- Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
1000 series EMU "Panorama Super" for Limited Express
Overview Type Commuter rail Locale Aichi
Stations 60 Daily ridership 221,098  (2008) Operation Opened September 1, 1944(as it is today) Owner Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) Technical Line length 99.8 km (62.01 mi) Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) Electrification Overhead catenary 1500V DC Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph) Meitetsu Nagoya Main LineLegend
- Subway: Nagoya City Subway
- Lines are of Meitetsu unless otherwise noted
JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen Toyotetsu: Atsumi Line Shin-Toyohashi Toyotetsu: Azumada Main Line 0.0 Toyohashi Shimin-Byōin-mae JR-C: Toyohashi depot JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen JR-F: Toyohashi ORS Funamachi Toyokawa Shimoji Toyokawa (3.8) Hirai S.B. Nishi-Kozakai JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line JR-C: Iida Line Kozakai Branch Line ja Kozakai 5.0 Ina 6.6 Odabuchi Toyokawa-Inari Toyokawa Line 9.6 Kō 10.7 Goyu 12.5 Meiden-Akasaka 15.0 Meiden-Nagasawa 18.7 Motojuku 20.4 Meiden Yamanaka (21.0) Maiki S.B. Maiki depot 23.1 Fujikawa 25.6 Miai 27.6 Otogawa 29.8 Higashi-Okazaki Okazaki City Line ja old Okazakikōen-mae 31.1 Okazakikōen-mae Naka-Okazaki Aikan: Aichi Loop Line Yahagi River 32.5 Yahagibashi 34.8 Utō Gamagōri Gamagōri Line Kira-Yoshida Nishio Line 38.3 Shin-Anjō 40.9 Ushida Chiryū S.B. Hekinan Nishi-Nakagane Sanage Toyota-shi freight bypass Higashi-Chiryū Mikawa-Chiryū 43.1 Chiryū Mikawa Line 44.6 Hitotsugi 46.6 Fujimatsu Toyoake depot 48.1 Toyoake 49.8 Zengo 51.4 Chūkyō-keibajō-mae 52.7 Arimatsu 53.8 Sakyōyama Narumi depot 55.1 Narumi 56.7 Moto-Hoshizaki Nagoya City Tramway: Kasamatsu Extension 58.2 Moto-Kasadera 58.9 Sakura 59.9 Yobitsugi Yamazaki River Subway: Meijō Line Myōon-dōri 61.1 Horita Horita JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line Tokoname, Airport, and Kōwa, Chita New lines 62.2 Jingū-mae Nagoya City Tramway: Atsuta Line Atsuta Nagoya City Tramway JR-C: Chūō Main Line Kanayamabashi Nagoya City Tramway: Atsuta Line 64.4 Kanayama Subway: Meikō Line Subway: Meijō Line Horikawa Nagoya City Tramway Otōbashi Nagoya City Tramway JR-F: Nagoyakō Line JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen JR-C: Sannō S.B. 66.0 Sannō canal JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen JR-C: Kansai Main Line Aonami Line Yanagibashi Kintetsu: Nagoya Line Subway: Higashiyama Line Kintetsu Nagoya 68.0 Meitetsu Nagoya Nagoya(Subway/JR-C) Sakuradōri Line Subway; Higashiyama Line Oshikirimachi 69.9 Sakō JR-C: Nagoya depot 70.7 Higashi-Biwajima Shōnai River (71.3) Biwajima Junction Inuyama Line Shin-Unuma 71.6 Nishi-Biwajima JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen 72.2 Futatsuiri 72.8 Shinkawabashi Shinkawa depot 73.5 Sukaguchi Tsushima Line Bisai Line 74.3 Marunouchi Kiyosu Line ja Kiyosumachi 75.2 Shin-Kiyosu JR-C: Tōkaidō Shinkansen 77.5 Ōsato 78.8 Okuda 80.9 Kōnomiya 82.9 Shima-Ujinaga JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line 84.7 Myōkōji Bisai Line Higashi-Ichinomiya Ichinomiya Line ja 86.4 Meitetsu Ichinomiya JR-C: Owari-Ichinomiya Bisai Line/Okoshi Line ja 88.3 Imaise /Tamanoi 89.2 Iwato 91.2 Shin-Kisogawa Kisogawa/Kisogawabashi 92.1 Kuroda JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line 93.9 Kisogawa-zutsumi /Kisogawa-kō Aichi Prefecture Kiso River Gifu Prefecture Higashi-Kasamatsu Shin-Hashima Hashima Line Takehana Line 95.1 Kasamatsu 96.9 Ginan Sakai River Shimokawate Chajo depot 98.3 Chajo 98.7 Kanō JR-C: Tōkaidō Main Line JR-C: Takayama Main Line Gifu Gifu-Ekimae 99.8 Meitetsu Gifu Kakamigahara Line Gifu City Line ja
The Nagoya Main Line (名古屋本線 Nagoya Honsen ) is a railway line operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu), between Toyohashi Station, Toyohashi and Meitetsu Gifu, Gifu. All the stations accept Tranpass, a prepaid magnetic card.
