Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line

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Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line
Kakamigahara Line train near Haba Station
A Kakamigahara Line train near Haba Station
Overview
Native name 名鉄各務原線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Gifu Prefecture
Termini Meitetsu-Gifu
Shin-Unuma
Stations 18
Operation
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 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line (名鉄各務原線 Meitetsu Kakamigahara-sen?) is a 17.6 km railway line in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu), connecting Meitetsu-Gifu Station in the city of Gifu with Shin-Unuma Station in Kakamigahara.

Stations[edit]

L: Local (普通 futsū?)
E: Express (急行 kyūkō?)
R: Rapid Express (快速急行 kaisoku kyūkō?)
MU: μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ myū sukai?)

Name Japanese Distance (km) L E R MU Transfers Location
Meitetsu Gifu 名鉄岐阜 0.0 Meitetsu Nagoya Line
Tōkaidō Main Line, Takayama Main Line (via Gifu)
Gifu Gifu Prefecture
Tagami 田神 1.1 | |
Hosobata 細畑 2.9 | |
Kiridōshi 切通 3.9
Tejikara 手力 4.8 | |
Takada-bashi 高田橋 5.4 | |
Shin Kanō 新加納 6.6 | | Kakamigahara
Shin Naka 新那加 7.5
Shiminkōen-mae 市民公園 8.1 | |
Kakamigahara-shiyakusho-mae 各務原市役所前 8.7
Rokken 六軒 9.9
Mikakino 三柿野 11.2
Nijikken 二十軒 12.4 | | |
Meiden Kakamigahara 名電各務原 13.7 | Takayama Main Line (via Kagamigahara)
Ogase 苧ヶ瀬 14.6 | | |
Haba 羽場 15.5 | | |
Unumajuku 鵜沼宿 16.5 | | |
Shin Unuma 新鵜沼 17.6 Meitetsu Inuyama Line
Takayama Main Line (via Unuma)

History[edit]

The line was opened between 1926 and 1927 by the Mino Electric Railway, electrified at 600 V DC. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1935. The Gifu to Ogase section was double-tracked between 1938 and 1942, with the Ogase to Shin-Unuma section being double-tracked in 1964, the same year the voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC, enabling the maximum speed on the line to be raised from 65 km/h to 85 km/h.[citation needed]


Former connecting lines[edit]

A 1 km line branched off at Tagami Station, providing a connection to the Gifu Tram network (which was also 1,067 mm gauge) operated between 1970 and 2005 (when the tram system closed). It changed voltage (with a short dead section) to 600 V DC at the Keirinjo-mae end of the line.