Meitetsu Hiromi Line

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Meitetsu Hiromi Line
Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations
A Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations in April 2009
Overview
Native name名鉄広見線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleAichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture
TerminiInuyama
Mitake
Stations11
Daily ridership6,521[1] (2008)
WebsiteOfficial website
Operation
Opened1920
OwnerMeitetsu
Technical
Line length22.3 km (13.86 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Old gauge762 mm (2 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed90 km/h (55 mph)

The Meitetsu Hiromi Line (名鉄広見線, Meitetsu Hiromi-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). It connects Inuyama Station in Inuyama, Aichi with Mitake Station in Mitake, Gifu.

Stations[edit]

L: Local (普通, futsū)
LE: Limited Express (特急, tokkyū)
MU: μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ, myū sukai)

All trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass stations marked "|".

Name Japanese Distance (km) L LE MU Transfers Location
Inuyama 犬山 0.0 Meitetsu Inuyama Line
Meitetsu Komaki Line
Inuyama Aichi
Tomioka-mae 富岡前 1.9 | |
Zenjino 善師野 4.0 | |
Nishi Kani 西可児 7.7 Kani Gifu
Kanigawa 可児川 9.7
Nihonrain-imawatari 日本ライン今渡 12.2
Shin Kani 新可児 14.9 Taita Line (Kani Station)
Akechi 明智 18.4
Gōdo 顔戸 20.0 Mitake
Mitakeguchi 御嵩口 21.7
Mitake 御嵩 22.3

Closed stations[edit]

History[edit]

The Shinkani to Hiromi section was opened in 1920 by the Tobi Railway as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge light railway. In 1928, the line was converted to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge, electrified at 600 V DC, and extended to Inuyama. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943. The voltage was raised to 1,500 V DC in 1965, and the Inuyama to Shinkani section was double-tracked between 1967 and 1970. Freight services ceased in 1982.

From 2007, all stations from Inuyama to Shin Kani accept the Tranpass prepaid magnetic card.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Akechi Station: The Tobi Railway opened a 7 km (4.3 mi) line to Yaotsu, electrified at 600 V DC, in 1930. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943. Between 1952 and 1954, the line was extended to Nishikori to supply construction materials for the Maruyama Dam and hydro-electric power station. The voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1965, but the overhead catenary was decommissioned in 1984. DMUs were then operated on the line until it closed in 2001.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.

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