Taketoyo Line

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Taketoyo Line
JR-C Taketoyo Line 313-1300 series.JPG
A 313-1300 series EMU on the Taketoyo Line in September 2015
Overview
Native name 武豊線
Type Regional rail
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Termini Ōbu
Taketoyo
Stations 10
Operation
Owner JR Central
Rolling stock 311 series/313 series EMUs
Technical
Line length 19.3 km (12.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Route map
Taketoyo Line Area Map.png

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 has been electrified as of 1 March 2015.[1]

Stations[edit]

Name Distance
(km)
Connections Location
Ōbu 大府 0.0 Tōkaidō Main Line (through service) Ōbu Aichi
Owari-Morioka 尾張森岡 1.7   Higashiura,
Chita District
Ogawa 緒川 3.1  
Ishihama 石浜 4.6  
Higashiura 東浦 6.8 Kinuura Rinkai Railway Hekinan Line
Kamezaki 亀崎 10.2   Handa
Okkawa 乙川 12.8  
Handa 半田 14.6  
Higashi-Narawa 東成岩 16.3 Kinuura Rinkai Railway Handa Line
Taketoyo 武豊 19.3   Taketoyo,
Chita District

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 March 2015, 313 series electric multiple unit (EMU) trains are used in two- and four-car formations as well as 311 series EMUs in four-car formations.[2]

Prior to electrification of the line in March 2015, two-car KiHa 75 diesel multiple unit (DMU) and two-car KiHa 25 DMU trains were used on this line in two- or four-car formations.[3]

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Work started in March 2010 to electrify the line.[4]

On 1 March 2015, the line was electrified, and through services to and from Nagoya commenced.[5]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ JR武豊線が電化開業! 313系で営業運転 - 既存の気動車は高山本線・太多線へ [JR Taketoyo Line electrified. Operations start using 313 series - older stock moved to Takayama Main Line and Taita Line]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "【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. 
  4. ^ 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]
  5. ^ JR東海、ダイヤ改正で国鉄時代の気動車など置換え - 武豊線電化で列車増発 [JR Central to replace JNR-era diesel trains and increase services on Taketoyo Line following electrification]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.