Shizuoka Railway Shizuoka–Shimizu Line
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The Shizuoka–Shimizu Line (静岡清水線, Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen) is a railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, between Shin-Shizuoka in Aoi Ward and Shin-Shimizu in Shimizu Ward, all within the city of Shizuoka. This is the only line operated by the private railway operator Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu).
|Native name||静岡清水線 (Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen)|
|Locale||Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan|
|Opened||May 18, 1908|
|Line length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Number of tracks||double|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||600 V DC|
The line has a fairly frequent service, with local services operating every 5-6 minutes during rush hours, and every 6-8 minutes during the daytime and at weekends, linking Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu in 22 minutes. In addition, express services run in the mornings every 12 minutes, linking the two stations in 16-18 minutes.  All the train sets are formed of two cars, and are driver-only operated. All the stations accept LuLuCa, a smart card ticketing system. They accept PiTaPa and ICOCA as well.
● indicate that the service will stop at that station, ↑ ↓ indicate that it will pass the station.
|No.||Station||Japanese||Commuter Express||Express||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|S06||Naganuma||長沼||↑||↓||3.1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line (at Higashi-Shizuoka)|
|S08||Ken-Sōgō Undōjō||県総合運動場||↑||●||4.8||Suruga-ku, Shizuoka|
|S09||Kenritsu-Bijutsukan Mae||県立美術館前||↑||↓||5.7||Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka|
|S10||Kusanagi||草薙||●||●||6.4||■ Tōkaidō Main Line|
|S15||Shin-Shimizu||新清水||●||●||11.0||■ Tōkaidō Main Line (at Shimizu)|
- 1000 series EMUs
- A3000 series two-car EMUs (since 24 March 2016)
The line opened in 1908 as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge line to the Shin-Shimizu wharf, and was regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 600 V DC in 1920. The line was double-tracked in sections between 1925 and 1930 except the section to the wharf, which closed in 1945.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 1979.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- Shizuoka Railway official website (in Japanese)