Mizuma Railway Mizuma Line

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Mizuma Line
Mizuma 1000 Series 01.jpg
1000 Series
Overview
Native name水間線
LocaleKaizuka, Osaka Prefecture
TerminiKaizuka
Mizuma Kannon
Stations10
Service
Operator(s)Mizuma Railway Co.,Ltd.
History
Opened24 December 1925
Technical
Line length5.5 km (3.4 mi)
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed60 km/h (37 mph)
Route map
Mizumatetudou rosenzu EN.GIF
Mizuma Line
km
0.0
Kaizuka
0.8
Kaizuka Shiyakushomae
1.2
Koginosato
2.0
Ishizai
2.8
Sechigo
3.2
Nagose
4.3
Mori
4.7
Mitsumatsu
5.1
Mikayamaguchi
5.5
Mizuma Kannon

The Mizuma Line (水間線, Mizuma-sen) is a Japanese railway line between Mizuma Kannon Station and Kaizuka Station, all within Kaizuka, Ōsaka. This is the only railway line of a private railway company Mizuma Railway (水間鉄道, Mizuma Tetsudō) operates. The company also operates bus services.

The company or the line is commonly called Suitetsu (水鉄).

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles)
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 10
  • Track: single
  • Electric supply: 1,500 V DC
  • Railway signalling: Automatic

History[edit]

The line opened between December 1925 and January 1926, electrified at 600 VDC.

Freight services ceased in 1972, and in 1990 the line voltage was increased to 1,500 VDC.

Proposed connecting line[edit]

  • Sechigo station - Construction of a proposed line to Kokawa on the Wakayama Line commenced in the late 1920s but was abandoned due to the economic depression in the 1930s

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Kaizuka, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture.

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers
Between
Stations
Total
Distance
Kaizuka 貝塚 - 0.0 NK Nankai Main Line (NK26)
Kaizuka Shiyakushomae 貝塚市役所前 0.8 0.8
Koginosato 近義の里 0.4 1.2
Ishizai 石才 0.8 2.0
Sechigo 清児 0.8 2.8
Nagose 名越 0.4 3.2
Mori 1.1 4.3
Mitsumatsu 三ツ松 0.4 4.7
Mikayamaguchi 三ヶ山口 0.4 5.1
Mizuma Kannon 水間観音 0.4 5.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]