16 January 1889
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The Mito Line (水戸線, Mito-sen) is a railway line connecting Oyama Station in Tochigi Prefecture and Tomobe Station in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The line is 50.2 km (31.2 mi) long and is owned and operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
All trains stop at every station.
Trains can pass one another at stations marked "◇" and "∨" and cannot pass at stations marked "｜".
E501 series five-car EMUs
E531 series five-car EMUs
415 series four-car EMUs (until March 2016)
Mito Line Wikipedia
The Mito Railway. opened the line on 16 January 1889 operating between Oyama and Mito Stations. On 1 March 1892, the Mito Railway Co. merged with the Nippon Railway.
On 1 July 1895, the Joban Line was opened by the Nippon Railway, joining the Mito line at Tomobe Station. The company was nationalised in 1906.
On 12 October 1909, the Japanese Government Railways renamed the Tomobe to Mito section as part of the Joban Line, resulting in the current "Mito Line" being the section between Oyama and Tomobe.
The line was completely electrified on 1 February 1967.
Kasama Station: A 1.4 km 610 mm (2 ft) gauge handcar line to the Kasama Inari shrine operated between 1915 and 1930.