Meitetsu Gamagōri Line
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|Meitetsu Gamagōri Line|
A Meitetsu 6000 series EMU
|Opened||November 10, 1936|
|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.
All stations are located in Aichi Prefecture.
|Kira Yoshida||吉良吉田||0.0||Meitetsu Nishio Line||Nishio|
|Gamagōri-Kyōteijō-Mae||蒲郡競艇場前||15.3||Tōkaidō Main Line (Mikawa-Shiotsu)|
|Gamagōri||蒲郡||17.6||Tōkaidō Main Line|
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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.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.