Taita Line

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Taita Line
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A JR Central KiHa 75 series DMU on the Taita Line in March 2015
Overview
Native name太多線
StatusIn operation
Owner JR Central
Locale Gifu Prefecture
Termini Tajimi
Mino-Ōta
Stations8
Service
Type Regional rail
Operator(s)JR Central
Rolling stock KiHa 75 series DMU, KiHa 25 series DMU
History
Opened1926
Technical
Line length17.8 km (11.1 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterMostly urban with a few rural areas
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)

The Taita Line (太多線, Taita-sen) is a 17.8 km railway line in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). It connects Tajimi Station in the city of Tajimi via Kani to Mino-Ōta Station in Minokamo. The name of the line includes a kanji from each of the terminal stations.

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Operations

During the day, service operates at approximately 30 minute intervals. In addition to trains running between Tajimi and Mino-Ōta Stations, there are also trains that enter the Takayama Main Line and run through to Gifu Station. During weekday morning and evening rush hours and on Saturday mornings, a train serves commuters by going to Nagoya Station.

Stations

No.NameJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation
CI07 Tajimi 多治見0.0 Chūō Main Line Tajimi Gifu
CI06 Koizumi 小泉3.2 
CI05 Nemoto 根本4.8 
CI04 Hime 7.9 
CI03 Shimogiri 下切9.4  Kani
CI02 Kani 可児12.8 Meitetsu Hiromi Line (Shin Kani)
CI01 Mino Kawai 美濃川合15.4  Minokamo
CI00 Mino-Ōta 美濃太田17.8 Takayama Main Line
Nagaragawa Railway Etsumi-Nan Line

History

The line traces its origin to the Tōnō (Eastern Mino) line, an 11.9 km, 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge railway that opened in 1918. The section from Shin-Tajimi to Hiromi Station was nationalized in 1926, named the Taita Line, and regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), and extended to Mino-Ōta in 1928.

Passenger trains were replaced by DMUs in 1934, and steam locomotives ceased operating on the line in 1969. From 1 April 1987, with the privatization and division of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) into regional companies, the Taita Line became part of JR Central.

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1993.

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Koizumi Station is a railway station on the Taita Line in the city of Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company.

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Hime Station Railway station in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Hime Station is a railway station on the Taita Line in the city of Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company.

Shimogiri Station Railway station in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Shimogiri Station is a railway station on the Taita Line in the city of Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company.

Kani Station Railway station in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Kani Station is a railway station on the Taita Line in the city of Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company.

Mino-Kawai Station Railway station in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Mino-Kawai Station is a railway station on the Taita Line in the city of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company. This station is near the bank of the Kiso River, which the line crosses between this station and Kani Station.

Mino-Ōta Station Railway station in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

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