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Himi Line
A KiHa 40 DMU on the Himi Line near Amaharashi
Overview
Native name氷見線
StatusIn operation
OwnerJR West
TerminiTakaoka
Himi
Stations8
Service
TypeRegional rail
Operator(s)JR West
Rolling stockKiHa 40 series DMU
History
Opened1900
Technical
Line length16.5 km (10.3 mi)
Number of tracksEntire line single tracked
CharacterUrban
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNone
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map

The Himi Line (氷見線, Himi-sen) is a 16.5 km (10.3 mi) railway line in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It connects Takaoka Station in Takaoka with Himi Station in Himi.

Service outline

Although technically different lines, the Himi Line and the Jōhana Line are sometimes advertised as a single entity. Both start from Takaoka Station and share train sets with local livery.

Stations

Name Japanese Between
(km)
Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Takaoka 高岡 - 0.0 Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, Jōhana Line Takaoka Toyama
Etchū-Nakagawa 越中中川 1.7 1.7  
Nōmachi 能町 2.4 4.1 Shinminato Line (Freight only)
Fushiki 伏木 3.2 7.3  
Etchū-Kokubu 越中国分 1.7 9.0  
Amaharashi 雨晴 1.9 10.9  
Shimao 島尾 2.6 13.5   Himi
Himi 氷見 3.0 16.5  

History

The line opened on 29 December 1900 between Takaoka and Fushiki, operated by the Chuetsu Railway.[1] It was extended to Himi on 19 September 1912.[1] The company was nationalised on 1 September 1920.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the Himi Line was transferred to the ownership and control of JR West.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Japan: JTB. p. 163. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
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