Meitetsu Takehana Line

The Takehana Line (竹鼻線, Takehana-sen) is a Japanese railway line connecting Kasamatsu with Hashima within Gifu Prefecture. It is owned and operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

Meitetsu Takehana Line
Minami-Juku Station
Minami-Juku Station
Overview
TypeCommuter Rail
LocaleKasamatsu
Gifu
Hashima
TerminiKasamatsu
Shin Hashima
Stations10
Daily ridership4,657 [1] (2008)
WebsiteTakehana Line at Meitetsu
Operation
Opened1921
OwnerNagoya Railroad
Technical
Line length10.3 km (6.40 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationOverhead catenary 1500 V DC
Operating speed90 km/h (56 mph)

HistoryEdit

What is today the Meitetsu Takehana Line started when Takehana Railroad (竹鼻鉄道, takehana tetsudō) opened the section of line from Shin-Kasamatsu (now Nishi-Kasamatsu) to Shin-Sakae (now Takehana) on June 25, 1921, electrified at 600 VDC. On April 1, 1929, the line was extended from Shin-Sakae to Ōsu (大須駅, ōsu eki). Takehana Railroad merged with Meitetsu, the present operator, on March 1, 1943.

The voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1962, and in 1982 the Hashima line opened. On October 1, 2001, the section of line between Egira Station and Ōsu Station closed.

StationsEdit

It is described in conjunction with the Hashima line.

Name Between (km) Distance (km) Connections Location other
Kasamatsu 笠松 - 0.0 Meitetsu: Nagoya Main Line Kasamatsu,
Hashima District
Meitetsu: Takehana Line
Nishi-Kasamatsu 西笠松 0.9 0.9  
Yanaizu 柳津 2.0 2.9   Gifu
Minami-Juku 南宿 2.3 5.2   Hashima
Suka 須賀 0.9 6.1  
Fuwa-Ishiki 不破一色 0.9 7.0  
Takehana 竹鼻 1.6 8.6  
Hashimashiyakushomae 羽島市役所前 1.0 9.6  
Egira 江吉良 0.7 10.3
Meitetsu: Hashima Line
Shin-Hashima 新羽島 1.3 11.6 JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen (Gifu-Hashima)

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.