Kotoden Kotohira Line

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Kotoden Kotohira Line
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Kotohira Line 1080 series EMU, December 2004
Overview
Locale Kagawa Prefecture
Termini Takamatsu-Chikkō
Kotoden-Kotohira
Stations 22
Operation
Opened 21 December 1926
Owner Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad
Technical
Line length 32.9 km (20.4 mi)[1]
No. of tracks Single (double track between Takamatsu-Chikkō and Ritsurin-Kōen)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 120 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 85 km/h (55 mph)[1]

The Kotoden Kotohira line (琴電琴平線 Kotoden Kotohira-sen?) is a Japanese railway line in Kagawa Prefecture, which connects Takamatsu-Chikkō Station in Takamatsu with Kotoden-Kotohira Station in Kotohira. It is owned and operated by the Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad. The line color is yellow.

Station list[edit]

All stations are located in Kagawa Prefecture.

  • * indicates staffed station.
No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Connections Location
between stations from Takamatsu-Chikkō
K00
N00
Takamatsu-Chikkō* 高松築港 - 0.0 Kōtoku Line, Yosan Line (Seto-Ōhashi Line) (Takamatsu Station) Takamatsu
K01
N01
Kataharamachi* 片原町 0.9 0.9  
K02 Kawaramachi* 瓦町 0.8 1.7 Kotoden Nagao Line (N02)
Kotoden Shido Line (S00)
K03 Ritsurin-Kōen* 栗林公園 1.2 2.9  
K04 Sanjō* 三条 1.0 3.9  
K05 Ōta* 太田 2.3 6.2  
K06 Busshōzan* 仏生山 1.8 8.0  
K07 Kukō-dōri 空港通り 1.0 9.0  
K08 Ichinomiya* 一宮 1.0 10.0  
K09 Enza 円座 1.2 11.2  
K10 Okamoto 岡本 2.6 13.8  
K11 Kazashigaoka 挿頭丘 1.2 15.0   Ayagawa
K12 Hatada 畑田 0.8 15.8  
K13 Sue 2.5 18.3  
K14 Ayagawa
(Aeon mall Ayagawa)
綾川
(イオンモール綾川)
1.5 19.8  
K15 Takinomiya* 滝宮 0.9 20.7  
K16 Hayuka 羽床 2.1 22.8  
K17 Kurikuma 栗熊 1.8 24.6   Marugame
K18 Okada 岡田 2.6 27.2  
K19 Hazama 羽間 1.9 29.1   Mannō
K20 Enai 榎井 2.5 31.6   Kotohira
K21 Kotoden-Kotohira* 琴電琴平 1.3 32.9 Dosan Line (Kotohira Station)

History[edit]

The line first opened on 21 December 1926 between Ritsurin-Kōen and Takinomiya.[1]

Since the beginning of the 21st century, two new stations have opened: Kūkōdōri on 29 July 2006 and Ayagawa on 15 December 2013.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 156. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Takamatsu Kotohira Electric Railroad Co., Ltd. "ことでんを知る" [Learn about Kotoden]. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "琴電「綾川駅」が開業/記念式典を開催" [Kotoden Ayagawa Station Opens, Ceremony Held]. Shikoku News. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.