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Meitetsu Seto Line

Meitetsu Seto Line
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Termini Shinsakae-machi
Owari Seto
Stations 20
Operation
Owner Meitetsu
Rolling stock Meitetsu 4000 series
Meitetsu 6000 series
Technical
Line length
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed

The Seto Line (瀬戸線 Seto-sen) is a Japanese railway line which connects Sakaemachi Station in Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture with Owari Seto Station in Seto, Aichi. It is owned and operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

History

The Seto Automatic Railway Co. opened the Owari Seto - Yada section in 1905, and extended it to Ozone the following year. The passenger service was provided by steam powered railcars, but as these proved to be underpowered, the line was electrified in 1907 at 600 VDC, the company changing its name to Seto Electric Railway Co. at that time.

In 1911 the line was extended to Horikawa (since closed), and the Horikawa - Ozone section was duplicated in 1914. The Ozone - Owari Seto section was duplicated between 1921 and 1929.

In 1939 the company merged with Meitetsu. The Horikawa - Shimizu section closed in 1976 to allow for the construction of the new line to Sakaemachi and the connection to the Nagoya Subway Higashiyama Line, which opened in 1978, the voltage on the line being raised to 1500 VDC, and freight services ceasing the same year.

Stations

Name Japanese Distance (km) Local Semi Express Express Connections Location
Sakaemachi 栄町 0.0 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line, Meijō Line (Sakae) Higashi-ku, Nagoya Aichi
Higashiōte 東大手 1.5   Naka-ku, Nagoya
Shimizu 清水 2.2   Kita-ku, Nagoya
Amagasaka 尼ヶ坂 2.7  
Morishita 森下 3.6   Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Ōzone 大曽根 4.6 Chūō Main Line
Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijō Line
Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line
Yada 矢田 5.9  
Moriyama-Jieitai-Mae 守山自衛隊前 7.0 Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorīto Line (Moriyama) Moriyama-ku, Nagoya
Hyōtan-yama 瓢箪山 7.6  
Obata 小幡 8.6  
Kitayama 喜多山 9.9  
Ōmori-Kinjōgakuin-mae 大森・金城学院前 10.7  
Inba 印場 12.2   Owariasahi
Asahi-mae 旭前 13.1  
Owari Asahi 尾張旭 14.7  
Sangō 三郷 16.1  
Mizuno 水野 18.0   Seto
Shin Seto 新瀬戸 18.7 Aichi Loop Line (Setoshi)
Seto-Shiyakusho-mae 瀬戸市役所前 19.4  
Owari Seto 尾張瀬戸 20.6  

Rolling stock

References

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

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