Kintetsu Yoshino Line

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     Kintetsu Yoshino Line
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Nara Prefecture
Termini Kashihara-Jingūmae
Yoshino
Stations 16
Operation
Opening 25 October 1912
Owner Kintetsu
Technical
Line length 25.2 km (15.7 mi)
No. of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 160 m[1]
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]

The Kintetsu Yoshino Line (近鉄吉野線 Kintetsu Yoshino-sen?) is a railway line in Nara Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Corporation. It connects Kashihara-Jingūmae in Kashihara and Yoshino in Yoshino. All Express and Limited Express trains continue to and from Ōsaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line.

History[edit]

The Yoshino Railway (吉野鉄道?) Co. opened the Yoshino - Muda section in 1912, and extended the line to Kashiharajingū-mae in 1923, electrifying the entire line at 1500 VDC at that time.[1]

In 1929 the company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway Co., which merged with Kintetsu in 1944.

Freight services ceased in 1984, and CTC signalling was commissioned in 2001.

Stations[edit]

  • O: stop,
  • |: pass
  • (Express trains, local trains, and semi-express trains stop at every station.)
Station Japanese Distance (km) Limited Express Transfers Location
Kashiharajingū-mae 橿原神宮前 0.0 O Kashihara Nara Prefecture
Okadera 岡寺 1.1 |  
Asuka 飛鳥 2.2 O   Asuka, Takaichi District
Tsubosakayama 壺阪山 3.9 O   Takatori, Takaichi District
Ichio 市尾 6.0 |  
Kuzu 7.9 |   Gose
Yoshinoguchi 吉野口 9.5 O
Kusurimizu 薬水 11.2 |   Ōyodo, Yoshino District
Fukugami 福神 12.8 O  
Ōada 大阿太 14.6 |  
Shimoichiguchi 下市口 17.0 O  
Koshibe 越部 18.7 |  
Muda 六田 20.7 O  
Yamato-Kamiichi 大和上市 22.9 O   Yoshino, Yoshino District
Yoshino-Jingū 吉野神宮 23.7 O  
Yoshino 吉野 25.2 O

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.