Tōbu Kiryū Line

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Tobu Kiryu Line
Tobu Isesaki Line (TI) symbol.svg
Ltd. Exp. Ryomo and Mt.Akagi.jpg
A 200 series EMU on a Ryomo limited express service on the Kiryu Line in November 2013
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Termini Ōta
Akagi
Stations 8
Operation
Opened May 1911
Owner Tobu Railway
Technical
Line length 20.3 km (12.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
Asakusa
Tobu Isesaki Line
Tatebayashi
Isesaki
Tōbu Koizumi Line
0.0 TI-18 Ōta
Isesaki
3.4 TI-51 Sammaibashi
5.9 TI-52 Jiroembashi
9.7 TI-53 Yabuzuka
12.9 TI-54 Azami
14.6 TI-55 Shin-Kiryū
Ryomo
Watarase Keikoku Line
16.9 TI-56 Aioi Station
Jōmō Line
Kiryū-Kyūjō-Mae
20.3 TI-57 Akagi

The Tobu Kiryu Line (東武桐生線 Tōbu Kiryū-sen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by the major private railway operator Tobu Railway. The line is a 20.3 km branch off the Isesaki Line at Ōta Station, southbound to Akagi Station.

Operation[edit]

All trains stop at all stations on the line, including limited express Ryomo services to and from Asakusa in Tokyo.

Stations[edit]

All stations are located in Gunma Prefecture.

Name Japanese Distance (km) Between (km) Transfers Location
Ōta 太田 - 0.0 Tobu Isesaki Line (TI) symbol.svg Tobu Isesaki Line Ōta
Sammaibashi 三枚橋 3.4 3.4  
Jiroembashi 治良門橋 2.5 5.9  
Yabuzuka 藪塚 3.8 9.7  
Azami 阿左美 3.2 12.9   Midori
Shin-kiryū 新桐生 1.7 14.6   Kiryū
Aioi 相老 2.3 16.9 Watarase Keikoku Railway Watarase Keikoku Line
Akagi 赤城 3.4 20.3 Jōmō Line Midori

History[edit]

The Yabuzuka Quarry opened a 610 mm (2 ft) gauge handcar line between Ota and Yabuzuka in 1911 to haul stone blocks.[citation needed] The line was acquired by Tobu in March 1913, rebuilt to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge and extended to Aioi on 19 March 1913, operating using steam haulage.[1] The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC from 1 March 1928, and in March 1932 extended to Akagi.[1] Freight services ceased in 1996, with the last service running on 25 September.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 63, 220. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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