Jōmō Line

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Jōmō Electric Railway 700 series train

The Jōmō Line (上毛線?, Jōmō-sen) is a railway line in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, operated by Jōmō Electric Railway Company. Its terminus stations are in the cities of Maebashi and Kiryū, extending 25.4 km. Eighteen of its stations opened on November 10, 1928, with one station added in each of the years 1933, 1939, 1993, and 1994.

History[edit]

The entire line opened in 1928, electrified at 1500 VDC, to service the local silk industry. The line was noted for operating freight services with its EMUs acting as the locomotive (it did not own electric locomotives), and for carriages that had 50% of the floorspace partitioned for the transport of silk.

Freight services ceased in 1986.

Station list[edit]

All stations are in Gunma Prefecture.

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
Chūō-Maebashi 中央前橋 - 0.0 Ryōmō Line (Maebashi) Maebashi
Jōtō 城東 0.8 0.8  
Mitsumata 三俣 0.8 1.6  
Katakai 片貝 0.6 2.2  
Kamiizumi 上泉 1.0 3.2  
Akasaka 赤坂 1.1 4.3  
Shinzō-Kekkan Center 心臓血管センター 1.3 5.6  
Egi 江木 0.6 6.2  
Ōgo 大胡 2.1 8.3  
Higoshi 樋越 1.6 9.9  
Kitahara 北原 1.0 10.9  
Araya 新屋 1.1 12.0  
Kasukawa 粕川 1.3 13.3  
Zen 1.0 14.3  
Niisato 新里 1.5 15.8   Kiryū
Nikkawa 新川 1.9 17.7  
Higashi-Nikkawa 東新川 1.0 18.7  
Akagi 赤城 0.9 19.6 Tōbu Kiryū Line
Watarase Keikoku Line (Ōmama)
Midori
Kiryū-Kyūjō-Mae 桐生球場前 2.2 21.8 Watarase Keikoku Line (Undō-Kōen) Kiryū
Tennōjuku 天王宿 1.0 22.8  
Fujiyamashita 富士山下 0.9 23.7  
Maruyamashita 丸山下 0.6 24.3  
Nishi-Kiryū 西桐生 1.1 25.4 Ryōmō Line (Kiryū)
Watarase Keikoku Line (Kiryū)

Rolling stock[edit]

  • 100 series EMU car (special event use only)
  • 700 series 2-car EMUs (x8) (former Keio 3000 series)

References[edit]

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