Rumoi Main Line
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|Rumoi Main Line|
|Line length||66.8 km (41.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Rumoi Main Line (留萌本線 Rumoi-honsen?) is a Japanese railway line in Hokkaido operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) which connects Fukagawa Station in Fukagawa and Mashike Station in Mashike.
Stops ... ●: All trains stop, ◆: some trains stop, ▼: down trains pass, ▲: up trains pass
|Fukagawa||深川||-||0.0||●||Hakodate Main Line||Fukagawa|
The initial section of the line, between Fukagawa and Rumoi opened on 23 October 1910, and was extended to Mashike in November 1921. The Ebishima to Fukagawa section opened in 1931, in conjunction with the opening of the first section of the Sassho Line, providing connection to Asahikawa.
On 10 August 2015, JR Hokkaido informed the mayors of Rumoi and Mashike of its plans to close the 16.7 km section of the line from Rumoi and Mashike in 2016.
Former connecting lines
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- Ishikari-Numata Station: The Sassho line to Shin-Totsukawa closed in 1972.
- Ebishima Station: In 1930, the Tome Megumu private railway opened a 17.6 km line to provide a rail line for coalmines in the Showa area north of the junction. This line closed in 1971.
- Rumoi Station: The Teshio private railway opened in 1941, connecting a coal mine situated 30 km north of the junction until it closed in 1967. The initial southern section of the Haboro line from Rumoi opened in 1927. The initial northern section from Horonobe on the Soya Main Line opened in 1935, and the sections were linked in 1958. The line closed in 1987. The Haboro Coal Co. opened a 17 km line from Chikubetsu on that line in 1941, closing in 1970. A 51.2 km line was proposed from Chikubetsu to Shumarinai on the (now closed) Shinmei (Fukagawa - Nayoro) line with construction commencing in 1959. A substantial steel truss bridge was constructed before work was abandoned in 1962.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 留萌線（留萌～増毛間）の鉄道事業廃止について [Closure of Rumoi Line between Rumoi and Mashike]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.