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Inbi Line

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The Imbi Line (因美線, Inbi-sen) is a railway line operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) between Tottori, Tottori Prefecture and Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

Imbi Line


JRW DC kiha120-339.jpg
A JR West KiHa 120 DMU on the Inbi Line
Native name 因美線
Type Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Western Japan
Termini Tottori
Stations 19
Opened 1919
Owner JR West
Line length 73.4 km (45.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification None


Route dataEdit

  • Operating Company:
  • Distance:
    • Tottori — Tsuyama: 73.4 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 19
  • Double-tracking: None
  • Electrification: Not electrified
  • Railway signalling:
    • special automatic occlusive (track circuit detection type)


●: Stop ▲: Some services stop |: Pass
Line Name Distance
Rapid Connections Location
Imbi Tottori 鳥取 0.0   Sanin Main Line Tottori Tottori
Tsunoi 津ノ井 4.3    
Higashi-Kōge 東郡家 8.2     Yazu,
Yazu District
Kōge 郡家 10.3   Wakasa Railway Wakasa Line
Kawahara 河原 14.1    
Kunifusa 国英 17.4     Tottori
Takagari 鷹狩 19.8    
Mochigase 用瀬 21.1    
Inaba-Yashiro 因幡社 24.9    
Chizu 智頭 31.9 Chizu Express Chizu Line Chizu,
Yazu District
Haji 土師 35.6  
Nagi 那岐 38.5  
Mimasaka-Kawai 美作河井 48.5   Tsuyama Okayama
Chiwa 知和 52.0  
Mimasaka-Kamo 美作加茂 55.8  
Miura 三浦 59.3  
Mimasaka-Takio 美作滝尾 61.5  
Takano 高野 66.7  
Higashi-Tsuyama 東津山 70.8 Kishin Line
Tsuyama 津山 73.4 Kishin Line, Tsuyama Line

Rolling stockEdit


The Imbi line was built by the Japanese Government Railway, with the first section opened from Tottori to Mochigase in 1919, extended to Chizu in 1923. The Tsuyama to Mimasaka-Kamo section, opened in 1928, was extended to Mimasaka-Kawai in 1931 and the line was completed with the opening of the section to Chizu (including a 3,077 m tunnel) in 1932.

CTC signalling was commissioned between Tottori and Chizu in 1994.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


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