Obama Line

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Obama Line
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An Obama Line 125 series train at Wakasa-Hongō Station
Overview
Locale Fukui Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture
Termini Tsuruga Station
Higashi-Maizuru Station
Stations24
Daily ridership1,078 passengers per km per day (FY2014) [1]
Operation
Opened1917
Owner JR West
Rolling stock 125 series
Technical
Line length84.3 km (52.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)

The Obama Line (小浜線, Obama-sen) is a railway line on the Sea of Japan coast of central Japan. It is operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Contents

The 84.3-kilometre (52.4 mi) long single track railway connects Tsuruga Station on the Hokuriku Main Line in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture and Higashi-Maizuru Station on the Maizuru Line in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture. The city of Obama and the towns of Mihama, Wakasa, Ōi and Takahama are located in the central section of the line.

History

The Tsuruga - Tomura section opened in 1917, and the line was then extended westward to Obama in 1918, Wakasa-Takahama in 1921 and connected to the Maizuru Line at Higashi-Maizuru the following year.

Freight services between Tsuruga and Mitsumatsu ceased in 1997.

The line was electrified on March 15, 2003.

Stations

NameDistance (km)RapidTransfersLocation
Between
stations
Total
Tsuruga 敦賀-0.0 A  B  Hokuriku Main Line Tsuruga Fukui
Nishi-Tsuruga 西敦賀3.33.3 
Awano 粟野4.47.7 
Higashi-Mihama 東美浜5.012.7  Mihama,
Mikata District
Mihama 美浜5.217.9 
Kiyama 気山3.521.4  Wakasa,
Mikatakaminaka District
Mikata 三方3.324.7 
Fujii 藤井2.627.3 
Tomura 十村2.029.3 
Ōtoba 大鳥羽4.033.3 
Wakasa-Arita 若狭有田2.135.4 
Kaminaka 上中3.438.8 
Shin-Hirano 新平野4.543.3  Obama
Higashi-Obama 東小浜2.946.2 
Obama 小浜3.349.5 
Seihama 勢浜3.753.2  
Kato 加斗4.057.2  
Wakasa-Hongō 若狭本郷4.661.8   Ōi, Ōi District
Wakasa-Wada 若狭和田3.965.7   Takahama, Ōi District
Wakasa-Takahama 若狭高浜3.268.9  
Mitsumatsu 三松2.571.4  
Aonogō 青郷2.173.5  
Matsunoodera 松尾寺4.778.2   Maizuru, Kyoto
Higashi-Maizuru 東舞鶴6.184.3  L  Maizuru Line

Rolling stock

The line uses single-car 125 series EMU cars, sometimes substituted by 521 series EMU cars.

Former

See also

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References

  1. 区間別平均通過人員および旅客運輸収入(平成26年度) [Average passenger figures and revenue by line (Fiscal 2014)](PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 2015. p. 56. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-01-09. Retrieved 17 October 2015.