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Kibi Line (吉備線, Kibi-sen) is a railway line in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It is also referred to as the Momotaro Line (桃太郎線).

Kibi Line
KiHa 40 series and KiHa 47 series DMUs on the Kibi Line between Ashimori and Hattori in October 2010
Other name(s)Momotaro Line
Native name吉備線
TypeHeavy rail
LocaleOkayama Prefecture
OwnerJR West
Line length20.4 km (12.7 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)



All stations are in Okayama Prefecture.

Name Japanese Distance
Connections Location
Okayama 岡山 0.0 Kita-ku, Okayama
Bizen-Mikado 備前三門 1.9  
Daianji 大安寺 3.3  
Bizen-Ichinomiya 備前一宮 6.5  
Kibitsu 吉備津 8.4  
Bitchū-Takamatsu 備中高松 11.0  
Ashimori 足守 13.4  
Hattori 服部 16.2   Sōja
Higashi-Sōja 東総社 18.8  
Sōja 総社 20.4

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The line opened in 1904.[citation needed]

On 1 June 1944, the Chugoku Railway was nationalized, becoming part of Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the line came under the control of JR West.[1]

From the start of the 26 March 2016 timetable revision, the line was branded the "Momotaro Line" (桃太郎線).[2]

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

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Japan: JTB. p. 96. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 岡山・福山エリアの主な路線に「路線記号」「ラインカラー」を導入します [Line codes and line colours to be introduced on main lines in Okayama and Fukuyama areas]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.