Meitetsu Toyota Line

The Meitetsu Toyota Line (名鉄豊田線, Meitetsu Toyota-sen) is a 15.2 km (9.4 mi) railway line in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) connecting Umetsubo Station in Toyota with Akaike Station in Nisshin. The line operates a through-service onto the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line at Akaike.

Meitetsu Toyota Line
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A Meitetsu 100 series EMU on the Meitetsu Toyota Line
Overview
Native name名鉄豊田線
OwnerMeitetsu
LocaleAichi Prefecture
Stations8
WebsiteMeitetsu
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Daily ridership20,172[1] (FY2008)
History
Opened29 July 1979 (1979-07-29)[2][3]
Technical
Line length15.2 km (9.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)

StationsEdit

No. Station name Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
  Toyotashi 豊田市 0.0 Meitetsu Mikawa Line Toyota Aichi
  Umetsubo 梅坪 1.4 Meitetsu Mikawa Line
  Kami Toyota 上豊田 3.4
  Jōsui 浄水 5.2
  Miyoshigaoka 三好ヶ丘 7.6 Miyoshi
  Kurozasa 黒笹 9.5
  Komenoki 米野木 11.8 Nisshin
  Nisshin 日進 13.6
  Akaike 赤池 16.4 Tsurumai Line (T20)

HistoryEdit

First proposed in 1926, construction of the line was started by the Mikawa Railway in 1932, but abandoned in 1937 due to management issues.[citation needed] Construction restarted in 1973 following an agreement for through-running with the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line, and the line opened in 1979, dual-tracked and electrified at 1,500 V DC.

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.
  2. ^ 曽根, 悟 (September 2010), "週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線大手私鉄: 名古屋鉄道", 週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (in Japanese), Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc., no. 9, p. 3, ISBN 978-4-02-340139-6
  3. ^ 佐藤, 信之 (19 June 2004), 地下鉄の歴史首都圏・中部・近畿圏 (in Japanese), グランプリ出版, p. 131, ISBN 4-87687-260-0

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