Taisha Line (JR West)

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Preserved Taisha Station building

The Taisha Line(大社線,Taisha-sen) was a railway line of West Japan Railway Company (JR West) within Izumo, Shimane, Japan. The line closed on April 1, 1990.

West Japan Railway Company Japanese railway company

West Japan Railway Company, also referred to as JR-West, is one of the Japan Railways Group companies and operates in western Honshu. It has its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka.

Izumo, Shimane City in Chūgoku, Japan

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History

The line was opened by the Japanese Government Railways in 1912. Freight services ceased in 1974, and the line was closed in 1990.

The former Taisha Station has been preserved and now serves as a museum. It was certified as an Important Cultural Asset in 2004. It is the only remaining station of the former JR Taisha Line, the other two having been demolished and built over since the closure of the line.

Stations

NameDistance
(km)
ConnectionsLocation
Izumoshi 出雲市0.0 Sanin Main Line Izumo, Shimane
Izumo-Takamatsu 出雲高松 3.5 
Arakaya 荒茅 5.0 
Taisha 大社 7.5 

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References

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