|Meitetsu Nishio Line|
|Line length||24.7 km (15.35 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The Meitetsu Nishio Line (名鉄西尾線, Meitetsu Nishio-sen) is a railway line operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, connecting Shin Anjō and Kira Yoshida. It originally included a branch from Nishio-guchi to Okazaki-shin on the Tokaido Main Line, which closed in 1962 (see History section below).
|Station||Distance (km)||Local||Express||Limited Express||Transfers||Location|
|Shin Anjō||0.0||●||●||●||Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line||Anjō||Aichi Prefecture|
|Kira Yoshida||24.7||●||●||Nagoya Railroad: Gamagōri Line|
●：Stop ▲：Partial stop ｜：Pass
The Nishio Railway opened the Okazaki-shin to (old) Nishio section in 1911 as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge line, and extended it to Kira Yoshida between 1915 and 1916. In 1926, the line was acquired by the Aichi Electric Railway, which between 1928 and 1929 converted the line to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge, electrified it at 600 V DC, and connected to the line from Shin Anjō (see below) at Nishio-guchi, abandoning the 762 mm gauge section between there and Kami Yokosuka. That company merged with Meitetsu in 1935.
In the meantime, the Hekikai Electric Railway opened the Shin Anjō to Yonezu section, electrified at 1,500 V DC, in 1926, and extended the line to Nishio in 1928, with a connection to Kami Yokosuka opening in 1930. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1944.
The section from Nishio-guchi to Okazaki-shin was closed between 1959 and 1962, with the voltage on the Nishio to Kira Yoshida section being raised to 1,500 V DC in 1960.