Ōmura Line (大村線, Ōmura-sen) is a railway line in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It connects Haiki Station in Sasebo to Isahaya Station in Isahaya. From 1898 the line was part of the Nagasaki Main Line until the Hizen Yamaguchi - Isahaya line opened in 1934.

Diesel train on the Ōmura Line
Rapid train Seaside Liner on the Ōmura Line

HistoryEdit

The Kyushu Railway Co. opened the entire line in 1898 as part of the original Nagasaki Main Line. The company was nationalised in 1907.

With the opening of the Hizen Yamaguchi - Isahaya section of the Nagasaki Main Line in 1934, the line was renamed the Omura Line.

In 1992 the Haiki - Huis Ten Bosch section was electrified at 20kVAC.

Track dataEdit

  • Company: Kyushu Railway Company
  • Distance: 47.6 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 13
  • Tracks: Single
  • Electrification:
    • between Haiki and Huis Ten Bosch - electrified (20,000 V 60 Hz)
    • between Huis Ten Bosch and Isahaya - not electrified
  • Blocking system: Automatic

StationsEdit

  • S: Trains stop
  • |: Non-stop
Name Distance (km) Rapid
Seaside Liner
Transfers Location
Direct connection to Sasebo Line
Haiki 早岐 0.0 S Sasebo Line Sasebo Nagasaki Prefecture
Huis Ten Bosch ハウステンボス 4.7 S  
Haenosaki 南風崎 5.6 |  
Ogushigō 小串郷 9.6 |   Kawatana,
Higashisonogi District
Kawatana 川棚 13.6 S  
Sonogi 彼杵 19.6 S   Higashisonogi,
Higashisonogi District
Chiwata 千綿 24.0 |  
Matsubara 松原 28.5 |   Ōmura
Takematsu 竹松 32.8 S  
Suwa 諏訪 34.8 |  
Ōmura 大村 36.2 S  
Iwamatsu 岩松 40.0 |  
Isahaya 諫早 47.6 S Nagasaki Main Line
Shimabara Railway Line
Isahaya
Direct connection to Nagasaki Main Line

ReferencesEdit

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