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|Opened||December 20, 1925|
|Line length||8.2 km (5.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Electrification||Overhead, 1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The Suzuka Line (, Kintetsu Suzuka-sen) is a railway line of the Japanese private railway company Kintetsu Railway, connecting Ise-Wakamatsu Station (Suzuka, Mie) and Hiratach? Station (Suzuka, Mie Prefecture) in Japan.
The line connects with the Nagoya Line at Ise-Wakamatsu Station.
Students and factory workers make up the majority of the line's ridership and trains are generally only crowded during rush hour.
The Suzuka Line was originally built by Ise Electric Railway (Iseden) in the 1920s and was known as the Iseden Kambe Line (, Iseden Kambe-sen)) and for many years the track ended at Ise-Kambe Station (what is now Suzukashi Station). Steam locomotives were used on the line for its first two years of operation but were soon replaced when the line was electrified in 1927. Though the line was built by Iseden, ownership of the Kambe Line was passed between various railway companies during the late 1930s and early 1940s due to many mergers occurring within the Japanese private railway industry at that time. It came under the ownership of Kintetsu in 1944.
Kintetsu made some improvements to the line in the late 1950s and 1960s. The track gauge on the line, originally was widened to () so that it could connect directly with the Nagoya Line, also widened to at that time. A few years later, the line was extended, two new stations were built, and Hiratach? Station became the new terminus. It was at this time that the line received its current name.
LO Local (; futs?)
EX Express (; ky?k?)
|?||Trains stop here|
|Ise-Wakamatsu||0.0||Kintetsu: Nagoya Line||?||?||Suzuka||Mie|