Meitetsu Bisai Line
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|Meitetsu Bisai Line|
A Meitetsu 6000 series EMU
|Daily ridership||11,897 (FY2008)|
|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).
|Yatomi||弥富||0.0||●||Kansai Main Line
Kintetsu Nagoya Line (Kintetsu Yatomi Station)
|Tsushima||津島||8.2||●||●||●||●||Meitetsu Tsushima Line||Tsushima|
|Meitetsu Ichinomiya||名鉄一宮||25.3||●||Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Tōkaidō Main Line (Owari-Ichinomiya)
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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
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.