Tawaramoto Line

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Tawaramoto Line
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Overview
Native name田原本線
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Line number  I  
Locale
Termini Nishi-Tawaramoto Station
Shin-Ōji Station
Stations8
Service
Type Commuter rail
System Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
History
OpenedApril 26, 1918;102 years ago (1918-04-26)
Technical
Track length10.1 km (6.3 mi)
CharacterCommuter rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed65 km/h (40 mph)
Route map
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0.0I36 Nishi-Tawaramoto
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2.0I37 Kuroda
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3.0I38 Tajima
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4.5I39 Hashio
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6.1I40 Ikebe
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7.1I41 Samitagawa
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8.2I42 Ōwada
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The Tawaramoto Line (田原本線, Tawaramoto sen) is a railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a Japanese private railway company, connecting Ōji Station (Nara) (Ōji, Nara Prefecture) and Nishi-Tawaramoto Station (Tawaramoto, Nara Prefecture) in Japan.

The line does not connect directly with other Kintetsu Lines, however both terminals are located within walking distance of nearby Kintetsu stations on other lines.

History

The Yamato Railway Co. opened the Shin-Oji - Nishi-Tawaramoto section in 1918 as a 1067mm gauge line, extending the line to Sakurai on current Kintetsu Osaka Line in 1923. Services on the Nishi-Tawaramoto - Sakurai section ceased in 1944 as a war-time austerity measure, with the section formally closing in 1958. The right-of-way for this section was subsequently converted to a road, as Nara Prefectural Route 14.

The Shin-Oji - Nishi-Tawaramoto section was regauged to 1435mm and electrified at 600 VDC in 1948, and the company merged with Kintetsu in 1964. The line voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1969.

Stations

No.StationDistance
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ConnectionsLocation
I36 Nishi-Tawaramoto
西田原本
0.0 Kashihara Line (B36: Tawaramoto Station) Tawaramoto, Shiki Nara
I37 Kuroda
黒田
2.0
I38 Tajima
但馬
3.0 Miyake, Shiki
I39 Hashio
箸尾
4.5 Kōryō, Kitakatsuragi
I40 Ikebe
池部
6.1 Kawai, Kitakatsuragi
I41 Samitagawa
佐味田川
7.1
I42 Ōwada
大輪田
8.2 
I43 Shin-Ōji
新王寺
10.1 Ikoma Line (G28: Ōji Station)
West Japan Railway Company: Yamatoji Line, Wakayama Line (Ōji Station)
Ōji, Kitakatsuragi


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