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BEC819 series at Kashii Station
|Opened||1 January 1904|
|Line length||25.4 km (15.8 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 km/h|
|Saitozaki||0.0||Higashi-ku, Fukuoka||Fukuoka Prefecture|
|Wajiro||9.2||Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line|
|Kashii||12.9||Kagoshima Main Line|
Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line (Nishitetsu Kashii)
|Chōjabaru||19.2||Sasaguri Line (Fukuhoku Yutaka Line)|
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.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia