Kanto Railway KiHa 532 DMU
|Line length||4.5 km (2.8 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Old gauge||762 mm (2 ft 6 in)|
|Minimum radius||207 m (679 ft)|
|Operating speed||50 km/h (31 mph)|
The Ryūgasaki Line (竜ヶ崎線 Ryūgasaki-sen?) operated by the Kantō Railway in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. It is a non-electrified line which connects Sanuki, on the Jōban Line, to Ryūgasaki, with one intermediate station at Ireji.
The company merged with the Kashima Sangu Railway Co. in 1944, which merged with the Kanto Railway Co. in 1965.
Freight services ceased in 1971, the same year the line switched to driver-only-operation (in August 1971), becoming the first driver-only-operation line in Japan.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
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