北鉄石川線が終わりますHokuriku Tetsudō will closeFermeture de Hokuriku Tetsudō

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北陸新聞と北鉄石川線が終わります. 車ない学生は北陸先端科学技術大学院大学から金沢に行きたいのでどするんですか?石川で住んでいる時善く乗りました。(なかのブログから)

According to the Hokoku Shinbun, the local train line Hokuriku Tetsudō will close. How will students who don’t have a car go from JAIST to Kanazawa? When I lived in Ishikawa, I often rode that train.

Selon le journal local Hokoku Shinbun, la ligne de train locale Hokuriku Tetsudō va fermer. Comment les étudiants qui n’ont pas de voiture vont ils aller de JAIST à Kanazawa ? Lorsque je vivais à Ishikawa, je prenais souvent ce train.

4 thoughts on “北鉄石川線が終わりますHokuriku Tetsudō will closeFermeture de Hokuriku Tetsudō

  1. As far as I can understand, they are talking only about 2.1 km part from Tsurugi to Kaga Ichinomiya… Don’t know if you ever took it, I did it once or so for New Year’s celebration at the local temple. Apparently, these three days are the only time of the year when this particular bit gets busy. They say they’d have like 4 or 5 passengers otherwise.

    Way back in the past, as you probably know, the line used to cut much deeper up the Tedori valley (I wouldn’t be surprised if today’s cycling path overlapped with the old track), it also reached the base of the JAIST hill and further on… there is an exposition at the Tsurugi station displaying all those ekis which ceased to exist. Now it’s going to get a bit larger and Tsurugi station is going to turn into a proper terminus. It already was for most trains anyway.

    Another very, very tiny bit of old rural Japan disappears. Who knows, maybe one day they will close the whole line, but today I cannot imagine it. It would hurt too many commuters in the prefecture.

    Thanks for posting it anyway, great memories, and a curious piece of news!

  2. Thanks for the update, that makes more sense. I never took the train to go to Kaga Ichinomiya. The cherry tree path is indeed a old train line, you could still see some part of the power lines near the Tengu bridge.

  3. More than that, there is actually a piece of old station preserved in one of the villages – this is the finish place of the annual ekiden. Complete with with a piece of railway track, if I remember correctly, and a plate with station name. But what I had in mind was not the section which crossed Tedori river in the direction of today’s JAIST, but the part which went further from Kaga Ichinomiya towards Sena Kogen and Ichirino, don’t know exactly how far. There is a cycling path you took several times. I wondered if this also overlaps with the old railway.

  4. Oh, that direction. I did never pass that railway station, it could be that the tedori-gawa canyon road partly uses the space where the train ran. That would also explain some abandoned bridge pillars.

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