Kashii Line

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Kashii Line
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Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Fukuoka Prefecture
Termini Saitozaki
Umi
Stations 16
Operation
Opened 1 January 1904
Owner JR Kyushu
Technical
Line length 25.4 km (15.8 mi)
Number of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed 85 km/h

The Kashii Line (香椎線?, Kashii-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It connects Saitozaki Station in Fukuoka with Umi Station in Umi.

Stations[edit]

Station Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Saitozaki 0.0   Higashi-ku, Fukuoka Fukuoka Prefecture
Umi-no-Nakamichi 2.1  
Gannosu 6.5  
Nata 7.4  
Wajiro 9.2 Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line
Kashii 12.9 Kagoshima Main Line
Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line (Nishitetsu Kashii)
Kashii Jingū 14.2  
Maimatsubara 14.8  
Doi 16.4  
Iga 18.2   Kasuya
Chōjabaru 19.2 Sasaguri Line (Fukuhoku Yutaka Line)
Sakado 20.6  
Sue 21.9   Sue
Sue-Chūō 23.1  
Shinbaru 24.1  
Umi 25.4   Umi

History[edit]

The Hakata Bay Railway Co. opened the Saitozaki - Sue section in 1904, extending it to the Otani coal mine (1 km beyond Umi) the following year. In 1942, the company merged with the Nishi-Nippon Railroad company, which was nationalised in 1944.

The line beyond Umi closed in 1980.

Former connecting lines[edit]

Sakado station - The 14km Katsuta line was opened by the Chikuzen Sangu Railway Co. from Yusu (on the Sasaguri Line) - Chikuzenkatsuta in 1918-19. The connection to Sakado opened in 1942, and the line was nationalised in 1944. Freight service ceased in 1981, and the line closed in 1985.

References[edit]

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