Open main menu

Wikipedia β

The Tobu Kiryu Line (東武桐生線, Tōbu Kiryū-sen) is a railway line in Japan operated by the major private railway operator Tobu Railway. The line is a 20.3 km branch off the Isesaki Line at Ōta Station, southbound to Akagi Station.

Tobu Kiryu Line
TI
Ltd. Exp. Ryomo and Mt.Akagi.jpg
A 200 series EMU on a Ryomo limited express service on the Kiryu Line in November 2013
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Termini Ōta
Akagi
Stations 8
Operation
Opened May 1911
Owner Tobu Railway
Technical
Line length 20.3 km (12.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
Asakusa
Tobu Isesaki Line
Tatebayashi
Isesaki
Tōbu Koizumi Line
0.0 TI-18 Ōta
Isesaki
3.4 TI-51 Sammaibashi
5.9 TI-52 Jiroembashi
9.7 TI-53 Yabuzuka
12.9 TI-54 Azami
14.6 TI-55 Shin-Kiryū
Ryomo
Watarase Keikoku Line
16.9 TI-56 Aioi Station
Jōmō Line
Kiryū-Kyūjō-Mae
20.3 TI-57 Akagi
(video) Local train on the Tōbu Kiryū Line

Contents

OperationEdit

All trains stop at all stations on the line, including limited express Ryomo services to and from Asakusa in Tokyo.

StationsEdit

All stations are located in Gunma Prefecture.

Name Japanese Distance (km) Between (km) Transfers Location
Ōta 太田 - 0.0   Tobu Isesaki Line Ōta
Sammaibashi 三枚橋 3.4 3.4  
Jiroembashi 治良門橋 2.5 5.9  
Yabuzuka 藪塚 3.8 9.7  
Azami 阿左美 3.2 12.9   Midori
Shin-kiryū 新桐生 1.7 14.6   Kiryū
Aioi 相老 2.3 16.9 Watarase Keikoku Railway Watarase Keikoku Line
Akagi 赤城 3.4 20.3 Jōmō Line Midori

HistoryEdit

The Yabuzuka Quarry opened a 610 mm (2 ft) gauge handcar line between Ota and Yabuzuka in 1911 to haul stone blocks.[citation needed] The line was acquired by Tobu in March 1913, rebuilt to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge and extended to Aioi on 19 March 1913, operating using steam haulage.[1] The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC from 1 March 1928, and in March 1932 extended to Akagi.[1] Freight services ceased in 1996, with the last service running on 25 September.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 63, 220. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

External linksEdit