Ohmi Railway Taga Line
|Ohmi Railway Taga Line|
220 series electric car at Taga Taisha-mae Station (October 2006)
|Opened||8 March 1914|
|Line length||2.5 km (1.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
The single-track line is 2.5-kilometre (1.6 mi) long, connecting Takamiya on the Main Line in Hikone to Taga Taisha-mae in Taga. It is electrified at 1,500 V DC, and the track gauge is 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).
- 220 series single-car EMUs
|Takamiya||0.0||Ohmi Railway: Main Line||Hikone||Shiga Prefecture|
- 8 March 1914: Line opens.
- 12 March 1925: Line is electrified at 600 VDC, this is being increased to 1500 VDC in 1928 in conjunction with the voltage increase on the Main Line.
- October 1943: Services to Tsuchida Station (between Takamiya and Taga) suspended.
- October 1953: Tsuchida Station is closed.
- 11 May 1976: Driver-only operation commences.
- 1 April 1998: Taga Station renamed Taga Taisha-mae Station.
- 15 March 2008: Screen Station opens.
Attractions along the line
- Taga-taisha shrine
- Taga Line was built for worshippers of Taga Taisha shrine.
- Kirin Brewery Company Shiga Factory
- Bridgestone Hikone Factory
- Dainippon Screen Mfg (Electronics company) Hikone Area Office
- Maruho (Pharmaceutical company) Hikone Factory
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- New station information (Japanese)
- Official website (Japanese)