Meitetsu Takehana Line

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Meitetsu Takehana Line
Minamijuku Sta.JPG
Minami-Juku Station
Overview
Owner Nagoya Railroad
Locale Kasamatsu
Gifu
Hashima
Termini Kasamatsu
Shin Hashima
Stations9
Website Takehana Line at Meitetsu
Service
TypeCommuter Rail
Daily ridership4,657 [1] (2008)
History
Opened1921
Technical
Line length10.3 km (6.40 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary 1500 V DC
Operating speed90 km/h (56 mph)

The Takehana Line (竹鼻線, Takehana-sen) is a Japanese railway line connecting Kasamatsu with Hashima within Gifu Prefecture. It is owned and operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

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History

What is today the Meitetsu Takehana Line started when Takehana Railroad (竹鼻鉄道, takehana tetsudō) opened the section of line from Shin-Kasamatsu (now Nishi-Kasamatsu) to Shin-Sakae (now Takehana) on June 25, 1921, electrified at 600 VDC. On April 1, 1929, the line was extended from Shin-Sakae to Ōsu (大須駅, ōsu eki). Takehana Railroad merged with Meitetsu, the present operator, on March 1, 1943.

The voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1962, and in 1982 the Hashima line opened. On October 1, 2001, the section of line between Egira Station and Ōsu Station closed.

Stations

It is described in conjunction with the Hashima line.

No.NameBetween (km)Distance (km)ConnectionsLocation
MSN-NH56.png Kasamatsu 笠松 -0.0Meitetsu: Nagoya Main Line Kasamatsu,
Hashima District
MSN-TH01.png Nishi-Kasamatsu 西笠松 0.90.9 
MSN-TH02.png Yanaizu 柳津 2.02.9  Gifu
MSN-TH03.png Minami-Juku 南宿 2.35.2  Hashima
MSN-TH04.png Suka 須賀 0.96.1 
MSN-TH05.png Fuwa-Ishiki 不破一色 0.97.0 
MSN-TH06.png Takehana 竹鼻 1.68.6 
MSN-TH07.png Hashimashiyakushomae 羽島市役所前 1.09.6 
MSN-TH08.png Egira 江吉良 0.710.3Meitetsu: Hashima Line (through service)

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References

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

  1. 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.