Meitetsu Bisai Line

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Meitetsu Bisai Line
Meitetsu 6000 series 027.JPG
A Meitetsu 6000 series EMU
Overview
Native name 名鉄尾西線
Type Commuter rail
Termini Yatomi
Tamanoi
Stations 22
Daily ridership 11,897[1] (FY2008)
Operation
Opened 1898
Owner Meitetsu
Technical
Line length 30.9 km (19.20 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Meitetsu Bisai Line (名鉄尾西線 Meitetsu Bisai-sen?) is a 30.9 km Japanese railway line which connects Yatomi Station in Yatomi, Aichi with Tamanoi Station in Ichinomiya, Aichi. It is owned and operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Local Semi
Express
Express Limited
Express
Transfers Location
Yatomi 弥富 0.0       Kansai Main Line
Kintetsu Nagoya Line (Kintetsu Yatomi Station)
Yatomi Aichi
Gonosan 五ノ三 2.5        
Saya 佐屋 4.6   Aisai
Hibino 日比野 6.6  
Tsushima 津島 8.2 Meitetsu Tsushima Line Tsushima
Machikata 町方 9.6         Aisai
Rokuwa 六輪 11.1         Inazawa
Fuchidaka 渕高 12.4         Aisai
Marubuchi 丸渕 13.4         Inazawa
Kami-Marubuchi 上丸渕 14.7        
Morikami 森上 16.2        
Yamazaki 山崎 17.3        
Tamano 玉野 18.7         Ichinomiya
Hagiwara 萩原 20.2        
Futago 二子 21.3        
Kariyasuka 苅安賀 22.5        
Kannonji 観音寺 23.2        
Meitetsu Ichinomiya 名鉄一宮 25.3       Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Tōkaidō Main Line (Owari-Ichinomiya)
Nishi-Ichinomiya 西一宮 26.0        
Kaimei 開明 28.1        
Okuchō 奥町 29.4        
Tamanoi 玉ノ井 30.9        

History[edit]

The Yatomi to Tsushima section was opened in 1898 by the Bisai Railway, and was extended to Ichinomiya in 1900. In 1914, the line was extended to Tamanoi and Kisogawa-Bashi (since closed), and a freight-only line to Kiso-Minato opened in 1918.

The Kiso-Minato to Morikami section was electrified at 600 V DC in 1922, and extended to Yatomi the following year. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1925.

In 1948, the voltage on the Yatomi to Tsushima section was raised to 1,500 V DC, with this increase extended to the rest of the line in 1952. The Kiso-Minato to Tamanoi section closed in 1959. The Tsushima to Morikami section was double-tracked between 1967 and 1974

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.