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Tōbu Koizumi Line

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The Tobu Koizumi Line (東武小泉線, Tōbu Koizumi-sen), operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway, connects Tatebayashi Station located in Tatebayashi, Gunma to Nishi-Koizumi Station located in Ōizumi, Gunma as well as Higashi-Koizumi Station in Ōizumi town to Ōta Station in Ōta, Gunma Japan.

Tobu Koizumi Line
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KoizumiLine.jpg
A Tobu Koizumi Line down train between Tatebayashi and Narushima stations in March 2008
Overview
Native name 東武小泉線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Gunma Prefecture
Termini Tatebayashi
Nishi-Koizumi/Higashi-Koizumi
Operation
Opened 12 March 1917
Owner Tobu Railway
Technical
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

Contents

StationsEdit

No. Name Connections Location
TI-10 Tatebayashi Tatebayashi Gunma
TI-41 Narushima
TI-42 Hon-Nakano Ōra
TI-43 Shinozuka
TI-44 Higashi-Koizumi TI Tobu Koizumi Line for Ōta Ōizumi
TI-45 Koizumimachi
TI-46 Nishi-Koizumi
The line splits at Higashi-Koizumi.
TI-44 Higashi-Koizumi TI Tobu Koizumi Line
(For Tatebayashi/Nishi-Koizumi)
Ōizumi Gunma
TI-47 Ryūmai Ōta
TI-18 Ōta

Abandoned stationsEdit

  • Shin-Koizumi Station - Sengoku-Kashi Station
  • Kobugannon Station (between Higashi-Koizumi Station and Shinozuka Station)

HistoryEdit

The first section of the line from Tatebayashi Station to Koizumimachi Station was opened for passenger service on March 12, 1917, operated by the Chūgen Railway, which was purchased by Tobu Railway company in 1937.[citation needed]

The 3 km Sengokugashi Freight Line (仙石河岸貨物線) from Koizumimachi Station to Sengokugashi Station (仙石河岸駅) opened on April 13, 1939, as a freight-only branch line. Passenger services as far as Nishi-Koizumi commenced in 1941.[citation needed]

In 1941, Higashi-Koizumi Station to Ōta Station section opened on June 1, 1941, to service the Nakajima Aircraft Company Ōta and Koizumi plants. The lines were electrified in 1943.[citation needed]

The Nishi-Koizumi to Sengoku freight branch closed in 1976, and freight services ceased on the line in 1996.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

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

  • Ryōzō Kawashima (2004). Zenkoku Tetsudo Jijo Daikenkyu. Tōkyō: Sōshisha. ISBN 4-7942-1291-7. 
  • Yukiyasu Sugizaki (2000). Ekisha Sai-hakken. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-03675-9. 
  • Shunzō Miyawaki (1997). Tetsudo Haisenato o Aruku. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-02743-1. 

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