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|Locale||Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures|
|Termini|| Bitchū Kōjiro Station |
|Type||Commuter rail line|
|System||Hiroshima City Network (Karuga–Hiroshima)|
|Rolling stock||KiHa 120 series DMU, KiHa 40 series DMU|
|Line length||159.1 km (98.9 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Entire line single tracked|
|Character||Rural and urban|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (53 mph)|
The Geibi Line (芸備線, Geibi-sen) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in the mountainous area of the Chūgoku region in Japan. It begins at Bitchū Kōjiro Station on the west side of Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, connecting through Miyoshi Station in Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, and terminating at Hiroshima Station in Hiroshima. In addition to the Chūgoku Expressway, the Geibi Line is considered the main commuter and local rail line covering the route between northern Hiroshima Prefecture and the city of Hiroshima. The name of the line refers to the ancient provinces of Aki (安芸) (in Hiroshima Prefecture) and Bitchū (備中) (in Okayama Prefecture), which the line connects.
Since 2007, the ICOCA card can be used in all stations between Hiroshima Station and Karuga Station (stations in the Hiroshima City Network).
The majority of the line was out of service after a bridge was destroyed in the 2018 Japan floods. The entire line reopened in October 2019.
Listed in order from Bitchū Kōjiro Station to Hiroshima Station, though the chart shows through Niimi Station for convenience as most schedules show through Niimi and the train will indicate the last stop as Niimi.
|Hakubi Line||Niimi||新見||Kishin Line||Niimi||Okayama Prefecture|
|Bitchū Kōjiro||備中神代||0.0||Hakubi Line|
|Bingo Ochiai||備後落合||44.6||Kisuki Line|
The following diesel multiple unit (DMU) rolling stock operates on the Geibi Line.
The Geibi Line consists of the section opened by the Geibi Railway, which connected Hiroshima Station and Bingo Shōbara, the Shōbara Line between Bingo Shōbara and Bingo Ochiai which was partly built by the Geibi Railway and then nationalised and extended by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) and the Sanshin Line built by the JGR between Onuka and Bitchū Kōjiro. In 1936, the line between Hiroshima and Bitchū Kōjiro was completed, and the Geibi Railway was nationalised the following year, bringing the entire line under the control of the JGR. Opening dates for individual sections are given below.
Saijō was a town located in Hiba District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The site of a feudal castle from the Sengoku period, it was first incorporated as a town in 1898. It then went through several mergers with other towns and villages in the area before being incorporated itself into the city of Shōbara in March 2005. It is now a municipal division within Shōbara.
Niimi Station is a JR West station located in Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It offers connecting service to the Geibi, Hakubi, and Kishin Lines.
Yagami Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Yada, Tessei-chō, Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Sakane Station is a JR West Geibi Line station in Shimokōjiro, Shingō, Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Bitchū-Kōjiro Station is a JR West station located on the west side of Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It offers connecting service to the Geibi and Hakubi Lines.
Tōjō Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Kawatō, Tōjō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Bingo-Yawata Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Suga, Tōjō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Tickets are available at the nearby Suga Post Office.
Onuka Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Onuka, Tōjō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Onuka Station is a kantaku station.
Dōgoyama Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Kōo, Saijō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Bingo-Ochiai Station is a JR West Geibi and Kisuki Line station in Hattori, Saijō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Hibayama Station is a JR West Geibi station located in Ōya, Saijō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Bingo-Saijō Station is a JR West Geibi station located in Ōsa, Saijō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. While it was formerly an express train stop, there are currently no express trains operating east of Miyoshi Station.
Taka Station is a JR West Geibi station located in Taka-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Bingo-Shōbara Station is a JR West Geibi station located in 2-chōme, Nakamoto-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station was a stop for the former Chidori and Taishaku express trains from Miyoshi.
Bingo-Mikkaichi Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Uehara-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Shimowachi Station is railway station operated by West Japan Railway Company in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan.
Shiomachi Station is a JR West Geibi and Fukuen Line station located in Wachi-chō, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. This station should not be confused with other stations of similar-sounding name on the Geibi Line: Shimowachi, Shiwachi, and Shiwaguchi.
Kamisugi Station is a JR West Geibi and Fukuen Line station located in Takasugi-chō, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Miyoshi Station is a railway station in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company. Along with Niimi and Tsuyama Stations, Miyoshi is one of the major central region stations in the Chūgoku region of Japan.
Shimofukawa Station is a JR West Geibi Line station located in 5-chōme, Fukawa, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. This is the largest of the three Fukawa stations on the Geibi Line, and handles many trains daily.