Tōbu Kiryū Line
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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|
A 200 series EMU on a Ryomo limited express service on the Kiryu Line in November 2013
|Locale||Gunma Prefecture, Japan|
|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)|
All trains stop at all stations on the line, including limited express Ryomo services to and from Asakusa in Tokyo.
All stations are located in Gunma Prefecture.
|Name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Between (km)||Transfers||Location|
|Ōta||太田||-||0.0||Tobu Isesaki Line||Ōta|
|Aioi||相老||2.3||16.9||Watarase Keikoku Railway Watarase Keikoku Line|
The Yabuzuka Quarry opened a 610 mm (2 ft) gauge handcar line between Ota and Yabuzuka in 1911 to haul stone blocks. 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. The line was electrified at 1,500 V DC from 1 March 1928, and in March 1932 extended to Akagi. Freight services ceased in 1996, with the last service running on 25 September.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.