Meitetsu Gamagōri Line

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Meitetsu Gamagōri Line
Meitetsu Gamagōri Line 6000 series.JPG
A Meitetsu 6000 series EMU
Overview
Native name 名鉄蒲郡線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Nishio
Gamagōri
Termini Kira Yoshida
Gamagōri
Stations 10
Operation
Opened November 10, 1936 (1936-11-10)[1]
Owner Meitetsu
Technical
Line length 17.6 km (10.94 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Meitetsu Gamagōri Line (名鉄蒲郡線 Meitetsu Gamagōri-sen?) is a 17.6 km Japanese railway line in Aichi Prefecture which connects Kira Yoshida Station in Nishio, with Gamagōri Station in Gamagōri. It is owned by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) and operated as an extension of the Meitetsu Nishio Line.

Stations[edit]

All stations are located in Aichi Prefecture.

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Kira Yoshida 吉良吉田 0.0 Meitetsu Nishio Line Nishio
Mikawa Toba 三河鳥羽 3.2  
Nishi Hazu 西幡豆 4.7  
Higashi Hazu 東幡豆 7.0  
Kodomonokuni こどもの国 8.9  
Nishiura 西浦 10.5   Gamagōri
Katahara 形原 11.7  
Mikawa Kashima 三河鹿島 13.5  
Gamagōri-Kyōteijō-Mae 蒲郡競艇場前 15.3 Tōkaidō Main Line (Mikawa-Shiotsu)
Gamagōri 蒲郡 17.6 Tōkaidō Main Line

History[edit]

The Kira Yoshida to Mikawa Toba section was opened by the Mikawa Railway in 1929, electrified at 1,500 V DC. It was extended (but not electrified) to Gamagōri in 1936. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1941, which in 1943 lowered the voltage on the Kira Yoshida to Mikawa Toba section to 600 V DC to permit through-running with the Meitetsu Nishio Line.

The Mikawa Toba to Gamagōri section was electrified between 1946 and 1947, and in 1959 the voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC, through-running on the Nishio Line recommencing when the voltage on that line was raised the following year.

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ 曽根, 悟 (September 2010), 週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (in Japanese) (Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc.) (9), p. 3, ISBN 978-4-02-340139-6  Missing or empty |title= (help)