Kintetsu Tenri Line

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The Kintetsu Tenri Line (近鉄天理線 Kintetsu Tenri sen?) is a railway line of Kintetsu Corporation in Nara Prefecture, Japan connecting Hirahata Station in Yamato-Kōriyama and Tenri Station in Tenri. The line has four stations including the terminal Tenri and the transfer station Hirahata. It is mainly used by commuters in the morning and evening, as well as by followers of Tenrikyo, headquartered in Tenri, especially during festivals of the religion.

Route data[edit]

History[edit]

The Tenri Light Railway Co. opened a 762mm gauge line from its namesake town to Horyuji on the Kansai Main Line in 1915.

The Osaka Electric Railway Co. acquired the line in 1921, the year it opened the Kashihara Line, which connected at Hirahata. The following year the line was converted to 1435mm gauge and electrified at 600 VDC. That company merged with Kintetsu in 1944.

The Hirahata - Horyuji section closed in 1952, and in 1969 the voltage was raised to 1500 VDC. The line was duplicated in 1988.

Stations[edit]

Express trains and Local trains stop at every station on the Tenri Line.

Station Distance
(km)
Connections Location
Hirahata 0.0 Kashihara Line Yamatokoriyama Nara Prefecture
Nikaido 1.3 Tenri
Senzai 3.2
Tenri 4.5 JR West Sakurai Line (Man-yō Mahoroba Line)

References[edit]

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