A KiHa 75 DMU at Taketoyo Station, August 2006
|Rolling stock||KiHa 25/KiHa 75 DMUs|
|Line length||19.3 km (12.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Taketoyo Line (武豊線 Taketoyo-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which connects Ōbu Station in Ōbu, Aichi Prefecture with Taketoyo Station in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture. It is owned and run by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).
The line is due to be electrified, with electric services commencing on 1 March 2015.
|Ōbu||大府||0.0||Tōkaidō Main Line||Ōbu||Aichi|
|Higashiura||東浦||6.8||Kinuura Rinkai Railway Hekinan Line|
|Higashi-Narawa||東成岩||16.3||Kinuura Rinkai Railway Handa Line|
The entire line opened in 1886, becoming a branch when the Obu to Hamamatsu section of the Tokaido Main Line opened two years later. A 1 km freight-only line extended to Taketoyo Minato between 1930 and 1965.
DMUs commenced service on the line in 1933, although passenger services were suspended from 1944 until 1955. Steam locomotives ceased operating on the line in 1970, and freight services ceased in 1984.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 2001.
Work started in March 2010 to electrify the line.
With the start of electric services on 1 March 2015, through services will also operate to and from Nagoya.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- 武豊線の電化開業について [Taketoyo Line electrification details]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Central Japan Railway Company. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "【JR海】キハ25形 武豊線で営業運転開始" [JR Central KiHa 25 trains enter revenue service on Taketoyo Line]. Rail Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ＪＲ東海、武豊線を電車運行に 82億円投資、15年前半メド [JR Central to run electric trains on Taketoyo Line by early 2015, investing 8.2 billion yen] (in Japanese). Nikkei.net. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.[dead link]