Tōbu Utsunomiya Line

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The Tōbu Utsunomiya Line (東武宇都宮線, Tōbu Utsunomiya-sen) is a 24.3 kilometres (15.1 mi) railway line in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It connects Shin-Tochigi Station in Tochigi with Tobu Utsunomiya Station in Utsunomiya.

Tobu Utsunomiya Line
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An 8000 series EMU on the Tobu Utsunomiya Line, October 2008
Overview
Native name東武宇都宮線
OwnerTobu Railway
LocaleKantō Region
TerminiShin-Tochigi
Tōbu Utsunomiya
Stations11
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Rolling stockTobu 350 series, Tobu 8000 series EMUs
History
Opened1931
Technical
Line length24.3 km (15.1 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed90 km/h (56 mph)

Shin-Tochigi Station offers connections to the Tōbu Nikkō Line and the Tobu Main Line network.

StationsEdit

All stations are in Tochigi Prefecture.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
TN12 Shin-Tochigi 新栃木 0.0 TN Tobu Nikko Line Tochigi
TN31 Yashū-Hirakawa 野州平川 2.0  
TN32 Yashū-Ōtsuka 野州大塚 3.9  
TN33 Mibu 壬生 7.3   Mibu, Shimotsuga District
TN34 Kuniya 国谷 10.8  
TN35 Omocha-no-Machi おもちゃのまち 12.6  
TN36 Yasuzuka 安塚 14.8  
TN37 Nishi-Kawada 西川田 18.3   Utsunomiya
TN38 Esojima 江曽島 20.3  
TN39 Minami-Utsunomiya 南宇都宮 22.1  
TN40 Tōbu-Utsunomiya 東武宇都宮 24.3  

Rolling stockEdit

HistoryEdit

The entire line opened in 1931, electrified at 1,500 V DC.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tobu Utsunomiya Line stations adopting the prefix "TN" in orange.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. 62–63. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2015.