The Ise Line (伊勢線? Ise-sen) is a Japanese railway line in Mie Prefecture, between Kawarada Station, Yokkaichi and Tsu Station, Tsu. This is the only railway line Ise Railway (伊勢鉄道? Ise Tetsudō) operates. The company is called for short as Isetetsu (伊勢鉄?). The third sector company took former Japanese National Railways line in 1987. The line was originally built as a short cut route between Nagoya and south Kii Peninsula (Kisei Main Line). As such, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) limited express trains "Nanki" and rapid train "Mie" still utilise the line, providing the primary revenue stream for the company. The line also transports spectators when Formula One World Championship Japanese Grand Prix is held at Suzuka Circuit (1987-2006, 2009-).
- Distance: 22.3 km (13.9 mi)
- Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Stations: 10
- Track: Double between Kawarada - Nakaseko
- Electric supply: None
- Railway signalling: Automatic
- Maximum speed at service
- Limited express and rapid: 110 km/h (70 mph)
- Local: 100 km/h (60 mph)
The line was opened by JNR in 1973, and transferred to the Ise Railway Co. in 1987.
In 1993 the Kawarada - Nakaseko was duplicated, and freight services ceased in 2013.
All stations are in Mie Prefecture.
- L: Local (普通? Futsū)
- R: Rapid "Mie" (快速「みえ」? Kaisoku Mie)
- E: limited express "Nanki"
- smaller keys show that part of trains stop on the days of racing events at Suzuka Circuit
|Number||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Stop||Connecting lines||Location|
|3||Kawarada||河原田||0.0||L||Kansai Main Line|
|6||Suzuka Circuit Inō||鈴鹿サーキット稲生||9.1||Lre|
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- Ise Railway official website (in Japanese)