Wakayama Line

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Wakayama Line
JRW kinki-T.svg
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227-1000 series at Ōji Station
Overview
Owner JR West
Locale Nara, Wakayama prefectures
Termini Ōji
Wakayama
Stations36
Service
Type Heavy rail
Rolling stock 201 series, 221 series, 227-1000 series EMUs
History
Opened1896
Technical
Line length87.5 km (54.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)

The Wakayama Line (和歌山線, Wakayama-sen) is a railway line that links Nara Prefecture to Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Ōji Station on the Yamatoji Line to Wakayama Station on the Hanwa Line and Kisei Main Line, with through train service to JR Namba via the Yamatoji Line and to Nara via the Sakurai Line.

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Stations

StationJapaneseDistance (km)Rapid
(orange)
Rapid
(green)
TransfersLocation
Ōji 王寺0.0 JRW kinki-Q.svg Yamatoji Line (Q31)
  G   Kintetsu Ikoma Line (G28)
  I   Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line (I43:Shin-Ōji )
Oji, Kitakatsuragi District Nara
Hatakeda 畠田2.6 
Shizumi 志都美4.5  Kashiba
Kashiba 香芝6.6  D   Kintetsu Osaka Line (D22:Kintetsu Shimoda)
JR Goidō JR五位堂8.7 
Takada 高田11.5 JRW kinki-U.svg Sakurai Line (Man-yō Mahoroba Line)
  D   Kintetsu Osaka Line (D25:Yamato-Takada)
Yamatotakada
Yamato-Shinjō 大和新庄14.9  Katsuragi
Gose 御所17.6  P   Kintetsu Gose Line (P26:Kintetsu Gose Station) Gose
Tamade 玉手19.4 
Wakigami 掖上20.9 
Yoshinoguchi 吉野口24.9 F  Kintetsu Yoshino Line (F48)
Kitauchi 北宇智31.5  Gojō
Gojō 五条35.4 
Yamato-Futami 大和二見37.1 
Suda 隅田41.1  Hashimoto Wakayama
Shimohyōgo 下兵庫43.2 
Hashimoto 橋本45.1 Nankai koya line simbole.svg Nankai Koya Line (NK77)
Kii-Yamada 紀伊山田48.0 
Kōyaguchi 高野口50.6 
Nakaiburi 中飯降53.0  Katsuragi, Ito District
Myōji 妙寺54.6 
Ōtani 大谷56.7 
Kaseda 笠田58.2 
Nishi-Kaseda 西笠田61.3 
Nate 名手63.2  Kinokawa
Kokawa 粉河66.0 
Kii-Nagata 紀伊長田67.2 
Uchita 打田69.8 
Shimoisaka 下井阪72.0 
Iwade 岩出74.2  Iwade
Funato 船戸75.3 
Kii-Ogura 紀伊小倉77.6  Wakayama
Hoshiya 布施屋79.9 
Senda 千旦81.4 
Tainose 田井ノ瀬82.9 
Wakayama 和歌山87.5 JRW kinki-R.svg Hanwa Line (R54)
JRW kinki-W.svg Kisei Main Line
Wakayama Electric Railway Kishigawa Line (01)

Rolling stock

Former rolling stocks

History

The section between Oji and Takada was opened in 1891 by the Osaka Railway. The Minami Kazu Railway opened the Takada to Yoshinoguchi section in 1896, and extended the line to Gojo in 1898, the same year the Kiwa Railway opened the Gojo to Hashimoto section, extending it to Wakayama in 1900, the year the Osaka Railway merged with the Kansai Railway.[ citation needed ]

The line was electrified in 1980.[ citation needed ]

See also

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