11.9  
Uebayashi 上林 1.1 13.0  
Hido 比土 2.6 15.6  
Iga-Kambe 伊賀神戸 1.0 16.6 Kintetsu Osaka Line

Rolling stock[edit]

200 series[edit]

The Iga Railway operates five two-car 200 series EMUs formed from ten former Tokyu 1000 series cars purchased between 2009 and 2012.[2]

Formations[edit]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering Mo 20x Ku 10x

Car identities[edit]

The former identities of the fleet are as shown below.[2]

Set No. Car No. Tokyu numbering
201 Mo 201 DeHa 1311
Ku 101 KuHa 1010
202 Mo 202 DeHa 1310
Ku 102 KuHa 1011
203 Mo 203 DeHa 1406
Ku 103 KuHa 1106
204 Mo 204 DeHa 1206
Ku 104 KuHa 1006
205 Mo 205 DeHa 1306
Ku 105 DeHa 1356

History[edit]

The original Iga Railway opened the 26 km 1,067 mm gauge line between Iga-Ueno on the Kansai Main Line and Nishi-Nabari on 18 July 1922.[3] The line was electrified at 600 V DC on 25 May 1926.[3] The company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway on 31 March 1929.[3]

The Iga-Kambe to Nishi-Nabari section closed in 1964.[3]

Operation of the line was transferred to the (new) Iga Railway on 1 October 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 東急電鉄1000系が伊賀鉄道に入線 [Tokyu 1000 series arrive on Iga Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 50 no. 585. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. January 2010. p. 66. 
  2. ^ a b Kubo, Toshi (July 2017). 東京メトロ日比谷線-4 [Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line - 4]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 675. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 125-126. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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