Nakamura Line

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Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line
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A Tosa Kuroshio Railway DMU at Kubokawa Station, September 2007
Overview
Native name 土佐くろしお鉄道中村線
Type Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Kōchi Prefecture
Termini Kubokawa
Nakamura
Stations 15
Operation
Opened 18 December 1963
Owner Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Technical
Line length 43.0 km (26.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 250 m
Electrification none
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)

The Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line (土佐くろしお鉄道中村線 Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Nakamura-sen?) is a 43.0 km Japanese railway line operated by the third-sector railway operator Tosa Kuroshio Railway. It connects Kubokawa Station in the town of Shimanto with Nakamura Station in the city of Shimanto in Kōchi Prefecture.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
TK26 Kubokawa 窪川 0.0 Dosan Line (K26) Shimanto, Takaoka Kōchi
TK27 Wakai 若井 4.4 Yodo Line(G27)
TK28 Kaina 荷稲 13.8   Kuroshio, Hata
TK29 Iyoki 伊与喜 18.1  
TK30 Tosa-Saga 土佐佐賀 20.8  
TK31 Saga-Kōen 佐賀公園 22.9  
TK32 Tosa-Shirahama 土佐白浜 24.1  
TK33 Ariigawa 有井川 27.6  
TK34 Tosa-Kamikawaguchi 土佐上川口 29.2  
TK35 Uminoōmukae 海の王迎 30.1  
TK36 Ukibuchi 浮鞭 31.7  
TK37 Tosa-Irino 土佐入野 34.3  
TK38 Nishi-Ōgata 西大方 37.2  
TK39 Kotsuka 古津賀 40.9   Shimanto
TK40 Nakamura 中村 43.0 Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line (TK40)

History[edit]

The first section of the line, from Kobokawa to Tosa-Saga was opened by Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 18 December 1963, and operated using diesel trains, functioning as an extension of the Dosan Line.[1] The section from Tosa-Saga to Nakamura opened on 1 October 1970.[1]

Freight operations ceased in 1984, and from 1 April 1988, operation of the line was transferred to the Tosa Kuroshio Railway.[1] With the opening of the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line in October 1997, the maximum line speed was raised from 85 km/h to 110 km/h.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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. 173. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.