Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line

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Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
Hama-otsu sta02s3872.jpg
An Ishiyamadera-bound train approaching Hamaōtsu Station
Overview
Locale Shiga Prefecture
Operation
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line (京阪石山坂本線 Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto-sen?) is a railway line in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Keihan Electric Railway.

Stations[edit]

Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
Ishiyamadera 石山寺 - 0.0   Ōtsu, Shiga
Karahashimae 唐橋前 0.7 0.7  
Keihan Ishiyama 京阪石山 0.9 1.6 Biwako Line
Awazu 粟津 0.8 2.4  
Kawaragahama 瓦ヶ浜 0.4 2.8  
Nakanoshō 中ノ庄 0.5 3.3  
Zezehonmachi 膳所本町 0.5 3.8  
Nishiki 0.4 4.2  
Keihan Zeze 京阪膳所 0.5 4.7 Biwako Line
Ishiba 石場 0.8 5.5  
Shimanoseki 島ノ関 0.5 6.0  
Hamaōtsu 浜大津 0.7 6.7 Keihan Keishin Line
Miidera 三井寺 0.5 7.2  
Bessho 別所 0.8 8.0  
Ōjiyama 皇子山 0.5 8.5 Kosei Line
Ōmijingūmae 近江神宮前 0.6 9.1  
Minami-Shiga 南滋賀 0.9 10.0  
Shigasato 滋賀里 0.8 10.8  
Anō 穴太 1.5 12.3  
Matsunobamba 松ノ馬場 1.2 13.5  
Sakamoto 坂本 0.6 14.1 Sakamoto Cable

History[edit]

The Otsu Railway Co. opened the Hamaotsu - Awazu section, dual track and electrified at 600 VDC, in 1913,[1] and extended the line to Ishiyamadera (as single track) the following year.

The Hamaotsu - Miidera section opened in 1922 (dual track electrified), and in 1927 the company merged with a tourist boat operator to become the Biwako Railway & Steamship Co., which extended the line to Sakamoto the same year.

Keihan acquired the company in 1929 (and divested the steamship component immediately), connecting the line to its Keishin line in 1939.

The Awazu - Ishiyama section was duplicated in 1943, but in 1945 the Sakamoto - Shigasato section was returned to single track and the rails recycled for the Japanese war effort. The dual trsck was reinstated in 1947.

The voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in conjunction with the voltage upgrade on the Keishin line.

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 253–254. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.