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Meitetsu Chita New Line

 

Meitetsu Chita New Line

Meitetsu Chita New Line
名鉄知多新線
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Taketoyo
Mihama
Minamichita
Termini Fuki
Utsumi
Stations 6
Operation
Opening June 5, 1980 (1980-06-05)
Owner Nagoya Railroad
Technical
Line length 13.9 km (8.64 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1500V DC
Operating speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Chita New Line (知多新線 Chita-shin-sen) is a Japanese railway line connecting Taketoyo with Minamichita within Aichi Prefecture. It is owned and operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). The line features seven tunnels and a maximum grade of 3.4% (~1 in 29).

History

The Fuki - Kaminoma section opened in 1974, and the line was extended to Chita-Okuda the following year, Noma in 1976 and Utsumi in 1980. Currently single track, the formation and tunnels are built to accommodate future duplication of the line.

A proposed extension to Sankai has not been advanced to date.

Stations

Name Between (km) Distance (km) Local Express Rapid Express Limited Express Limited Rapid Connections Location
Fuki 富貴 - 0.0 Meitetsu Kōwa Line Taketoyo,
Chita District
Bessōike Junction 別曽池信号場 3.0 3.0  
Kaminoma 上野間 2.8 5.8   Mihama,
Chita District
Mihama Ryokuen 美浜緑苑 0.9 6.7  
Chita-Okuda 知多奥田 1.4 8.1  
Noma 野間 1.7 9.8  
Utsumi 内海 4.1 13.9   Minamichita, Chita

References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese WorldHeritage

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