Miyazu Line

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Miyazu Line
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Miyazu Line local train near Tango-Yura Station
Overview
Native name宮津線
Owner Kitakinki Tango Railway
Locale Kyoto, Hyōgo
Termini Nishi-Maizuru Station
Toyooka Station
Stations19
Service
Type Commuter rail line
Operator(s) Willer Trains
History
Opened1924
Technical
Line length83.6 km (51.9 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)

The Miyazu Line (宮津線, Miyazu-sen) is a railway line of the Kitakinki Tango Railway in Kyoto Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Trains on the line are operated by Willer Trains Inc. as part of its Kyoto Tango Railway system.

Contents

The Miyamai Line (宮舞線, Miyamai-sen) and the Miyatoyo Line (宮豊線, Miyatoyo-sen) are the aliases assigned by Willer Trains to the sections of the line.

History

A train at Amino station derailed by the 1927 North Tango earthquake KitaTango earthquake Amino Station.jpeg
A train at Amino station derailed by the 1927 North Tango earthquake

The Nishi-Maizuru - Miyazu section was opened in 1924 by the Japanese Government Railway, and extended west progressively, reaching Amino in 1926.

The Toyooka - Kumihama section opened in 1929, the Amino - Tango-Kanno section in 1931, and the line was completed in 1932 with the opening of the Kumihama - Tango-Kanno section

Freight services ceased in 1985, and in 1990 the Kitakinki Tango Railway commenced operating the line. It electrified the Amanohashidate - Miyazu section in 1996, enabling EMU services from the Miyafuku Line to service Amanohashidate Station.

On April 1, 2015, the train operation business of Kitakinki Tango Railway was transferred to Willer Trains, Inc., which named the railway system the Kyoto Tango Railway. [1] At this time, the nicknames Miyamai Line and Miyatoyo Line were assigned to the line. [2]

Former connecting lines

Route data

Station list

Legend: S - trains stop; | - trains pass

StationJapaneseDistance (km)RapidLimited ExpressTransfersLocation
Between
Stations
Total
Miyamai Line
Nishi-Maizuru 西舞鶴-0.0 JR West: Maizuru Line Maizuru Kyoto
Shisho 四所5.45.4 
Shinonome 東雲3.58.9 
Tango-Kanzaki 丹後神崎3.812.7 
Tango-Yura 丹後由良1.714.4  Miyazu
Kunda 栗田5.820.2 
Miyazu 宮津4.524.7S Miyafuku Line
Miyatoyo Line
Miyazu 宮津4.524.7S Miyafuku Line Miyazu Kyoto
Amanohashidate 天橋立4.429.1S 
Iwatakiguchi 岩滝口3.732.8| 
Yosano 与謝野2.935.7S  Yosano
Kyōtango-Ōmiya 京丹後大宮7.042.7S  Kyōtango
Mineyama 峰山5.648.3S 
Amino 網野7.255.5S 
Yūhigaura-Kitsu-onsen 夕日ヶ浦木津温泉5.661.1S 
Shōtenkyō 小天橋5.466.5| 
Kabutoyama かぶと山3.269.7| 
Kumihama 久美浜2.372.0SS 
Kōnotori-no-sato コウノトリの郷8.680.6||  Toyooka Hyōgo
Toyooka 豊岡3.083.6SSJR West: San'in Main Line

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References

  1. 小佐野カゲトシ (April 1, 2015). "ウィラー初の鉄道路線「京都丹後鉄道」スタート…北近畿タンゴ鉄道の運行引き継ぐ". Response (in Japanese). Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. Willer Group. "経営ビジョン" . Retrieved April 4, 2015.

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