Sukumo Line

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Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line
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A Tosa Kuroshio Railway DMU at Nakamura Station, May 2010
Native name 土佐くろしお鉄道宿毛線
Type Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Kōchi Prefecture
Termini Nakamura
Stations 8
Opened 1 October 1997
Owner Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Line length 23.6 km (14.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 350 m
Electrification none
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)

The Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line (土佐くろしお鉄道宿毛線?, Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo-sen) is a 23.6 km Japanese railway line operated by the third-sector railway operator Tosa Kuroshio Railway. It connects Nakamura Station in the city of Shimanto with Sukumo Station in the city of Sukumo in Kōchi Prefecture.


No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
TK40 Nakamura 中村 0.0 Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line (TK40) Shimanto Kōchi Prefecture
TK41 Gudō 具同 3.2  
TK42 Kunimi 国見 6.2  
TK43 Arioka 有岡 11.6  
TK44 Kōgyōdanchi 工業団地 14.7   Sukumo
TK45 Hirata 平田 15.3  
TK46 Higashi-Sukumo 東宿毛 22.2  
TK47 Sukumo 宿毛 23.6  


The Tosa Kuroshio Railway was established on 8 May 1986 for the purpose of resuming construction of the Sukumo and Asa lines, which had been planned by JNR but abandoned.[1] The company acquired a license to operate the Sukumo Line in February 1987, and commenced construction of the line, which opened on 1 October 1997.[1]

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  1. ^ a b 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.