Keihan Main Line

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Keihan 8000 series limited express (new color scheme)
Keihan 3000 series express (January 2009)
Keihan 7200 series Express (July 2009)
Keihan 8000 series K-limited express (August 2007)

The Keihan Main Line (京阪本線 Keihan-honsen?) is a railway line in Japan operated by Keihan Electric Railway. The line runs between Sanjō Station in Kyoto and Yodoyabashi Station in Osaka. There are through services to the Keihan Ōtō Line and the Keihan Nakanoshima Line. Trains from Kyoto to Osaka are treated as "down" trains, and from Osaka to Kyoto as "up" trains.

Route data[edit]

  • Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
  • Distance: 49.3 km (30.6 mi)
  • Maximum speed:110 km/h (70 mph)
  • Electrification: 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
  • Tracks

History[edit]

The Temmabashi - Kiyomizu-Gojo section opened as dual track, electrified at 1500VDC, in 1910, and was extended to Sanjo in 1915. The Temmabashi - Yodoyabashi section opened in 1963.

Train service[edit]

As of March 16, 2013, the following services are operated.[1]

Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?) (LE)
Commuter Rapid Express (通勤快急 Tsūkin Kaikyū?) (CRE) - "down" trains only, on weekday mornings
Rapid Express (快速急行 Kaisoku Kyūkō?) (RE)
Midnight Express (深夜急行 Shinya Kyūkō?) (ME) - "up" trains only
A train departs from Yodoyabashi for Kuzuha at 0:20 a.m. and passes Moriguchishi and Hirakata-kōen.
Express (急行 Kyūkō?) (Ex)
Commuter Sub-express (通勤準急 Tsūkin Junkyū?) (CSbE) - "down" trains only, on weekday mornings
Trains are operated from Demachiyanagi, Kuzuha, Hirakatashi to Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima in the morning and pass Moriguchishi.
Sub-express (準急 Junkyū?) (SbE)
Semi-express (区間急行 Kukan Kyūkō?) (SmE)
Local (普通 Futsū?)
Trains stop at all stations.
Operation in non-rush hours per hour
Limited express: 6 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Demachiyanagi
Express: 3 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Kuzuha
Sub. express: 3 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Demachiyanagi
Local: 6 round trips between Nakanoshima and Kayashima, of which 3 extend to Demachiyanagi

Stations[edit]

  • S: Trains stop.
  • s: limited stop
  • |, ↑, ↓: Trains pass.
  • ↑, ↓: Only one direction.
  • (M): Stations using melodies composed by musician Minoru Mukaiya in train departure announcements.
  • For train abbreviations, see above.
Line name Station number Station SmE SbE CSbE Ex ME RE CRE LE Location
Through section from Temmabashi:
L, SmE, SbE, CSbE, RE, CRE: to Nakanoshima on the Nakanoshima Line
Keihan Main Line KH01 Yodoyabashi (M) S S S S S S S Chūō-ku, Osaka Osaka Prefecture
KH02 Kitahama S S S S S S S
KH03 Temmabashi (M) S S S S S S S S
KH04 Kyōbashi (M) S S S S S S S S Miyakojima-ku, Osaka
KH05 Noe | | | | | Jōtō-ku, Osaka
KH06 Sekime | | | | |
KH07 Morishōji | | | | | Asahi-ku, Osaka
KH08 Sembayashi | | | | |
KH09 Takii | | | | | Moriguchi
KH10 Doi | | | | |
KH11 Moriguchi-shi (M) S S S S |
KH12 Nishisansō S | | | | Kadoma
KH13 Kadoma-shi S | | | |
KH14 Furukawabashi S | | | |
KH15 Ōwada S | | | |
KH16 Kayashima (M) S S S | | | Neyagawa
KH17 Neyagawashi S S S S S S S |
KH18 Kōrien (M) S S S S S S S |
KH19 Kōzenji S S S | | | Hirakata
KH20 Hirakata-kōen S S S S | |
KH21 Hirakatashi (M) S S S S S S S S
KH22 Gotenyama S S S | | |
KH23 Makino S S S | | |
KH24 Kuzuha (M) S S S S S S S S
KH25 Hashimoto S S | | | Yawata Kyoto Prefecture
KH26 Yawatashi (M) S S S | |
KH27 Yodo (Kyoto Racecourse) (M) S S s | s Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
KH28 Chūshojima (M) S S S S S S
KH29 Fushimi-Momoyama S S | | |
KH30 Tambabashi (M) S S S S S S
KH31 Sumizome S S | | |
KH32 Fujinomori S S | | |
KH33 Fukakusa (M) S S | | |
KH34 Fushimi-Inari S S S | |
KH35 Toba-kaidō S S | | | Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
KH36 Tōfukuji S S | | |
KH37 Shichijō S S S S S S
KH38 Kiyomizu-Gojō S S S | |
KH39 Gion-Shijō S S S S S S
KH40 Sanjō (M) S S S S S S
Ōtō Line
KH41 Jingū-Marutamachi S S S | | Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
KH42 Demachiyanagi (M) S S S S S S

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ [1] (Japanese)