Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line

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Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line
Overview
Native name 近江鉄道八日市線
Type Commuter rail
Termini Yōkaichi
Ōmi-Hachiman
Stations 7
Operation
Opened 1913 (1913)
Operator(s) Ohmi Railway
Technical
Line length 9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC

The Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line (近江鉄道八日市線 Ōmi Tetsudō Yōkaichi-sen?) is a regional railway line in Shiga Prefecture operated by Ohmi Railway.

The line is 9.3 km long, connecting Yōkaichi on the Main Line in Higashiōmi to Ōmi-Hachiman on the JR West Biwako Line in Omihachiman.

In addition to local shuttle trains, the Yōkaichi Line trains include Rapid Service that connects Yōkaichi and Ōmi-Hachiman nonstop, and through trains to the Main Line to Maibara or Kibukawa.

History[edit]

The Hunan Railway Co. opened the line in 1913, and merged with the Ohmi Railway Co. in 1944.

The line was electrified at 1500 VDC in 1946.

Former connecting lines[edit]

  • Shin-Yōkaichi station - A 3km line to the Misono airfield operated between 1930 and 1948.

Stations[edit]

Rapid Service: + = stop; - = pass;
Local trains make all stops
Station Distance (km) Rapid Connections Location
Yōkaichi 0.0 + Ohmi Railway: Main Line Higashiōmi Shiga Prefecture
Shin-Yōkaichi 0.6 -  
Tarōbōgū-mae 1.3 -  
Ichinobe 3.0 -  
Hirata 5.0 -  
Musa 6.5 -   Ōmihachiman
Ōmi-Hachiman 9.3 + JR West: Tōkaidō Main Line (Biwako Line)

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