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A Kakogawa Line train with artistic design by Tadanori Yokoo
|Termini|| Kakogawa |
|Rolling stock||103 series, 125 series|
|Line length||48.5 km (30.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead|
|Operating speed||85 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.
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.
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).
(Takasago Line - closed 1984)
|Yakujin||厄神||7.4||(Miki Railway Miki Line - closed 2008)|
|Ao||粟生||16.6|| Hōjō Railway Line |
Shintetsu Ao Line
|Nishiwakishi||西脇市||31.2||(Kajiya Line - closed 1990)||Nishiwaki|
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