Kintetsu Keihanna Line
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Kintetsu 7000 Series trainset on the Keihanna Line
|Locale||Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture
Ikoma and Nara, Nara Prefecture
|Opening||October 1, 1986|
Nara Ikoma Rapid Railway Co., Ltd.
|Rolling stock||7000 series EMU
7020 series EMU
Osaka Municipal Subway 20 series EMU
Osaka Municipal Subway 24 series EMU
|Line length||18.8 km (11.7 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC, third rail|
|Operating speed||95 km/h (59 mph)|
The Keihanna Line (けいはんな線 Keihanna-sen ) is a railway line operated by Kintetsu Corporation. There are through trains to the Chūō Line of Osaka Municipal Subway. The line name derives from a kanji acronym formed from Kyoto (京都), Osaka (大阪), and Nara (奈良), however the line is written in hiragana.
The line is the sole Kintetsu line with a third rail electrification system.
History of the Keihanna Line
- September 16, 1977 - Higahi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co. (東大阪生駒鉄道) was founded.
- April 1, 1986 - Kintetsu marged Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co.
- October 1, 1986 - The Higahi-Osaka Line (東大阪線) from Nagata to Ikoma was opened and the through operation to Osakako Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line started.
- December 18, 1997 - The through operation was extended to Cosmosquare Station.
- July 28, 1998 - Nara Ikoma Rapid Transit Railway Co., Ltd. (奈良生駒高速鉄道株式会社) was founded.
- October, 2000 - The construction of the Keihanna New Line (京阪奈新線) started.
- January, 2005 - The line was officially named "the Keihanna Line (けいはんな線)".
- March 27, 2006 - The line from Ikoma to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka was opened and the Higashi-Osaka Line was renamed the Keihanna Line.
Stations on the Keihanna Line
|—||Higashi-Ikoma Signal Station
|—||Tomigaoka Signal Station
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