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Meitetsu Seto Line
Overview
Owner
Meitetsu
LocaleAichi Prefecture
TerminiSakaemachi
Owari Seto
Stations20
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Rolling stock
Technical
Line length20.6 km (12.8 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC
Operating speed95 km/h (59 mph)

The Seto Line (瀬戸線, Seto-sen) is a Japanese railway line which connects Sakaemachi in Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture with Owari Seto in Seto, Aichi. It is owned and operated by the private railway operator Meitetsu.

Stations

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Local Semi Express Express Connections Location
Sakaemachi 栄町 0.0
Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line, Meijō Line (via Sakae)
Higashi-ku, Nagoya Aichi
Higashiōte 東大手 1.5   Naka-ku, Nagoya
Shimizu 清水 2.2 | |   Kita-ku, Nagoya
Amagasaka 尼ヶ坂 2.7 | |  
Morishita 森下 3.6 | |   Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Ōzone 大曽根 4.6
Chūō Main Line
Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijō Line
Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line
Yada 矢田 5.9 | |  
Moriyama-Jieitai-Mae 守山自衛隊前 7.0 | | Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line (via Moriyama) Moriyama-ku, Nagoya
Hyōtan-yama 瓢箪山 7.6 | |  
Obata 小幡 8.6  
Kitayama 喜多山 9.9  
Ōmori-Kinjōgakuin-mae 大森・金城学院前 10.7  
Inba 印場 12.2 |   Owariasahi
Asahi-mae 旭前 13.1 |  
Owari Asahi 尾張旭 14.7  
Sangō 三郷 16.1  
Mizuno 水野 18.0   Seto
Shin Seto 新瀬戸 18.7
Aichi Loop Line (via Setoshi)
Seto-Shiyakusho-mae 瀬戸市役所前 19.4  
Owari Seto 尾張瀬戸 20.6  

Rolling stock

Former rolling stock

History

The Seto Automatic Railway opened the Owari Seto to Yada section in 1905, and extended it to Ozone the following year. The passenger service was provided by steam-powered railcars, but as these proved to be underpowered, the line was electrified in 1907 at 600 V DC, the company changing its name to Seto Electric Railway at that time.[citation needed]

In 1911, the line was extended to Horikawa (since closed), and the Horikawa to Ozone section was double-tracked in 1914. The Ozone to Owari Seto section was double-tracked between 1921 and 1929.[citation needed]

In 1939, the company merged with Meitetsu. The Horikawa to Shimizu section closed in 1976 to allow for the construction of the new line to Sakaemachi and the connection to the Nagoya Subway Higashiyama Line, which opened in 1978, the voltage on the line being raised to 1,500 V DC, and freight services ceasing the same year.[citation needed]

References

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