Iga Railway Iga Line

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Iga Railway Iga Line
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Iga Railway Line 200 series
Overview
Other name(s)Ninja Line
Native name伊賀鉄道伊賀線
Type Regional rail
Locale Mie
Termini Iga-Ueno
Iga-Kambe
Operation
Owner Iga City
Operator(s)Iga Railway
Technical
Line length16.6 km (10.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed65 km/h (40 mph)

The Iga Line(伊賀線,Iga-sen) is a railway line in Iga, Mie, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Iga Railway Co., Ltd.(伊賀鉄道株式会社,Iga-tetsudō kabushiki-gaisha). The line connects Iga-Ueno Station with Iga-Kambe Station. The track and trains are owned by Kintetsu Railway, although the trains are operated by Iga Railway. It is also referred to as the Ninja Line(忍者線).

Iga, Mie City in Kansai, Japan

Iga is a city located in central Kii Peninsula, in the mountainous western Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 95,137.

Iga-Ueno Station railway station in Iga, Mie prefecture, Japan

Iga-Ueno Station is a train station in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West).

Iga-Kambe Station railway station in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Iga-Kambe Station is a joint-use railway station on the Osaka Line and the Iga Railway Iga Line in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu.

Contents

Stations

All stations are in Iga, Mie.

Station nameJapaneseDistance (km between stations)Distance (km)Transfers
Iga-Ueno 伊賀上野-0.0 Kansai Main Line
Nii 新居0.80.8 
Nishi-Ōte 西大手2.53.3 
Uenoshi (Ninja City) 上野市(忍者市)0.63.9 
Hirokōji 広小路0.54.4 
Kayamachi 茅町0.65.0
Kuwamachi 桑町0.85.8 
Shijuku 四十九0.76.5 
Idamichi 猪田道1.58.0 
Ichibe 市部1.29.2 
Inako 依那古1.410.6 
Maruyama 丸山1.311.9 
Uebayashi 上林1.113.0 
Hido 比土2.615.6 
Iga-Kambe 伊賀神戸1.016.6 Kintetsu Osaka Line

Rolling stock

Tokyu 1000 series Japanese train type

The Tokyu 1000 series is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation on the Tokyu Ikegami and Tokyu Tamagawa lines in Japan since 1988.

200 series

The Iga Railway operates five two-car 200 series EMUs formed from ten former Tokyu 1000 series cars purchased between 2009 and 2012. [2]

Formations

DesignationMcTc
NumberingMo 20xKu 10x

Car identities

The former identities of the fleet are as shown below. [2]

Set No.Car No.Tokyu numbering
201Mo 201DeHa 1311
Ku 101KuHa 1010
202Mo 202DeHa 1310
Ku 102KuHa 1011
203Mo 203DeHa 1406
Ku 103KuHa 1106
204Mo 204DeHa 1206
Ku 104KuHa 1006
205Mo 205DeHa 1306
Ku 105DeHa 1356

History

The original Iga Railway opened the 26 km 1,067 mm gauge line between Iga-Ueno on the Kansai Main Line and Nishi-Nabari on 18 July 1922. [3] The line was electrified at 600 V DC on 25 May 1926. [3] The company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway on 31 March 1929. [3]

Kansai Main Line railway line in Japan

The Kansai Main Line is a railway line in Japan, which connects Nagoya Station with JR Namba Station in Osaka. It is jointly run by the Central Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company, with the boundary between both companies being located at Kameyama Station in Kameyama, Mie.

The Iga-Kambe to Nishi-Nabari section closed in 1964. [3]

Operation of the line was transferred to the (new) Iga Railway on 1 October 2007. [3]

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References

  1. 東急電鉄1000系が伊賀鉄道に入線[Tokyu 1000 series arrive on Iga Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 50 no. 585. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. January 2010. p. 66.
  2. 1 2 Kubo, Toshi (July 2017). 東京メトロ日比谷線-4[Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line - 4]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 675. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 125–126.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 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. 125. ISBN   978-4-7770-1336-4.