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A JR Central KiHa 75 series DMU on the Taita Line in March 2015
|Line length||17.8 km (11.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Taita Line (太多線? Taita-sen) is a 17.8 km railway line in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). It connects Tajimi Station in the city of Tajimi via Kani to Mino-Ōta Station in Minokamo. The name of the line includes a kanji from each of the terminal stations.
During the day, service operates at approximately 30 minute intervals. In addition to trains running between Tajimi and Mino-Ōta Stations, there are also trains that enter the Takayama Main Line and run through to Gifu Station. During weekday morning and evening rush hours and on Saturday mornings, a train serves commuters by going to Nagoya Station.
|Tajimi||多治見||0.0||Chūō Main Line||Tajimi||Gifu|
|Kani||可児||12.8||Meitetsu Hiromi Line (Shin Kani)|
|Mino-Ōta||美濃太田||17.8||Takayama Main Line
Nagaragawa Railway Etsumi-Nan Line
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The line traces its origin to the Tōnō (Eastern Mino) line, an 11.9 km, 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge railway that opened in 1918. The section from Shin-Tajimi to Hiromi Station was nationalized in 1926, named the Taita Line, and regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), and extended to Mino-Ōta in 1928.
Passenger trains were replaced by DMUs in 1934, and steam locomotives ceased operating on the line in 1969. From 1 April 1987, with the privatization and division of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) into regional companies, the Taita Line became part of JR Central.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 1993.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.