JR Kobe Line

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     JR Kobe Line
JR West 321 Series EMU 001.JPG
321 series on a local service
Overview
System Urban Network
Locale Osaka Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Osaka (Tōkaidō Line)
Himeji (San'yō Line)
Stations 38
Operation
Opening May 11, 1874 (as part of Tōkaidō Main Line)
March 13, 1988 (renamed as JR Kobe Line)
Owner JR West
Operator(s) JR West
JR Freight
Technical
Line length 87.9 km (54.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed 130 km/h (81 mph)

The JR Kobe Line (JR神戸線 JR Kōbe sen?) is the nickname of portions of the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Sanyō Main Line, between Osaka Station in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture and Himeji Station in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The line, along with the JR Kyoto Line and the Biwako Line, forms a contiguous service that is the main trunk of West Japan Railway Company's Urban Network commuter rail network in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area. The line also offers continuous service to the Gakkentoshi Line via the JR Tōzai Line.

Trains[edit]

  • Special Rapid Service (新快速 shin-kaisoku?)
    • Continuing service from the Kyoto Line, trains stop at Osaka, Amagasaki, Ashiya, Sannomiya, Kobe, Akashi, Nishi-Akashi, Kakogawa and Himeji. Service extends beyond Himeji on Sanyo Main Line to Aboshi and Ako Line to Banshu-Ako.
  • Rapid Service (快速 kaisoku?)
    • Continuing service from the Kyoto Line, trains stop at Osaka, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, Ashiya, Sumiyoshi, Rokkomichi, Sannomiya, Motomachi, Kobe, Hyōgo, Suma, Tarumi, Maiko and Akashi as rapid service trains and every station after Akashi as local trains. Service extends beyond Himeji on Sanyo Main Line to Aboshi and Ako Line to Banshu-Ako. In the morning and at night, trains pass Suma, Tarumi and Maiko.
  • Local trains (普通 futsu?)
    • Continuing service from the Kyoto Line at Osaka and the JR Tōzai Line at Amagasaki. Makes every stop to Nishi-Akashi, with some extended service to Kakogawa during rush hour.

Stations[edit]

Stations are listed from east to west.

●: Stops at all times,|: Skips at all times, ▲: Limited stops during rush hour

Official line name Station Japanese Distance (km) Stop Transfers Location
from Osaka Local Rapid Special Rapid Ward, city Prefecture
Through service to/from the JR Kyoto Line
Tōkaidō Main Line Osaka 大阪 - 0.0
JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line), Osaka Loop Line
Hankyu Kyoto Line, Hankyu Kobe Line, Hankyu Takarazuka Line (HK-01: Umeda Station)
Hanshin Main Line (Umeda Station)
Osaka Municipal Subway: Midosuji Line (M16: Umeda Station), Yotsubashi Line (Y11: Nishi-Umeda Station), Tanimachi Line (T20: Higashi-Umeda Station)
Kita-ku, Osaka Osaka
Tsukamoto 塚本 3.4 3.4
Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
Amagasaki 尼崎 4.3 7.7
JR Tōzai Line, JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line) Amagasaki Hyōgo
Tachibana 立花 3.0 10.7
Koshienguchi 甲子園口 2.2 12.9
Nishinomiya
Nishinomiya 西宮 2.5 15.4
Sakura Shukugawa さくら夙川 1.5 16.9
Ashiya 芦屋 2.3 19.2
Ashiya
Konan Yamate 甲南山手 1.4 20.6
Higashinada-ku, Kobe
Settsu-Motoyama 摂津本山 1.5 22.1
Sumiyoshi 住吉 1.6 23.6
Kobe New Transit: Rokko Island Line (R01)
Rokkomichi 六甲道 2.2 25.9
Nada-ku, Kobe
Nada 2.3 28.2
Sannomiya 三ノ宮 2.4 30.6
Hankyu Kobe Line, Kobe Kosoku Line (HK-16: Kobe Sannomiya Station)
Hanshin Main Line
Kobe New Transit: Port Island Line (P01)
Kobe Municipal Subway: Seishin-Yamate Line (S03: Sannomiya Station), Kaigan Line (K01: Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station)
Chuo-ku, Kobe
Motomachi 元町 0.8 31.4
Hanshin Main Line, Kobe Kosoku Line
Kobe 神戸 1.7 33.1
Hanshin Kobe Kosoku Line
Hankyu Kobe Kosoku Line
Kobe Municipal Subway: Kaigan Line (K04: Harborland Station)
Sanyo Main Line
Hyōgo 兵庫 1.8 34.9
Wadamisaki Line(Sanyo Main Line Wadamisaki Branch) Hyogo-ku, Kobe
Shin-Nagata 新長田 2.3 37.2
Kobe Municipal Subway: Seishin-Yamate Line (S09), Kaigan Line (K10) Nagata-ku, Kobe
Takatori 鷹取 1.0 38.2
Suma-ku, Kobe
Suma-Kaihinkōen 須磨海浜公園 0.9 39.1
Suma 須磨 1.3 40.4
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Sanyo Suma Station)
Shioya 塩屋 2.0 43.3
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Sanyo Shioya Station) Tarumi-ku, Kobe
Tarumi 垂水 2.9 46.2
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Sanyo Tarumi Station)
Maiko 舞子 2.0 48.2
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Maiko-koen Station)
Asagiri 朝霧 1.9 50.1
Akashi
Akashi 明石 2.4 52.5
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Sanyo Akashi Station)
Nishi Akashi 西明石 3.4 55.9
Sanyō Shinkansen
Okubo 大久保 2.8 58.7
Uozumi 魚住 3.5 62.2
Tsuchiyama 土山 3.1 65.3
Harima
Higashi-Kakogawa 東加古川 3.3 68.6
Kakogawa
Kakogawa 加古川 3.6 72.2
Kakogawa Line
Hoden 宝殿 3.3 75.5
Takasago
Sone 曽根 4.0 79.5
Himeji Bessho ひめじ別所 2.0 81.5
Himeji
Gochaku 御着 2.1 83.6
Himeji 姫路 4.3 87.9
Sanyō Main Line, Sanyō Shinkansen, Bantan Line, Kishin Line
Sanyo Railway Main Line (Sanyo Himeji Station)
Through service to/from the Sanyō Main Line and the Ako Line

Rolling stock[edit]

Local[edit]

  • 207 series (from 1991, through service with Fukuchiyama Line and katamachi Line via JR Tōzai Line)
  • 321 series (from 2005, through service with Fukuchiyama Line and katamachi Line via JR Tōzai Line)

Special Rapid and Rapid[edit]

Limited Express[edit]

Former[edit]

201 series, August 2004

See also[edit]