Jōhana Line

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Jōhana Line
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A diesel-hauled freight train on the Johana Line, August 2009
Overview
StatusIn operation
Owner JR West
Locale Toyama Prefecture
Termini Takaoka
Jōhana
Stations14
Service
Type Regional rail
Operator(s)JR West
Rolling stock KiHa 40 series DMU
History
Opened1897
Technical
Line length29.9 km (18.6 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterRural
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map
Map JR Jouhana Line linemap.svg
Map

The Jōhana Line (城端線, Jōhana-sen) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It connects Takaoka with Johana.

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Route data

Stations

NameJapaneseBetween
(km)
Distance
(km) [1]
TransfersLocation
Takaoka 高岡-0.0 Himi Line, Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, Manyosen Takaoka Toyama
Shin-Takaoka 新高岡1.81.8 Hokuriku Shinkansen
Futatsuka 二塚1.53.3 
Hayashi 1.34.6 
Toide 戸出2.77.3 
Aburaden 油田3.410.7  Tonami
Tonami 砺波2.613.3 
Higashi-Nojiri 東野尻5.215.5 
Takagi 高儀1.517.0  Nanto
Fukuno 福野2.419.4 
Higashi-Ishiguro 東石黒2.622.0 
Fukumitsu 福光2.724.7 
Etchū-Yamada 越中山田2.827.5 
Jōhana 城端2.429.9 

History

The line was opened in 1897[ citation needed ] by the Chūetsu Railway (中越鉄道) as the Chūetsu Line (中越線) between Fushiki (on the present-day Himi Line) and Jōhana via Takaoka. [2] The line was nationalised on 1 September 1920. [2] The Chūetsu Line was renamed the Jōhana Line from 1 August 1942 following the incorporation of the Fushiki to Takaoka section into the Himi Line. [2]

CTC signalling was commissioned over the entire line in 1983.[ citation needed ]

From 1 April 1987, with the privatization of JNR, the Jōhana Line came under the control of West Japan Railway Company (JR West). [2]

On 14 March 2015, Shin-Takaoka station opened on the line to coincide with the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kanazawa Station. [3]

Former connecting lines

See also

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References

  1. JTB Timetable March 2015 issue p. 495
  2. 1 2 3 4 Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編[Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. I. Japan: JTB. p. 92. ISBN   4-533-02980-9.
  3. "ダイヤ改正 城端線始発砺波から" [A change in timetable, starting from Tonami Station on the Jōhana Line]. Yomiuri Shimbun. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. 加越能鉄道加越線 Retrieved 18 July 2018 (in Japanese)