Kajiya Line

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The Kajiya Line(鍛冶屋線,Kajiya-sen) was a railway line of West Japan Railway Company between Nishiwaki and Taka District all within Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The line closed on April 1, 1990.

West Japan Railway Company Japanese railway company

West Japan Railway Company, also referred to as JR-West, is one of the Japan Railways Group companies and operates in western Honshu. It has its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka.

Nishiwaki, Hyōgo City in Kansai, Japan

Nishiwaki is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was founded on April 1, 1952.

Taka District, Hyōgo district of Japan

Taka is a district in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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Stations

A KiHa 37 DMU at Nishiwaki Station on the Kajiya Line in December 1986 JNR Kiha 37 1001 at Nishiwaki Station 19861231.jpg
A KiHa 37 DMU at Nishiwaki Station on the Kajiya Line in December 1986
NameDistance
(km)
ConnectionsLocation
Nomura 1 野村 0.0 Kakogawa Line Nishiwaki Hyōgo
Nishiwaki 西脇 1.6 
Ichihara 市原 4.7 
Hayasu 羽安 7.0 
Sogai 曽我井 8.8  Naka 2
Nakamuramachi 中村町 10.9 
Kajiya 鍛冶屋 13.2 
Notes
1: Nomura Station was renamed Nishiwakishi Station upon closure of the Kajiya Line.
2: The former town of Naka became a part of the town of Taka in 2005.

History

The Banshū Railway(播州鉄道,Banshū Tetsudō) opened the line between 1913 and 1923. The railway was acquired by the Bantan Railway(播丹鉄道,Bantan Tetsudō) in 1923 and nationalised in 1943 together with other Bantan Railway lines, i.e. the Kakogawa Line, the Takasago Line, the Miki Line, and the Hōjō Line. [1]

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Under the operation of Japanese National Railways (JNR), freight services ceased in 1974. JR West succeeded the line in 1987 and closed it in 1990, concurrently with the Miyazu Line and the Taisha Line, as the last of 83 "specified local lines" selected for closure. [2]

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References

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

  1. Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編[Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 171. ISBN   4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. "JNR/JR 25年の大アルバム". Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). No. 390. Koyusha. October 1993. p. 50.