Ise Line

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"Ise III" type DMU

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-).

Basic data[edit]

  • 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)

History[edit]

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.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Mie Prefecture.

Key:

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
1 Yokkaichi 四日市 6.9 LRE Yokkaichi
2 Minami-Yokkaichi 南四日市 3.7 L    
3 Kawarada 河原田 0.0 L   Kansai Main Line
4 Suzuka 鈴鹿 3.8 LRE   Suzuka
5 Tamagaki 玉垣 7.0 L    
6 Suzuka Circuit Inō 鈴鹿サーキット稲生 9.1 Lre  
7 Tokuda 徳田 11.1 L    
8 Nakaseko 中瀬古 12.7 LR   
9 Ise-Ueno 伊勢上野 14.0 L     Tsu
10 Kawage 河芸 16.4 L    
11 Higashi-Ishinden 東一身田 19.4 L    
12 Tsu 22.3 LRE

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

External links[edit]