Hankyu Arashiyama Line
|Hankyu Arashiyama Line|
Arashiyama Line train (6300 series)
|Rolling stock||6300 series EMU|
|Line length||4.1 km (2.5 mi)|
|No. of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead line|
|Operating speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
The Hankyu Arashiyama Line (嵐山線 Arashiyama-sen?) is a railway line in Kyoto, Japan, operated by private railway operator Hankyu Railway. It runs between Katsura and Arashiyama on the west side of the city, connecting the area along the line to the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line that runs east to central Kyoto and south to Osaka. The line is 4.1 km long.
Trains on the line mainly use 4-car Hankyu 6300 series electric multiple unit trains, which were originally built for limited express services on the main line from 1975 and refurbished for Arashiyama Line services from 2009.
|Transfers||Places of interest|
|HK-81||Katsura Station||桂||0.0||Hankyu Kyoto Main Line|
|HK-96||Kami-Katsura Station||上桂||1.4||Nishikyo Ward Office, Saihō-ji Temple|
|HK-97||Matsuo-taisha Station||松尾大社||2.8||Matsunoo Shrine, Umemiya Shrine|
|HK-98||Arashiyama Station||嵐山||4.1||Arashiyama Park|
The line opened in November 1928. One side of original double track was removed in 1944 for metal collection during the World War II. Crossing loops at both intermediate stations were built in 1950.
- JTB Timetable March 2010 issue, p. 841
- Keihanshin Kyūkō Dentetsu (1957). 京阪神急行電鉄五十年史 [Fifty-Year History of Keihanshin Kyūkō Dentetsu] (in Japanese). p. 55.