Meitetsu Inuyama Line

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Meitetsu Inuyama Line
Meitetsu 1000 Series EMU 036.JPG
A Meitetsu 1000 series EMU on Inuyama Bridge
Native name名鉄犬山線
Owner Meitetsu
Locale Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture
Termini Shimo-Otai (Biwajima Junction)
Type Commuter rail
Daily ridership57,443 [1] (FY2008)
Line length26.8 km (16.65 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed110 km/h (68 mph)

The Meitetsu Inuyama Line (名鉄犬山線, Meitetsu Inuyama-sen) is a 26.8 km Japanese railway line operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu), which connects Biwajima Junction in Kiyosu, Aichi with Shin-Unuma Station in Kakamigahara, Gifu. Together with the Kakamigahara Line, the line forms an alternate route of the Nagoya Main Line between Higashi-Biwajima and Meitetsu Gifu.



Local (普通, futsū) (L)
Semi-Express (準急, junkyū) (S)
Express (急行, kyūkō) (E)
Rapid Express (快速急行, kaisoku kyūkō) (R)
Limited Express (特急, tokkyū) (LE)
Rapid Limited Express (快速特急, kaisoku tokkyū) (RL)
μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ, myū sukai) (MU)

All trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass stations marked "|". Some trains stop at "▲".

Biwajima Junction枇杷島分岐点-||||||| Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Kiyosu Aichi
Shimo-Otai 下小田井1.0|||||
Naka-Otai 中小田井2.4||||| Nishi-ku, Nagoya
Kami-Otai 上小田井3.5||| Nagoya Subway: Tsurumai Line (T01)

Tokai Transport Service Johoku Line (Otai)

Nishiharu 西春5.9||| Kitanagoya
Tokushige-Nagoya-Geidai 徳重・名古屋芸大7.3||||||
Taisanji 大山寺8.1|||||| Iwakura
Iwakura 岩倉9.7
Ishibotoke 石仏11.8|||||
Hotei 布袋14.2||| Kōnan
Kōnan 江南16.2
Kashiwamori 柏森19.0 Fusō
Fusō 扶桑21.2|||
Kotsuyōsui 木津用水22.6|||||
Inuyamaguchi 犬山口24.0||||| Inuyama
Inuyama 犬山24.9 Meitetsu Komaki Line
Meitetsu Hiromi Line
Inuyama-Yūen 犬山遊園26.1
Shin-Unuma 新鵜沼26.8 Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line
Takayama Main Line
Kakamigahara Gifu


Kisogawa combined rail and road bridge in 1996 Inuyamabashi-Bridge.jpg
Kisogawa combined rail and road bridge in 1996

The Nagoya Electric Railway (later Meitetsu) opened the Biwajima to Iwakura section, as an interurban electrified at 600 V DC, in 1910. The line was extended to Inuyama in 1912 built with double tracks. In 1922, the Biwajima to Iwakura section was double-tracked, and in 1926, the line was extended as dual track to Shin-Unuma, including a combined rail and road bridge over the Kisogawa.

In 1948, the voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC, and in 1993 through services commenced on the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line. The road utilising the Kisogawa rail bridge was diverted onto its own bridge in 2000, ending the last such combined bridge usage in Japan.

Former connecting lines

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