Meitetsu Chikkō Line

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Meitetsu Chikkō Line
Meitetsu Chikkō Line 5000 series.JPG
A Meitetsu 5000 series EMU passing Meiden Chikkō freight yard
Overview
Native name 名鉄築港線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Nagoya, Aichi
Termini Ōe
Higashi Nagoyakō
Stations 2
Operation
Opened January 15, 1924 (1924-01-15)
Owner Meitetsu
Technical
Line length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 160 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph)

The Meitetsu Chikkō Line (名鉄築港線 Meitetsu Chikkō-sen?) is a 1.5 km Japanese railway line in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, owned and operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). At Meiden Chikkō, between the line's two stations, there is a connection to the freight-only Nagoya Rinkai Railway Tōchiku line.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
TA03 Ōe 大江 0.0 Meitetsu Tokoname Line Minami-ku, Nagoya
CH01 Higashi Nagoyakō 東名古屋港 1.5

History[edit]

The line was opened in 1924 by the Aichi Electric Railway, electrified at 1,500 V DC, to service the Nagoya Port. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1935. The line was double-tracked in 1939, but after being damaged by Typhoon Vera in 1959, the line was repaired as a single track.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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