Tōbu Kiryū Line

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Tobu Kiryu Line
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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
StatusOperational
LocaleGunma Prefecture, Japan
TerminiŌta
Akagi
Stations8
Operation
OpenedMay 1911
OwnerTobu Railway
Technical
Line length20.3 km (12.6 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC
Operating speed90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
Isesaki
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
16.9 TI-56 Aioi Station
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.

(video) Local train on the Tōbu Kiryū Line

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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