The line is the main line of the operator. The line has rivaled Tōkaidō Main Line in the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area (Greater Nagoya). Local traffic on the Nagoya Line used to be much heavier than on the Tōkaidō Main Line, but since the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR), transforming into the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in this area, competition has become much stronger in the Chūkyō area into the competition became much more fierce.
Due to historical reasons, the line shares its track between Hirai Signal Box and Toyohashi Station with the JR Iida Line. The agreement between two companies prohibits Meitetsu to have more than 6 trains in one direction per hour on the 3.8 km of shared tracks. Consequently, local trains are unable to reach Toyohashi, instead, terminate at Ina Station.
Many branch lines of Meitetsu have through services to/from the Nagoya Line. Toyokawa, Nishio, Tokoname (which has its through services with Airport, Kōwa, Chita), and Inuyama lines all have through services bound for Meitetsu Nagoya, making the segment around the station extremely busy. Between Biwajima Junction and Kanayama, 26 trains go through per hour, even during less busy daytime services.
- Distance: 99.8 km (approx. 62.0 mi.)
- Stations: 60
- Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft. 6 in.)
- Quadruple: Jingū-mae to Kanayama
- Double: Hirai Signal Box to Jingū-mae, Kanayama to Kanō
- Single: Toyohashi to Hirai Signal Box (A shared track with JR Iida Line, virtually double-tracked), Kanō to Meitetsu-Gifu (Only a short section right before Meitetsu-Gifu.)
- Electric supply: 1,500 V DC
- Block system: Automatic
- Maximum speed at service: 120 km/h (85 km/h between Toyohashi and Hirai Signal Box.)
Abbreviations are tentative for this article.
- Lo: Local (普通 Futsū )
- SE: Semi Express (準急 Junkyū )
- Ex: Express (急行 Kyūkō )
- RE: Rapid Express (快速急行 Kaisoku Kyūkō )
- LE: Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū )
- RL: Rapid Limited Express (快速特急 Kaisoku Tokkyū )
For abbreviations of rapid trains, refer to the above section. For distances and connections, see the route diagram.
Some trains stop at stations signed with lower cases. At Sukaguchi, Limited Expresses only from Tsushima Line stop, shown as LE*.
For distances and transfers, see the route diagram.
Station Stop Location Toyohashi SM Ex RE LE RE Toyohashi Aichi Hirai Junction Toyokawa Ina Lo SM Ex RE le re Odabuchi Lo Kō Lo SM Ex RE LE re Goyu Lo Meiden Akasaka Lo Meiden Nagasawa Lo Motojuku Lo SM Ex RE Okazaki Meiden Yamanaka Lo Fujikawa Lo ex Miai Lo SM Ex RE le Otogawa Lo Higashi-Okazaki Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Okazakikōen-mae Station Lo Yahagibashi Lo SM ex re Utō Lo Shin-Anjō Lo SM Ex RE LE Anjō Ushida Lo sm ex Chiryū Chiryū Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Hitotsugi Lo Kariya Fujimatsu Lo Toyoake Lo SM ex Toyoake Zengo Lo SM Ex RE Chūkyō-keibajō-mae Lo SM Midori, Nagoya Arimatsu Lo SM ex Sakyōyama Lo sm Narumi Lo SM Ex RE le Moto-Hoshizaki Lo Minami, Nagoya Moto-Kasadera Lo sm ex Sakura Lo Yobitsugi Lo Horita Lo SM Ex RE Mizuho, Nagoya Jingū-mae Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Atsuta, Nagoya Kanayama Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Naka, Nagoya Sannō Lo ex Nakagawa, Nagoya Meitetsu Nagoya Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Nakamura, Nagoya Sakō Lo SM Ex re Nishi, Nagoya Higashi-Biwajima Lo Biwajima Junction Kiyosu Nishi-Biwajima Lo sm Futatsuiri Lo SM Shinkawabashi Lo Sukaguchi Lo SM Ex RE LE* Marunouchi Lo Shin-Kiyosu Lo SM Ex RE Ōsato Lo SM Ex Inazawa Okuda Lo Kōnomiya Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Shima-Ujinaga Lo Myōkōji Lo sm Ichinomiya Meitetsu Ichinomiya Lo SM Ex RE LE RE Imaise Lo Iwato Lo Shin-Kisogawa Lo SM Ex RE Kuroda Lo Kisogawa-zutsumi Lo Kasamatsu Lo SM Ex RE le re Kasamatsu, Hashima Gifu Ginan Lo Ginan, Hashima Chajo Lo Gifu Kanō Lo Meitetsu Gifu Lo SM Ex RE LE RE
- 1: Some trains of the marked line directly go through Nagoya Line bound for Meitetsu-Nagoya.
- 2: All trains of Inuyama line directly go through Nagoya Line bound for Meitetsu-Nagoya.
- 2: Some trains of Takehana line directly go through Nagoya Line bound for Meitetsu-Gifu.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 曽根, 悟 (September 2010), (in Japanese)週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc.) (8): 3, ISBN 9784023401389
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