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Meitetsu Hashima Line

     Meitetsu Hashima Line
Shin-Hashima Station
Overview
Type Commuter Rail
Locale Hashima, Gifu
Termini Egira
Shin-Hashima
Stations 2
Daily ridership 808 [1] (2008)
Website Meitetsu
Operation
Opening 1982
Owner Nagoya Railroad
Technical
Line length 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary 1500V DC
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph)

The Hashima Line (羽島線 Hashima-sen) is a Japanese railway line entirely within Hashima, Gifu Prefecture. It is owned by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu), and operated as an extension of the Takehana line, providing a connection to the Tokaido Shinkansen at Gifu-Hashima Station.

History

Proposed in 1962, land acquisition difficulties prevented construction starting until 1978, and the line opened in 1982.

Stations

Name Distance (km) Connections
Egira 江吉良 0.0 Nagoya Railroad: Takehana Line
Shin Hashima 新羽島 1.3 JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen (Gifu-Hashima)

See also

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

References

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

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/chubu/tetudo/tetudouhp.htm. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
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