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Meitetsu Nishio Line
A Meitetsu 3500 series EMU crossing the Yonezu Bridge
Overview
Native name名鉄西尾線
OwnerMeitetsu
LocaleAnjō
Nishio
TerminiShin Anjō
Kira Yoshida
Stations14
Service
TypeCommuter rail
History
Opened1911
Technical
Line length24.7 km (15.35 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)

The Meitetsu Nishio Line (名鉄西尾線, Meitetsu Nishio-sen)[1] 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).

Stations

Station Distance (km) Local Express Limited Express Transfers Location
Shin Anjō 0.0 Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Anjō Aichi Prefecture
Kita Anjō 2.6  
Minami Anjō 4.0  
Hekikai Furui 5.7  
Horiuchikōen 6.7  
Sakurai 7.9  
Minami Sakurai 9.5  
Yonezu 11.6   Nishio
Sakuramachi-mae 13.0  
Nishioguchi 14.2  
Nishio 15.0  
Fukuchi 17.4  
Kami Yokosuka 20.5  
Kira Yoshida 24.7 Nagoya Railroad: Gamagōri Line

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History

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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.

Former connecting lines

See also

References

  1. ^ 西尾線・蒲郡線 路線・駅情報 [Nishio and Gamagōri Line - Lines and Stations information] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.