Meitetsu Hiromi Line
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|Meitetsu Hiromi Line|
A Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations in April 2009
|Locale||Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture|
|Daily ridership||6,521 (2008)|
|Line length||22.3 km (13.86 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Old gauge||762 mm (2 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||90 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.
● 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 "|".
|Inuyama||犬山||0.0||●||●||●||■ Meitetsu Inuyama Line
■ Meitetsu Komaki Line
|Shin Kani||新可児||14.9||●||●||●||Taita Line (Kani Station)|
- Aiki Station (between Zenjino and Katabira)
- Katabira Station (between Aiki and Nishi Kani)
- Harusato Station (between Nishi Kani and Kanigawa)
- Maeba Station (between Shin Kani and Gakkōmae)
- Gakkōmae Station (between Maeba and Akechi)
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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.
Former connecting lines
- 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.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 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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