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KiHa 120 DMUs on the Kisuki Line, April 2012
|Locale||Shimane and Hiroshima Prefectures|
|Line length||81.9 km (50.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||75 km/h (45 mph)|
The Kisuki Line (木次線 Kisuki-sen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The 81.9 km (50.9 mi) line connects Shinji in Matsue, Shimane with Bingo Ochiai in Shōbara, Hiroshima.
|Station||Japanese||Between (km)||Distance (km)||Connections||Location|
|Shinji||宍道||-||0.0||Sanin Main Line||Matsue||Shimane Prefecture|
|Bingo Ochiai||備後落合||6.6||81.9||Geibi Line|
- KiHa 120 DMUs
The line opened on 18 December 1932, operating between Kisuki and Izumo Minari. This was extended northward to Shinji on 1 August 1934, and southward to Yakawa on 20 November 1934, with the entire line between Shinji and Bingo Ochiai completed on 12 December 1937, including a switch-back at Izumo Sakane.
Freight services ceased in 1982 and CTC signalling was commissioned on the entire line in 2001.
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.