Tarumi Line

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Tarumi Line
Tarumi Himo230-312.jpg
A "Haimo 230" railbus with exterior livery designed by Masuo Ikeda
Technical
Line length34.5 km (21.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Tarumi Line
km
km
00.0
0.0
Ōgaki
02.8
2.7
Higashi-Ōgaki
04.7
4.5
Yokoya
05.7
5.5
Jūkujō
07.6
7.5
Mieji
10.9
10.8
Kitagata-Makuwa
12.5
Morera-Gifu
13.6
13.4
Itonuki
16.3
16.2
Motosu
17.5
Oribe
20.4
20.2
Kochibora
21.7
21.6
Tanigumi-guchi
24.0
23.6
Kōmi
25.2
Takashina
26.4
Nabera
28.3
Hinata
30.5
Takao
32.5
Midori
34.5
Tarumi

Distances in italics are from the JNR period

The Tarumi Line (樽見線, Tarumi-sen) is a Japanese railway line in Gifu Prefecture, between Ōgaki Station, Ōgaki and Tarumi Station, Motosu. It is the only railway line Tarumi Railway (樽見鉄道, Tarumi Tetsudō) operates. There was a freight rail service that transported cement for Sumitomo Ōsaka Cement of Sumitomo Group Gifu factory. It once accounted for 40% of the whole revenue, but the freight operation ceased in spring 2006.[citation needed]

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 34.5 km (21.4 mi)
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 19
  • Track: Single
  • Power: Diesel
  • Railway signalling: Simplified automatic (ATS-S, ST)
  • Stations with passing loops: 4 (Higashi-Ōgaki, Kitagata-Makuwa, Motosu, and Kōmi)

Stations[edit]

No. Name Distance (km) Transfers Location
TR01 Ōgaki 大垣 0.0 Tōkaidō Main Line
Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line
Gifu Ōgaki
TR02 Higashi-Ōgaki 東大垣 2.7  
TR03 Yokoya 横屋 4.5   Mizuho
TR04 Jūkujō 十九条 5.5  
TR05 Mieji 美江寺 7.5  
TR06 Kitagata-Makuwa 北方真桑 10.8   Motosu
TR07 Morera-Gifu モレラ岐阜 12.5  
TR08 Itonuki 糸貫 13.4  
TR09 Motosu 本巣 16.2  
TR10 Oribe 織部 17.5  
TR11 Kochibora 木知原 20.2  
TR12 Tanigumi-guchi 谷汲口 21.6   Ibigawa, Ibi District
TR13 Kōmi 神海 23.6   Motosu
TR14 Takashina 高科 25.2   Ibigawa, Ibi District
TR15 Nabera 鍋原 26.4   Motosu
TR16 Hinata 日当 28.3  
TR17 Takao 高尾 30.5  
TR18 Midori 水鳥 32.5  
TR19 Tarumi 樽見 34.5  

History[edit]

Approved under the Railway Construction Act[1] as a railway line from Ōgaki via Ōno in Fukui Prefecture to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, construction began in 1935, was suspended during the Pacific War and resumed in 1952. The first section opened in 1956 between Ōgaki and Tanigumiguchi. Two years later, an extension to Mino-Kōmi (美濃神海) (present-day Kōmi) was made. Construction beyond there continued until it was suspended in 1979.[citation needed]

Freight services ceased in 1974, and in 1984 (due to its operating deficit, sparse traffic and dead end route) the operation and ownership of the line was transferred from the then Japan National Railways (JNR) to the third-sector Tarumi Railway. A major shareholder was the Sumitomo Cement Co., which began freight shipments from Motosu.[citation needed] The improved financial situation resulted in construction being resumed, and the extension from Kōmi to Tarumi 10.9 km (6.8 mi) opened in 1989.[citation needed] The Sumitomo cement traffic ceased in 2006, with the line becoming a passenger-only operation.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Tetsudō Fusetsuhō (鉄道敷設法) Table 74 (別表第74号, Beppyō Dai74gō)

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