South Hokkaido Railway Company

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South Hokkaido Railway Company
Native name
道南いさりび鉄道
Third sector
Genre Rail transport
Predecessor JR Hokkaido
Founded 24 December 2014
Headquarters Japan
Area served
Hokkaido
Services Passenger railway
Website www.shr-isaribi.jp

The South Hokkaido Railway Company (道南いさりび鉄道株式会社, Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō Kabushikigaisha) is a third-sector railway company based in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.

Ownership of the stock is shared in the following proportions:[1]

  • Hokkaido Prefecture 80%;
  • Hokuto City 11.2%;
  • Hakodate City 4.4%;
  • Kikonai Town 4.4%.

Railway line[edit]

Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō Line
Overview
Native name 道南いさりび鉄道線
Type Regional rail
Locale Hokkaido
Termini Goryōkaku
Kikonai
Stations 12
Technical
Line length 37.8 km (23.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None

The company took control of passenger operations on the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) Esashi Line between Kikonai Station and Goryōkaku Station following the commencement of operations of the Hokkaido Shinkansen on 26 March 2016. The line was then renamed the Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō Line (道南いさりび鉄道線).[2]

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Hokkaido.
Track: ∥: Double track, ∨: Double track ends, ◇: Passing loop |: No passing loop

No.[3] Station Japanese Between (km) Distance (km) Transfers Track Location
H74 Goryōkaku 五稜郭 3.4 0.0 Hakodate Main Line Hakodate
sh11 Nanaehama 七重浜 2.7 2.7   Hokuto
sh10 Higashi-Kunebetsu 東久根別 2.6 5.3  
sh09 Kunebetsu 久根別 1.2 6.5  
sh08 Kiyokawaguchi 清川口 1.1 7.6  
sh07 Kamiiso 上磯 1.2 8.8  
sh06 Moheji 茂辺地 8.8 17.6  
sh05 Oshima-Tōbetsu 渡島当別 5.0 22.6  
sh04 Kamaya 釜谷 4.9 27.5   Kikonai
sh03 Izumisawa 泉沢 3.1 30.6  
sh02 Satsukari 札苅 3.4 34.0  
sh01 Kikonai 木古内 3.8 37.8

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, the company operates a fleet of nine KiHa 40 series diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains formerly owned by JR Hokkaido.[4]

History[edit]

The company was established on July 21, 2005 as the Hokkaidō Dōnan Chiiki Heikō Zairaisen Junbi Kabushikigaisha (北海道道南地域並行在来線準備株式会社). On December 24, 2014, the current name was announced. On March 22, 2015, the logo was unveiled.[5] Revenue service commenced in March 2016, in conjunction with the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen.

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding Japanese article.

  1. ^ Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō (2015). "事業報告書 (Annual Report)" (PDF) (in Japanese). p. 2. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  2. ^ South Hokkaido Railway Company (27 March 2015). "鉄道事業許可申請について" [Application for Railway Business Permission] (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  3. ^ South Hokkaido Railway Company. "路線図・駅情報" (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2016 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 7. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  5. ^ 道南いさりび鉄道、ロゴマークを発表…津軽海峡をモチーフ [South Hokkaido Railway Company unveils logo - Tsugaru Straits motif]. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID Inc. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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