Kintetsu Kyoto Line
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A limited express train
|Opening||November 3, 1928|
|Line length||34.6 km (21.5 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1,500 volts DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||105 km/h (65 mph)|
The Kyoto Line (京都線 Kyōto-sen?) of Kintetsu Corporation is a railway line connecting cities of Kyoto, Uji and Nara. The line competes with the Nara Line of West Japan Railway Company which also connects those cities.
Many trains on the line continue to the Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara or the Kashihara Line via Yamato-Saidaiji Station. The line also provides the through train services with the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway.
The Kyoto Line was built by Nara Electric Railway (奈良電気鉄道 Nara Denki Tetsudō?) in 1928. The track between Kyoto Station and Horiuchi Station (present-day Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station) was placed on the site of a removed railway, which had been rerouted and is now called the JR Nara Line.
The railway provided the through services to the lines of Kintetsu (originally, Osaka Electric Tramway) from the beginning and was merged into Kintetsu in 1963. Between 1945 and 1968, there were through services with the Keihan Main Line using crossovers at Tambabashi. In 1988, the through services with the Karasuma Line was introduced.
- S: All trains stop
- M: Only express trains operated from Kyoto to Kintetsu Miyazu stop
- X: limited stops of limited express trains (northbound in the morning and southbound in the evening and night)
- |: Trains pass
- Local trains stop at every station between Kyoto and Yamato-Saidaiji.
- SE: Semi-Express
- Ex: Express
- LE: Limited Express
Trains down to
- Local: Nara, Kashiharajingū-mae
- Express: Nara, Tenri, Kashiharajingū-mae
- Limited Express: Nara, Kashiharajingū-mae, Kashikojima