Wakayama Line

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JR West 105 - Wakayama-Line.jpg
105 series EMU on the Wakayama Line
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Nara, Wakayama prefectures
Termini Ōji
Wakayama
Stations 36
Operation
Opening 1896
Owner JR West
Rolling stock 105 series, 103 series, 117 series, 221 series, 201 series EMUs
Technical
Line length 87.5 km (54.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Wakayama Line (和歌山線 Wakayama-sen?) is a railway line that links Nara Prefecture to Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Ōji Station on the Yamatoji Line to Wakayama Station on the Hanwa Line and Kisei Main Line, with through train service to JR Namba via the Yamatoji Line and to Nara via the Sakurai Line.

History[edit]

The Osaka Railway Co. opened the Oji - Takada section in 1891. The Minami Kazu Railway Co. opened the Takada - Yoshinoguchi section in 1896, and extended the line to Gojo in 1898, the same year the Kiwa Railway Co. opened the Gojo - Hashimoto section, extending it to Wakayama in 1900, the year the Osaka Railway Co. merged with the Kansai Railway Co.

In 1904 the Minami Kazu and Kiwa Railway Cos. merged with the Kansai Railway Co., which was nationalised in 1907.

CTC signalling was commissioned between Oji and Gojo in 1979, and extended to Wakayama in 1984, the year freight services ceased.

The line was electrified in 1980.

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Rapid
(orange)
Rapid
(green)
Transfers Location
Ōji 王寺 0.0 Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)
Kintetsu Ikoma Line, Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line (Shin-Ōji)
Oji, Kitakatsuragi District Nara
Hatakeda 畠田 2.6  
Shizumi 志都美 4.5   Kashiba
Kashiba 香芝 6.6 Kintetsu Osaka Line (Kintetsu Shimoda)
JR Goidō JR五位堂 8.7  
Takada 高田 11.5 Sakurai Line (Man-yō Mahoroba Line)
Kintetsu Osaka Line (Yamato-Takada)
Yamatotakada
Yamato-Shinjō 大和新庄 14.9   Katsuragi
Gose 御所 17.6 Kintetsu Gose Line (Kintetsu Gose Station) Gose
Tamade 玉手 19.4  
Wakigami 掖上 20.9  
Yoshinoguchi 吉野口 24.9 Kintetsu Yoshino Line
Kitauchi 北宇智 31.5   Gojo
Gojō 五条 35.4  
Yamato-Futami 大和二見 37.1  
Suda 隅田 41.1   Hashimoto Wakayama
Shimohyōgo 下兵庫 43.2  
Hashimoto 橋本 45.1 Nankai Koya Line
Kii-Yamada 紀伊山田 48.0  
Kōyaguchi 高野口 50.6  
Nakaiburi 中飯降 53.0   Katsuragi, Ito District
Myōji 妙寺 54.6  
Ōtani 大谷 56.7  
Kaseda 笠田 58.2  
Nishi-Kaseda 西笠田 61.3  
Nate 名手 63.2   Kinokawa
Kokawa 粉河 66.0  
Kii-Nagata 紀伊長田 67.2  
Uchita 打田 69.8  
Shimoisaka 下井阪 72.0  
Iwade 岩出 74.2   Iwade
Funato 船戸 75.3  
Kii-Ogura 紀伊小倉 77.6   Wakayama
Hoshiya 布施屋 79.9  
Senda 千旦 81.4  
Tainose 田井ノ瀬 82.9  
Wakayama 和歌山 87.5 Hanwa Line, Kisei Main Line
Wakayama Electric Railway Kishigawa Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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