Meitetsu Nishio Line

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Meitetsu Nishio Line
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A Meitetsu 3500 series EMU crossing the Yonezu Bridge
Overview
Native name名鉄西尾線
Owner Meitetsu
Locale Anjō
Nishio
Termini Shin Anjō
Kira Yoshida
Stations14
Service
TypeCommuter rail
History
Opened1911
Technical
Line length24.7 km (15.35 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)

The Meitetsu Nishio Line (名鉄西尾線, Meitetsu Nishio-sen) [1] is a railway line operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, connecting Shin Anjō and Kira Yoshida. It originally included a branch from Nishio-guchi to Okazaki-shin on the Tokaido Main Line, which closed in 1962 (see History section below).

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Stations

No.StationDistance (km)LocalExpressLimited ExpressTransfersLocation
MSN-NH17.png Shin Anjō 新安城0.0 Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Anjō Aichi Prefecture
MSN-GN01.png Kita Anjō 北安城2.6 
MSN-GN02.png Minami Anjō 南安城4.0 
MSN-GN03.png Hekikai Furui 碧海古井5.7 
MSN-GN04.png Horiuchikōen 堀内公園6.7 
MSN-GN05.png Sakurai 桜井7.9 
MSN-GN06.png Minami Sakurai 南桜井9.5 
MSN-GN07.png Yonezu 米津11.6  Nishio
MSN-GN08.png Sakuramachi-mae 桜町前13.0 
MSN-GN09.png Nishioguchi 西尾口14.2 
MSN-GN10.png Nishio 西尾15.0 
MSN-GN11.png Fukuchi 福地17.4 
MSN-GN12.png Kami Yokosuka 上横須賀20.5 
MSN-GN13.png Kira Yoshida 吉良吉田24.7 Nagoya Railroad: Gamagōri Line

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History

The Nishio Railway opened the Okazaki-shin to (old) Nishio section in 1911 as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge line, and extended it to Kira Yoshida between 1915 and 1916. In 1926, the line was acquired by the Aichi Electric Railway, which between 1928 and 1929 converted the line to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge, electrified it at 600 V DC, and connected to the line from Shin Anjō (see below) at Nishio-guchi, abandoning the 762 mm gauge section between there and Kami Yokosuka. That company merged with Meitetsu in 1935.

In the meantime, the Hekikai Electric Railway opened the Shin Anjō to Yonezu section, electrified at 1,500 V DC, in 1926, and extended the line to Nishio in 1928, with a connection to Kami Yokosuka opening in 1930. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1944.

The section from Nishio-guchi to Okazaki-shin was closed between 1959 and 1962, with the voltage on the Nishio to Kira Yoshida section being raised to 1,500 V DC in 1960.

Former connecting lines

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Kira Yoshida Station Railway station in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Kira Yoshida Station is a railway station in the city of Nishio, Aichi, Japan, operated by Meitetsu.

Kita Anjō Station Railway station in Anjō, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Kita Anjō Station is a railway station in the city of Anjō, Aichi, Japan, operated by Meitetsu.

Minami Anjō Station Railway station in Anjō, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Minami Anjō Station is a railway station in the city of Anjō, Aichi, Japan, operated by Meitetsu.

Hekikai Furui Station Railway station in Anjō, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Hekikai Furui Station is a railway station in the city of Anjō, Aichi, Japan, operated by Meitetsu.

Horiuchikōen Station Railway station in Anjō, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Horiuchikōen Station is a railway station in the city of Anjō, Aichi, Japan, operated by Meitetsu.

Sakurai Station (Aichi) Railway station in Anjō, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Sakuramachi-mae Station Railway station in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Nishioguchi Station Railway station in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Nishio Station Railway station in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Kami Yokosuka Station Railway station in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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References

  1. 西尾線・蒲郡線 路線・駅情報 [Nishio and Gamagōri Line - Lines and Stations information] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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