Toyama Chihō Railway Tateyama Line

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The Tateyama Line (立山線 Tateyama-sen?) is a Japanese railway line which connects Terada Station with Tateyama Station all within Tateyama, Nakaniikawa District Toyama Prefecture. It is owned and run by Toyama Chihō Railway.

History[edit]

The first section of what is now this line was opened by Tateyama Light Railway Co. as a 762mm gauge line between Gohyakkoku and Namerikawa (on the Toyama Chiho Railway Main Line) in 1913. The Gohyakkoku - Iwakuraji section opened in 1921.

In 1931 the company merged with the Toyama Electric Railway Co., which opened the Terada - Gohyakkoku section the same year, 1067mm gauge and electrified at 1500 VDC. The Gohyakkoku - Iwakuraji section was converted to 1067mm gauge and electrified in 1936.

In the meantime the Toyama Prefectural Government opened the Iwakuraji - Chigaki section between 1921 and 1923 as 1067mm gauge, electrifying the section at 600 VDC in 1927, and raising the voltage to 1500 VDC in 1937, the year the section to Arimineguchi opened.

All these lines were merged in 1943 upon the creation of the Toyama Chihō Railway Co., and the line was extended to Tateyama the same year.

CTC signalling was commissioned on the line in 1976.

Station list[edit]

Name Distance (km) Express Limited Express Connections Location
Terada 寺田 0.0 Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line Tateyama,
Nakaniikawa District
Toyama
Chigozuka 稚子塚 1.4  
Tazoe 田添 2.1  
Gohyakkoku 五百石 3.7  
Enokimachi 榎町 4.6  
Shitadan 下段 5.7  
Kamagafuchi 釜ヶ淵 7.4  
Sawanakayama 沢中山 8.6  
Iwakuraji 岩峅寺 10.2 Toyama Chihō Railway Kamidaki Line
Yokoe 横江 13.5  
Chigaki 千垣 17.3  
Arimineguchi 有峰口 17.9   Toyama
Hongū 本宮 19.4  
Tateyama 立山 24.2 Tateyama Cable Car (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) Tateyama, Nakaniikawa

References[edit]

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