Misumi Line (三角線, Misumi-sen) is a railway line in Kyushu, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It connects Uto Station in Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture with Misumi Station in Uki, Kumamoto Prefecture. The line is known as the Amakusa Misumi Line (あまくさみすみ線),[1] Amakusa being the largest centre beyond Misumi served by the line.

Misumi Line
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The Misumi Line between Sumiyoshi and Higo-Nagahama stations, August 2010
Overview
LocaleKumamoto Prefecture, Japan
TerminiUto
Misumi
Stations9
Operation
Opened1899
OwnerJR Kyushu
Technical
Line length25.6 km (15.9 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone

Station listEdit

Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Uto 宇土 0.0 Kagoshima Main Line Uto Kumamoto Prefecture
Midorikawa 緑川 4.0  
Sumiyoshi 住吉 7.2
Higo-Nagahama 肥後長浜 11.4
Ōda 網田 14.5
Akase 赤瀬 18.4
Ishiuchi Dam 石打ダム 19.6 Uki
Hataura 波多浦 23.5
Misumi 三角 25.6

HistoryEdit

The Kyushu Railway Co. opened the entire line in 1899, and was nationalised in 1907.

Freight services ceased in 1982.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ 三角線の愛称が決定しました [Misumi Line nickname announced]. News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Kyushu Railway Company. 16 August 2011. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.