Kisuki Line

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Kisuki Line
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KiHa 120 DMUs on the Kisuki Line in April 2012
Overview
Native name木次線
StatusIn operation
Owner JR West
Locale Shimane and Hiroshima Prefectures
Termini Shinji
Bingo Ochiai
Stations18
Service
Type Regional rail
Operator(s)JR West
Rolling stock KiHa 120 series DMU
History
Opened1932
Technical
Line length81.9 km (50.9 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterRural
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed75 km/h (47 mph)
Route map
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0.0 Shinji
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3.6 Minami Shinji
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8.7 Kamonaka
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11.8 Hataya
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13.9 Izumo Daitō
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17.5 Minami Daitō
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21.1 Kisuki
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24.8 Hinobori
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31.5 Shimokuno
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37.4 Izumo Yashiro
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41.5 Izumo Minari
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45.9 Kamedake
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52.3 Izumo Yokota
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56.3 Yakawa
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63.3 Izumo Sakane
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69.7 Miinohara
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75.3 Yuki
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81.9 Bingo Ochiai
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The Kisuki Line (木次線, Kisuki-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The 81.9 km (50.9 mi) line connects Shinji in Matsue, Shimane with Bingo Ochiai in Shōbara, Hiroshima.

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Stations

StationJapaneseBetween (km)Distance (km)ConnectionsLocation
Shinji 宍道-0.0 JRW san-D.svg Sanin Main Line Matsue Shimane Prefecture
Minami Shinji 南宍道3.63.6 
Kamonaka 加茂中5.18.7  Unnan
Hataya 幡屋3.111.8 
Izumo Daitō 出雲大東2.113.9 
Minami Daitō 南大東3.617.5 
Kisuki 木次3.621.1 
Hinobori 日登3.724.8 
Shimokuno 下久野6.731.5 
Izumo Yashiro 出雲八代5.937.4  Okuizumo
Nita District
Izumo Minari 出雲三成4.141.5 
Kamedake 亀嵩4.445.9 
Izumo Yokota 出雲横田6.452.3 
Yakawa 八川4.056.3 
Izumo Sakane 出雲坂根7.063.3 
Miinohara 三井野原6.469.7 
Yuki 油木5.675.3  Shōbara Hiroshima Prefecture
Bingo Ochiai 備後落合6.681.9 JRW hiro-P.svg Geibi Line

Rolling stock

History

The line opened on 18 December 1932, operating between Kisuki and Izumo Minari. [1] This was extended northward to Shinji on 1 August 1934, and southward to Yakawa on 20 November 1934, with the entire line between Shinji and Bingo Ochiai completed on 12 December 1937, including a switch-back at Izumo Sakane. [1]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the line was transferred to the control of JR West. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 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. 100. ISBN   4-533-02980-9.