A 313-1300 series EMU on the Taketoyo Line in September 2015
|Rolling stock||311 series/313 series EMUs|
|Line length||19.3 km (12.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead|
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.
|Ōbu||大府||0.0||Tōkaidō Main Line (through service)||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.
Work started in March 2010 to electrify the line.
On 1 March 2015, the line was electrified, and through services to and from Nagoya commenced.
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.
- "【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]