Tōbu Koizumi Line
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|Tobu Koizumi Line|
A Tobu Koizumi Line down train between Tatebayashi and Narushima stations in March 2008
|Opened||12 March 1917|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary|
The Tobu Koizumi Line (東武小泉線 Tōbu Koizumi-sen), operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway, connects Tatebayashi Station located in Tatebayashi, Gunma to Nishi-Koizumi Station located in Ōizumi, Gunma as well as Higashi-Koizumi Station in Ōizumi town to Ōta Station in Ōta, Gunma Japan.
|TI-44||Higashi-Koizumi||ŌtaTobu Koizumi Line for||Ōizumi|
|The line splits at Higashi-Koizumi.|
Tobu Koizumi Line|
- Shin-Koizumi Station - Sengoku-Kashi Station
- Kobugannon Station (between Higashi-Koizumi Station and Shinozuka Station)
The first section of the line from Tatebayashi Station to Koizumimachi Station was opened for passenger service on March 12, 1917, operated by the Chūgen Railway, which was purchased by Tobu Railway company in 1937.
The 3 km Sengokugashi Freight Line (仙石河岸貨物線) from Koizumimachi Station to Sengokugashi Station (仙石河岸駅) opened on April 13, 1939, as a freight-only branch line. Passenger services as far as Nishi-Koizumi commenced in 1941.
The Nishi-Koizumi to Sengoku freight branch closed in 1976, and freight services ceased on the line in 1996.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- Ryōzō Kawashima (2004). Zenkoku Tetsudo Jijo Daikenkyu. Tōkyō: Sōshisha. ISBN 4-7942-1291-7.
- Yukiyasu Sugizaki (2000). Ekisha Sai-hakken. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-03675-9.
- Shunzō Miyawaki (1997). Tetsudo Haisenato o Aruku. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-02743-1.
- History of Tobu Railway (in Japanese)