Meitetsu Seto Line

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Meitetsu Seto Line
Meitetsu 4000 series EMU 011.JPG
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Termini Shinsakae-machi
Owari Seto
Stations 20
Operation
Owner Meitetsu
Rolling stock Meitetsu 4000 series
Meitetsu 6000 series
Technical
Line length 20.6 km (12.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 95 km/h (59 mph)

The Seto Line (瀬戸線 Seto-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which connects Sakaemachi Station in Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture with Owari Seto Station in Seto, Aichi. It is owned and operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

History[edit]

The Seto Automatic Railway Co. opened the Owari Seto - Yada section in 1905, and extended it to Ozone the following year. The passenger service was provided by steam powered railcars, but as these proved to be underpowered, the line was electrified in 1907 at 600 VDC, the company changing its name to Seto Electric Railway Co. at that time.

In 1911 the line was extended to Horikawa (since closed), and the Horikawa - Ozone section was duplicated in 1914. The Ozone - Owari Seto section was duplicated between 1921 and 1929.

In 1939 the company merged with Meitetsu. The Horikawa - Shimizu section closed in 1976 to allow for the construction of the new line to Sakaemachi and the connection to the Nagoya Subway Higashiyama Line, which opened in 1978, the voltage on the line being raised to 1500 VDC, and freight services ceasing the same year.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Local Semi Express Express Connections Location
ST01 Sakaemachi 栄町 0.0 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line, Meijō Line (Sakae) Higashi-ku, Nagoya Aichi
ST02 Higashiōte 東大手 1.5   Naka-ku, Nagoya
ST03 Shimizu 清水 2.2   Kita-ku, Nagoya
ST04 Amagasaka 尼ヶ坂 2.7  
ST05 Morishita 森下 3.6   Higashi-ku, Nagoya
ST06 Ōzone 大曽根 4.6 Chūō Main Line
Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijō Line
Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line
ST07 Yada 矢田 5.9  
ST08 Moriyama-Jieitai-Mae 守山自衛隊前 7.0 Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line (Moriyama) Moriyama-ku, Nagoya
ST09 Hyōtan-yama 瓢箪山 7.6  
ST10 Obata 小幡 8.6  
ST11 Kitayama 喜多山 9.9  
ST12 Ōmori-Kinjōgakuin-mae 大森・金城学院前 10.7  
ST13 Inba 印場 12.2   Owariasahi
ST14 Asahi-mae 旭前 13.1  
ST15 Owari Asahi 尾張旭 14.7  
ST16 Sangō 三郷 16.1  
ST17 Mizuno 水野 18.0   Seto
ST18 Shin Seto 新瀬戸 18.7 Aichi Loop Line (Setoshi)
ST19 Seto-Shiyakusho-mae 瀬戸市役所前 19.4  
ST20 Owari Seto 尾張瀬戸 20.6  

Rolling stock[edit]

References[edit]

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