Meitetsu Chita New Line

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Meitetsu Chita New Line
Meitetsu 6800 series 011.JPG
A 6800 series EMU at Chita Okuda Station
Other name(s) Chita Line
Native name 名鉄知多新線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Taketoyo
Termini Fuki
Stations 6
Opened June 5, 1980 (1980-06-05)
Owner Meitetsu
Line length 13.9 km (8.64 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)

The Meitetsu Chita New Line (名鉄知多新線 Meitetsu Chita-shin-sen?) or Chita Line is a Japanese railway line connecting Taketoyo with Minamichita within Aichi Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). The line features seven tunnels and a maximum grade of 3.4% (approximately 1 in 29).


Station Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Local Express Rapid Express Limited Express Transfers Location
Fuki 富貴 - 0.0 Meitetsu Kōwa Line Taketoyo,
Chita District
Kami Noma 上野間 2.8 5.8   Mihama,
Chita District
Mihama-ryokuen 美浜緑苑 0.9 6.7  
Chita Okuda 知多奥田 1.4 8.1  
Noma 野間 1.7 9.8  
Utsumi 内海 4.1 13.9   Minamichita, Chita


The Fuki to Kaminoma section opened in 1974, and the line was extended to Chita-Okuda the following year, Noma in 1976, and Utsumi in 1980. Currently single track, the formation and tunnels are built to accommodate future double-tracking of the line.[citation needed]


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