Kintetsu Kyoto Line

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Kyoto Line
Kintetsu-12600 001 JPN.JPG
A limited express train
Overview
Type heavy rail
Locale Kyoto Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Termini Kyoto
Yamato-Saidaiji
Stations 26
Operation
Opening November 3, 1928
Owner Kintetsu Corporation
Operator(s) Kintetsu Corporation
Depot(s) Saidaiji
Shin-Tanabe
Miyazu
Technical
Line length 34.6 km (21.5 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 1,500 volts DC, overhead lines
Operating speed 105 km/h (65 mph)
Route map
Lines of Kintetsu unless noted

JR West lines
0.0 Kyoto
JR Central Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Hachijōabandoned in 1946
0.9 Tōji Subway: Kujō
Kyoto Tram Kujō Line
1.5 Jūjō Subway: Jūjō
2.5 Kamitobaguchi
Kamo River
Subway: Kuinabashi
Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line
Kyoto Municipal Subway Takeda Depot
3.6 Takeda
4.9 Fushimi
Keihan Railway Keihan Main Line to Demachiyanagi
JNR Nara Line old route
6.0 Kintetsu Tambabashi Keihan: Tambabashi
6.5 Momoyamagoryōmae Keihan: Fushimi Momoyama
Keihan Railway Uji Line Left: Chūshojima
Yodo-Gawa BridgeUji River
8.6 Mukaijima
11.4 Ogura
JR West Nara Line
12.7 Iseda
13.6 Ōkubo JR West: Shinden
14.6 Kutsukawa
JR West Nara Line
15.9 Terada
17.4 Tonoshō
Kizu-Gawa BridgeKizu River
Kizugawaabandoned in 1974
Saidaiji Inspection Area Shin-Tanabe Depot
JR West Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line) to Kyōbashi
19.6 Shin-Tanabe JR West: Kyōtanabe
21.1 Kōdo JR West: Dōshisha-mae
22.4 Miyamaki JR West: JR Miyamaki
23.1 Kintetsu Miyazu
Saidaiji Inspection Area Miyazu Depot
24.4 Komada JR West: Shimokoma
26.7 Shin-Hōsono JR West: Hōsono
28.2 Kizugawadai
to Kizu
29.2 Yamadagawa
Kyoto/Nara border
30.8 Takanohara
33.5 Heijō
Nara Line to Osaka Namba
34.6 Yamato-Saidaiji
Kashihara Line
Saidaiji Inspoction Area Saidaiji Depot
Nara Line
Kintetsu Nara
Kashihara Line through to Kashiharajingū-mae

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.

History[edit]

The Kyoto Line was built by Nara Electric Railway (奈良電気鉄道 Nara Denki Tetsudō?) in 1928 as dual track electrified at 600 VDC. 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 the Keihan Electric Railway in 1945, and acquired by Kintetsu in 1963. Between 1945 and 1968, there were through services with the Keihan Main Line using crossovers at Tambabashi. The line voltage was increased to 1500 VDC in 1969, and in 1988 through services with the Karasuma Line were introduced.

Stations[edit]

  • 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
Stations SE Ex LE Location
Kyoto 京都 S S S Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto Kyoto
Tōji 東寺 S S | Minami-ku, Kyoto
Jūjō 十条 | | |
Kamitobaguchi 上鳥羽口 | | | Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Takeda 竹田 S S |
Fushimi 伏見 | | |
Kintetsu Tambabashi 近鉄丹波橋 S S S
Momoyamagoryōmae 桃山御陵前 S S |
Mukaijima 向島 S | |
Ogura 小倉 S | | Uji
Iseda 伊勢田 S | |
Ōkubo 大久保 S S |
Kutsukawa 久津川 S | | Jōyō
Terada 寺田 S | |
Tonoshō 富野荘 S | |
Shin-Tanabe 新田辺 S S | Kyōtanabe
Kōdo 興戸   M |
Miyamaki 三山木 M |
Kintetsu Miyazu 近鉄宮津 M |
Komada 狛田 | | Seika
Shin-Hōsono 新祝園 S |
Kizugawadai 木津川台 | |
Yamadagawa 山田川 | |
Takanohara 高の原 S X Nara Nara
Heijō 平城 | |
Yamato-Saidaiji 大和西大寺 S S

Trains down to

References[edit]

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

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