Wadamisaki Line

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Wadamisaki Line
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A Wadamisaki Line 103 series train at July 2017
Overview
Owner JR West
Locale Hyōgo
Termini Hyōgo
Wadamisaki
Stations2
Service
Typecommuter rail
SystemUrban Network
Rolling stock 103 series
207 series(under substitution)
History
Opened8 July 1890
Technical
Line length2.7 km (1.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map
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Dentetsu Hyōgo 1910–1968
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0.0 Hyōgo Station
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Hanshin Expressway Kobe Route 3
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1.0Shinkawa Signal
1911–1930
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Hyōgo Kaigan Line
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1.3Shinkawa Freight Yard
-1911
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Wada Swing Bridge
Hyōgo Canal
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1.6Kanebomae
-1962
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2.7 Wadamisaki
1945?–
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The Wadamisaki Line (和田岬線, Wadamisaki-sen) is an unofficial name for the spur line of the Sanyō Main Line, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and connecting Hyogo on the main line and Wadamisaki.

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Operation

The 2.7-kilometre (1.7 mi) line has only two stops, and only operates during morning and evening, and mainly serves commuters to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Electric factories in the Wadamisaki industrial area of Kobe.

Although the line is officially part of the Sanyo Main Line, there is no regular through service between the branch and the main line, and Wadamisaki Branch trains depart from a separate platform at Hyogo. Because the line has no intermediate station and Wadamisaki Station is unmanned, all fare collection is conducted at Hyogo. The line makes just two daily roundtrips on weekends, with additional trips for events at Noevir Stadium, the home stadium of J-League club Vissel Kobe.

Stations

StationDistanceConnectionsLocation
Hyōgo 兵庫0.0 km JRW kinki-A.svg Sanyo Main Line (JR Kobe Line) (JR-A64) Hyogo-ku, Kobe
Wadamisaki 和田岬2.7 km Subway KobeKaigan.svg Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line (K06)

Rolling stock

DE10 locomotive-hauled train at Hyogo in 1993 JRW-WadamisakiLine-PCtrain.jpg
DE10 locomotive-hauled train at Hyogo in 1993

Current

Former

History

The line was opened on 8 July 1890, and electrified in 2001.

There is also a spur to the now-defunct Hyōgo Kaigan Line (operated 1910–1984) about 1 km away from Hyōgo Station and a link to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipbuilding facility at Kobe Shipyard just after Wadamisaki Station.

Coordinates: 34°39′35.2″N135°10′5.6″E / 34.659778°N 135.168222°E / 34.659778; 135.168222

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