Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line
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|Type||Commuter rail line|
|Locale||Tawaramoto, Miyake, Kōryō, Kawai and Ōji|
|Opening||April 26, 1918|
|Track length||10.1 km (6.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||65 km/h (40 mph)|
The Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line (近鉄田原本線 Kintetsu Tawaramoto sen?) is a railway line of the Japanese private railway company Kintetsu, connecting Shin-Ōji Station (Ōji, Nara Prefecture) and Nishi-Tawaramoto Station (Tawaramoto, Nara Prefecture) in Japan.
The line does not connect directly with other Kintetsu Lines, however both terminals are located within walking distance of nearby Kintetsu stations on other lines.
The Yamato Railway Co. opened the Shin-Oji - Nishi-Tawaramoto section in 1918 as a 1067mm gauge line, extending the line to Sakurai on the (now) Kintetsu Osaka Line in 1923. Services on the Nishi-Tawaramoto - Sakurai section ceased in 1944 as a war-time austerity measure, with the section formally closing in 1958.
The Shin-Oji - Nishi-Tawaramoto section was regauged to 1435mm and electrifed at 600 VDC in 1948, and the company merged with Kintetsu in 1964. The line voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1969.
|0.0||Kintetsu: Kashihara Line (Tawaramoto Station)||Tawaramoto, Shiki||Nara|
|10.1||Kintetsu: Ikoma Line (Ōji Station)
West Japan Railway Company: Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line), Wakayama Line (Ōji Station)
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
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