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Maizuru Line

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Type  Heavy rail
Stations  6
Line length  26.4 km (16.4 mi)
Locale  Kyoto Prefecture
Opened  1904
Track gauge  1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
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Owner  West Japan Railway Company
Terminis  Ayabe, Higashi-Maizuru Station

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The Maizuru Line (舞鶴線, Maizuru-sen) is a 26.4 km (16.4 mi) railway line in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Ayabe and Higashi-Maizuru, the line beyond there being called the Obama Line connecting to Tsuruga.

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Stations

  • Local trains stop at every station and rapid ones at the stations merked "S".
  • History

    The line opened in the autumn of 1904 to transport troops and materiel to the naval base and Maizuru-Higashi Port during the Russo-Japanese War, which commenced in February of that year. Although built by the Japanese Government, it was initially leased to the Bantsuru Railway Co, which opened the Ayabe - Fukuchiyama section of what is now the Sanin Main Line the same year.

    The company was nationalised in 1907, the year the 2 km Maizurukō Line (舞鶴港線) from Nishi-Maizuru to Maizuru Port opened. Passenger services operated on that branch between 1913 and 1924, and it closed in 1985.

    Nishi- Maizuru was also the junction for the 4 km Naka-Maizuru Line (中舞鶴線) to Naka-Maizuru which operated between 1919 and 1972.

    The line was electrified in 1999.

    References

    Maizuru Line Wikipedia


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