Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line

The Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line (近江鉄道八日市線, Ōmi Tetsudō Yōkaichi-sen) is a regional railway line in Shiga Prefecture operated by Ohmi Railway.

Ohmi Railway Yōkaichi Line
Overview
Native name近江鉄道八日市線
TerminiYōkaichi
Ōmi-Hachiman
Stations7
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Operator(s)Ohmi Railway
History
Opened1913 (1913)
Technical
Line length9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Track gauge1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC

The line is 9.3 km long, connecting Yōkaichi on the Main Line in Higashiōmi to Ōmi-Hachiman on the JR West Biwako Line in Omihachiman.

In addition to local shuttle trains, the Yōkaichi Line trains include Rapid Service that connects Yōkaichi and Ōmi-Hachiman nonstop, and through trains to the Main Line to Maibara or Kibukawa.

HistoryEdit

The Hunan Railway Co. opened the line in 1913, and merged with the Ohmi Railway Co. in 1944.

The line was electrified at 1500 VDC in 1946.

Former connecting linesEdit

  • Shin-Yōkaichi station - A 3km line to the Misono airfield operated between 1930 and 1948.

StationsEdit

Rapid Service: + = stop; - = pass;
Local trains make all stops
Station Distance (km) Rapid Connections Location
Yōkaichi 0.0 + Ohmi Railway: Main Line Higashiōmi Shiga Prefecture
Shin-Yōkaichi 0.6 -  
Tarōbōgū-mae 1.3 -  
Ichinobe 3.0 -  
Hirata 5.0 -  
Musa 6.5 +   Ōmihachiman
Ōmi-Hachiman 9.3 + JR West: Tōkaidō Main Line (Biwako Line)

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