Nagoya Line (Kintetsu)

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Nagoya Line
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21010 series EMU for Limited Express trains
Overview
Locale
Termini Kintetsu-Nagoya
Ise-Nakagawa
Service
Type
Technical
Line length78.8 km (49.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Old gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
(until 1959)
Electrification
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph)

The Nagoya Line (名古屋線, Nagoya-sen) is a railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a Japanese private railway company, connecting Nagoya and Ise Nakagawa Station in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture via Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Suzuka, Tsu municipalities along the Ise Bay. The official starting-point of the line is Ise-Nakagawa and the terminus is Nagoya; however, operationally trains run "down" from and "up" towards Nagoya.

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The line approximately parallels the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) Kansai Main Line, the Ise Railway Ise Line, and the JR Central Kisei Main Line, and all three offer rapid services from Nagoya to Ise.

At Ise-Nakagawa, the line has connections to the Osaka Line to Uehommachi and Kintetsu Namba Stations of downtown Osaka, and to the Yamada Line to Ujiyamada Station and beyond Toba Station on the Toba Line and Kashikojima Station of the Shima Line, to provide touristic access to scenic Shima Peninsula and Ise Shrine.

Services

 LO  Local (普通; futsū)
Trains stop at every station.

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Shiratsuka, Yokkaichi, Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Tomiyoshi, Yokkaichi, Shiratsuka, Ise-Nakagawa


 SE  Semi-Express (準急; junkyū)

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Tomiyoshi, Yokkaichi


 EX  Express (急行; kyūkō)

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Ise-Nakagawa, Matsusaka, Ujiyamada, Toba


 LE  Limited Express (特急; tokkyū)
Seat reservations and limited express fee required.

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Ōsaka Namba; via Nabari and Yamato-Yagi (Kashihara)
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Ujiyamada, Toba, Kashikojima


 NS  Non-stop Limited Express (ノンストップ特急; nonsutoppu tokkyū)
Trains for Ōsaka Namba run hourly. Trains for Kashikojima run once a day on weekends. Seat reservations and limited express fee required.

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Ōsaka Namba
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Kashikojima


 SV  Premium Express Shimakaze (しまかぜ; Shimakaze) [1]
Trains for Kashikojima run once a day except on Wednesday with some exceptions. :(Seat reservations, limited express fee and special vehicle fee required.

Arrow Blue Up 001.svg For Nagoya
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg For Kashikojima

Stations

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Trains stop here sometimes
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No.StationDistance (km)TransfersLOSEEXLENSSVLocation
 E01  Kintetsu-Nagoya 近鉄名古屋0.0 Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Main Line, Chūō Main Line, Kansai Main Line
Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Higashiyama Line, Sakura-dōri Line
Aonami Line
Nakamura-ku, Nagoya Aichi Prefecture
 E02  Komeno 米野1.1|||||
 E03  Kogane 黄金2.1|||||
 E04  Kasumori 烏森2.8|||||
 E05  Kintetsu-Hatta 近鉄八田3.8 Kansai Main Line
Higashiyama Line
|||||
 E06  Fushiya 伏屋6.4||||| Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya
 E07  Toda 戸田8.4|||||
 E08  Kintetsu-Kanie 近鉄蟹江9.7||| Kanie
 E09  Tomiyoshi 富吉12.1||||
 E10  Sakogi 佐古木13.7|||| Yatomi
 E11  Kintetsu-Yatomi 近鉄弥富16.1 Kansai Main Line
Meitetsu Bisai Line
|||
 E12  Kintetsu-Nagashima 近鉄長島19.5|||| Kuwana Mie Prefecture
 E13  Kuwana 桑名23.7 Kansai Main Line
Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line
Sangi Railway Hokusei Line
||
 E14  Masuo 益生24.8||||
 E15  Ise-Asahi 伊勢朝日27.4|||| Asahi
 E16  Kawagoe Tomisuhara 川越富洲原30.0|||| Kawagoe
 E17  Kintetsu-Tomida 近鉄富田31.6 Sangi Railway Sangi Line||| Yokkaichi
 E18  Kasumigaura 霞ヶ浦33.5||||
 E19  Akuragawa 阿倉川34.6||||
 E20  Kawaramachi 川原町35.7||||
 E21  Kintetsu-Yokkaichi 近鉄四日市36.9 Yunoyama Line
Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway Utsube Line
Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway Hachiōji Line
|
 E22  Shinshō 新正38.1 ||||
 E23  Miyamado 海山道39.6||||
 E24  Shiohama 塩浜40.8|||
 E25  Kita-Kusu 北楠42.6||||
 E26  Kusu 44.2||||
 E27  Nagonoura 長太ノ浦45.6|||| Suzuka
 E28  Mida 箕田47.0||||
 E29  Ise-Wakamatsu 伊勢若松48.3 Suzuka Line |||
 E30  Chiyozaki 千代崎50.1||||
 E31  Shiroko 白子52.9||
 E32  Tsuzumigaura 鼓ヶ浦54.1||||
 E33  Isoyama 磯山56.0||||
 E34  Chisato 千里57.9|||| Tsu
 E35  Toyotsu-Ueno 豊津上野59.8||||
 E36  Shiratsuka 白塚61.7||||
 E37  Takadahonzan 高田本山64.1||||
 E38  Edobashi 江戸橋65.3|||
 E39  Tsu 66.5 Kisei Main Line
Ise Railway Ise Line
|
 E40  Tsu-shimmachi 津新町68.8|||
 E41  Minamigaoka 南が丘71.5|||
 E42  Hisai 久居74.0||
 E43  Momozono 桃園75.5|||
 E61  Ise-Nakagawa 伊勢中川78.8 Osaka Line, Yamada Line || Matsusaka

History

The first section, between Shiroko and Takadahonzan, was opened in 1915 by an independent railway operator Ise Electric Railway (伊勢電気鉄道, Ise Denki Testudō) with rail gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). The line was extended to Tsu-shinmachi and Kusu in 1917, and to (now) Kintetsu-Yokkaichi in 1922, the line being electrified at 1500 VDC in 1926. It was extended as an electrified line to Kuwana in 1929, and to Ise-Nakagawa the following year.

In 1936 the line was acquired by the Sangu Express Railway Co., which duplicated the Kuwana - Kusu section in 1938, the year that the Kansai Express Railway Co. opened the Nagoya - Kuwana section as electrified dual track.

In 1940 the Sangū Kyūkō Electric Railway (参宮急行電鉄, Sangū Kyukō Dentetsu) merged with the Kansai Express Railway Co., a predecessor of Kintetsu.

The Kusu - Hisai section was duplicated between 1937 and 1955, and the dual tracking of the line was completed in 1972 with duplication of the Hisai - Ise-Nakagawa section.

Gauge conversion

After the acquisition of a 1435mm connection to Osaka, Kintetsu passengers to that destination needed to change trains due to the difference of gauges. In 1959 the disastrous Ise-wan Typhoon destroyed the line and Kintetsu decided to convert to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) gauge (standard gauge) with the reconstruction, the standard of the company to enable direct operation between Osaka and Nagoya. Today a number of Limited Express trains between Osaka and Nagoya, and between Nagoya and Ise and Shima area are operated.

Former connecting lines

Proposed connecting line

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References

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

  1. "Archived copy" 近畿日本鉄道|観光特急しまかぜのご案内. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-04-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - Kintetsu. (in Japanese)