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The Meitetsu Hiromi Line (名鉄広見線, Meitetsu Hiromi-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). It connects Inuyama Station in Inuyama, Aichi with Mitake Station in Mitake, Gifu.

Meitetsu Hiromi Line
Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations
A Hiromi Line train near Aigi Tunnel between Zenjino and Nishi Kani stations in April 2009
Overview
Native name名鉄広見線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleAichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture
TerminiInuyama
Mitake
Stations11
Daily ridership6,521[1] (2008)
WebsiteOfficial website
Operation
Opened1920
OwnerMeitetsu
Technical
Line length22.3 km (13.86 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Old gauge762 mm (2 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed90 km/h (55 mph)

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StationsEdit

L: Local (普通, futsū)
LE: Limited Express (特急, tokkyū)
MU: μSKY Limited Express (ミュースカイ, myū sukai)

All trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass stations marked "|".

Name Japanese Distance (km) L LE MU Transfers Location
Inuyama 犬山 0.0 Meitetsu Inuyama Line
Meitetsu Komaki Line
Inuyama Aichi
Tomioka-mae 富岡前 1.9 | |
Zenjino 善師野 4.0 | |
Nishi Kani 西可児 7.7 Kani Gifu
Kanigawa 可児川 9.7
Nihonrain-imawatari 日本ライン今渡 12.2
Shin Kani 新可児 14.9 Taita Line (Kani Station)
Akechi 明智 18.4
Gōdo 顔戸 20.0 Mitake
Mitakeguchi 御嵩口 21.7
Mitake 御嵩 22.3

Closed stationsEdit

HistoryEdit

The Shinkani to Hiromi section was opened in 1920 by the Tobi Railway as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge light railway. In 1928, the line was converted to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge, electrified at 600 V DC, and extended to Inuyama. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943. The voltage was raised to 1,500 V DC in 1965, and the Inuyama to Shinkani section was double-tracked between 1967 and 1970. Freight services ceased in 1982.

From 2007, all stations from Inuyama to Shin Kani accept the Tranpass prepaid magnetic card.

Former connecting linesEdit

  • Akechi Station: The Tobi Railway opened a 7 km (4.3 mi) line to Yaotsu, electrified at 600 V DC, in 1930. The company merged with Meitetsu in 1943. Between 1952 and 1954, the line was extended to Nishikori to supply construction materials for the Maruyama Dam and hydro-electric power station. The voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1965, but the overhead catenary was decommissioned in 1984. DMUs were then operated on the line until it closed in 2001.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.

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