Tōbu Utsunomiya Line

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Tobu Utsunomiya Line
Tobu Nikko Line (TN) symbol.svg
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An 8000 series EMU on the Tobu Utsunomiya Line, October 2008
Overview
Native name 東武宇都宮線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kantō Region
Termini Shin-Tochigi
Tōbu Utsunomiya
Stations 11
Operation
Opened 1931
Owner Tobu Railway
Rolling stock Tobu 350 series, Tobu 8000 series EMUs
Technical
Line length 24.3 km (15.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

The Tōbu Utsunomiya Line (東武宇都宮線 Tōbu Utsunomiya-sen?) is a 24.3-kilometre railway line in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It connects Shin-Tochigi Station in Tochigi with Tobu Utsunomiya Station in Utsunomiya.

Shin-Tochigi Station offers connections to the Tōbu Nikkō Line and the Tobu Main Line network.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Tochigi Prefecture.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
TN-12 Shin-Tochigi 新栃木 0.0 Tobu Nikko Line Tochigi
TN-31 Yashū-Hirakawa 野州平川 2.0  
TN-32 Yashū-Ōtsuka 野州大塚 3.9  
TN-33 Mibu 壬生 7.3   Mibu, Shimotsuga District
TN-34 Kuniya 国谷 10.8  
TN-35 Omocha-no-Machi おもちゃのまち 12.6  
TN-36 Yasuzuka 安塚 14.8  
TN-37 Nishi-Kawada 西川田 18.3   Utsunomiya
TN-38 Esojima 江曽島 20.3  
TN-39 Minami-Utsunomiya 南宇都宮 22.1  
TN-40 Tōbu-Utsunomiya 東武宇都宮 24.3  

Rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

The entire line opened in 1931, electrified at 1,500 V DC.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tobu Utsunomiya Line stations adopting the prefix "TN" in orange.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 62-63. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2015.