Suzuka Line

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Suzuka Line
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Local bound for Hiratachō
Overview
Locale Suzuka
Termini Ise-Wakamatsu
Hiratachō
Stations5
Service
Type Commuter rail
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
History
OpenedDecember 20, 1925
Technical
Line length8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification Overhead, 1,500 V DC
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

Contents

All lines are Kintetsu
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Yanagi
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Suzukashi
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Hiratachō
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The Suzuka Line (鈴鹿線, Kintetsu Suzuka-sen) is a railway line of the Japanese private railway company Kintetsu Railway, connecting Ise-Wakamatsu Station (Suzuka, Mie) and Hiratachō Station (Suzuka, Mie Prefecture) in Japan.

The line connects with the Nagoya Line at Ise-Wakamatsu Station.

Students and factory workers make up the majority of the line's ridership and trains are generally only crowded during rush hour.

History

Kambe Line

The Suzuka Line was originally built by Ise Electric Railway (Iseden) in the 1920s and was known as the Iseden Kambe Line (伊勢電神戸線, Iseden Kambe-sen)) and for many years the track ended at Ise-Kambe Station (what is now Suzukashi Station). Steam locomotives were used on the line for its first two years of operation but were soon replaced when the line was electrified in 1927. Though the line was built by Iseden, ownership of the Kambe Line was passed between various railway companies during the late 1930s and early 1940s due to many mergers occurring within the Japanese private railway industry at that time. It came under the ownership of Kintetsu in 1944.

Kintetsu made some improvements to the line in the late 1950s and 1960s. The track gauge on the line, originally 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) was widened to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) so that it could connect directly with the Nagoya Line, also widened to 1,435 mm at that time. A few years later, the line was extended, two new stations were built, and Hiratachō Station became the new terminus. It was at this time that the line received its current name.

Timeline

Service

 LO  Local (普通; futsū)

Arrow Blue Up 001.jpeg For Wakamatsu
Arrow Blue Down 001.jpeg For Hiratachō
(Locals stop at every station.)
(Trains run twice per hour during the day, four times per hour in the mornings and evenings.)


 EX  Express (急行; kyūkō)

Arrow Blue Up 001.jpeg For Yokkaichi
Arrow Blue Down 001.jpeg For Hiratachō
(Stops at every station on the Suzuka Line.)
(Trains run once a day in the morning on weekdays.)

Stations

Legend
Trains stop here
No.StationDist (km)ConnectionsLOEXLocation
 L29  Ise-Wakamatsu 伊勢若松0.0 Kintetsu : Nagoya Line Suzuka Mie
Prefecture
 L30  Yanagi 2.2
 L31  Suzukashi 鈴鹿市4.1
 L32  Mikkaichi 三日市6.2
 L33  Hiratachō 平田町8.2

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