Kakogawa Line

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Kakogawa Line
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A Kakogawa Line train with artistic design by Tadanori Yokoo
Overview
Locale Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Kakogawa
Tanikawa
Stations21
Operation
Opened1913
Owner JR West
Rolling stock 103 series, 125 series
Technical
Line length48.5 km (30.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)

The Kakogawa Line (加古川線, Kakogawa-sen) is a railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), which connects the cities of Kakogawa and Tamba.

Contents

The 48.5 kilometres (30.1 mi) line begins at Kakogawa Station on the JR Kobe Line (Sanyō Main Line) and ends at Tanikawa Station on the Fukuchiyama Line.

History

The Banshu Railway opened the Kakogawa - Nishiwakishi section in 1913, and extended the line to Tanikawa in 1924. The company was nationalised in 1943.

Freight services ceased in 1986, and CTC signalling was commissioned on the entire line in 2004.

Former branches of the Kakogawa Line included the Takasago Line (connected at Kakogawa Station), the Miki Line (connected at Yakujin Station) and the Kajiya Line (connected at Nomura Station, i.e. present-day Nishiwakishi Station).

Stations

StationJapaneseDistance
(km)
TransfersLocation
Kakogawa 加古川0.0 JRW kinki-A.svg JR Kobe Line (Sanyō Main Line)
(Takasago Line - closed 1984)
Kakogawa Hyōgo
Prefecture
Hioka 日岡2.5 
Kanno 神野4.8 
Yakujin 厄神7.4(Miki Railway Miki Line - closed 2008)
Ichiba 市場11.5  Ono
Onomachi 小野町13.7 
Ao 粟生16.6 Hōjō Railway Line
Shintetsu Ao Line
Kawainishi 河合西19.2 
Aonogahara 青野ヶ原21.3 
Yashirochō 社町24.2  Katō
Takino 滝野27.3 
Taki 28.4 
Nishiwakishi 西脇市31.2(Kajiya Line - closed 1990) Nishiwaki
Shin-Nishiwaki 新西脇32.3 
Hie 比延34.6 
Nihon-heso-kōen 日本へそ公園36.1 
Kurodashō 黒田庄38.5 
Hon-Kuroda 本黒田42.0 
Funamachiguchi 船町口43.8 
Kugemura 久下村46.3  Tamba
Tanikawa 谷川48.5 JRW kinki-G.svg Fukuchiyama Line

Rolling stock

Former


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