The Kashii Line (香椎線, Kashii-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It connects Saitozaki Station in Fukuoka with Umi Station in Umi.

Kashii Line
Train of Kashii Line at Kashii Station 9.jpg
BEC819 series at Kashii Station
Overview
TypeHeavy rail
LocaleFukuoka Prefecture
TerminiSaitozaki
Umi
Stations16
Operation
Opened1 January 1904
OwnerJR Kyushu
Technical
Line length25.4 km (15.8 mi)
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone
Operating speed85 km/h

StationsEdit

Station Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Saitozaki 0.0   Higashi-ku, Fukuoka Fukuoka Prefecture
Umi-no-Nakamichi 2.1  
Gannosu 6.5  
Nata 7.4  
Wajiro 9.2 Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line
Kashii 12.9 Kagoshima Main Line
Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line (Nishitetsu Kashii)
Kashii Jingū 14.2  
Maimatsubara 14.8  
Doi 16.4  
Iga 18.2   Kasuya
Chōjabaru 19.2 Sasaguri Line (Fukuhoku Yutaka Line)
Sakado 20.6  
Sue 21.9   Sue
Sue-Chūō 23.1  
Shinbaru 24.1  
Umi 25.4   Umi

HistoryEdit

The Hakata Bay Railway Co. opened the Saitozaki - Sue section in 1904, extending it to the Otani coal mine (1 km beyond Umi) the following year. In 1942, the company merged with the Nishi-Nippon Railroad company, which was nationalised in 1944.

The line beyond Umi closed in 1980.

Former connecting linesEdit

Sakado station - The 14 km Katsuta line was opened by the Chikuzen Sangu Railway Co. from Yusu (on the Sasaguri Line) - Chikuzenkatsuta in 1918-19. The connection to Sakado opened in 1942, and the line was nationalised in 1944. Freight service ceased in 1981, and the line closed in 1985.

ReferencesEdit

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