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A diesel-hauled freight train on the Johana Line, August 2009
|Line length||29.9 km (18.6 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (55 mph)|
- Operating Company: West Japan Railway Company (Services and tracks)
- Distance: 29.9 km (18.6 mi)
- Track gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Stations: 14
- Double-track: None
- Electrification: Not electrified
- Railway signalling: Special automatic occlusive (track circuit detection type)
|Takaoka||高岡||-||0.0||Himi Line, Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, Manyosen||Takaoka||Toyama|
The line was opened in 1897 by the Chūetsu Railway (中越鉄道?) as the Chūetsu Line (中越線?) between Fushiki (on the present-day Himi Line) and Jōhana via Takaoka. The line was nationalised on 1 September 1920. The Chūetsu Line was renamed the Jōhana Line from 1 August 1942 following the incorporation of the Fushiki to Takaoka section into the Himi Line.
CTC signalling was commissioned over the entire line in 1983.
Former connecting lines
- Fukuno Station: The Tonami Railway opened a 7 km line to Tsuzawa in 1915, including a connection to the Hokuriku Main Line at Isurugi. The company merged with the Kaetsu Railway in 1919, which extended the line 13 km to Shogawa-Cho in 1922. The line closed in 1972.
- JTB Timetable March 2015 issue p. 495
- Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. I. Japan: JTB. p. 92. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- "ダイヤ改正 城端線始発砺波から" [A change in timetable, starting from Tonami Station on the Jōhana Line]. Yomiuri Shimbun. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
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