Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line

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Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line
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Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line
Overview
Native name近江鉄道八日市線
Termini Yōkaichi
Ōmi-Hachiman
Stations7
Service
Type Commuter rail
Operator(s) Ohmi Railway
History
Opened1913 (1913)
Technical
Line length9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC

The Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line (近江鉄道八日市線, Ōmi Tetsudō Yōkaichi-sen) is a regional railway line in Shiga Prefecture operated by Ohmi Railway.

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The line is 9.3 km long, connecting Yōkaichi on the Main Line in Higashiōmi to Ōmi-Hachiman on the JR West Biwako Line in Omihachiman.

In addition to local shuttle trains, the Yōkaichi Line trains include Rapid Service that connects Yōkaichi and Ōmi-Hachiman nonstop, and through trains to the Main Line to Maibara or Kibukawa.

History

The Hunan Railway Co. opened the line in 1913, and merged with the Ohmi Railway Co. in 1944.

The line was electrified at 1500 VDC in 1946.

Former connecting lines

Stations

Rapid Service: + = stop; - = pass;
Local trains make all stops
StationDistance (km)RapidConnectionsLocation
Yōkaichi 0.0+ Ohmi Railway: Main Line Higashiōmi Shiga Prefecture
Shin-Yōkaichi 0.6- 
Tarōbōgū-mae 1.3- 
Ichinobe 3.0- 
Hirata 5.0- 
Musa 6.5+  Ōmihachiman
Ōmi-Hachiman 9.3+ JR West: Tōkaidō Main Line (Biwako Line)

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