Keihan Nakanoshima Line

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     Keihan Nakanoshima Line
Keihan Nakanoshima station001.jpg
Nakanoshima Station platforms, October 2008
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Osaka
Termini Temmabashi
Nakanoshima
Stations 5
Operation
Opening October 19, 2008
Owner Nakanoshima High Speed Railway Company
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Depot(s) none
Technical
Line length 3.0 km (1.9 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

The Keihan Nakanoshima Line (京阪中之島線 Keihan Nakanoshima-sen?) is a railway line operated by the Keihan Electric Railway in Osaka, Japan. It opened on October 19, 2008, and has a ruling grade of 1 in 25 (4%).

Services[edit]

The following services operate on the Nakanoshima Line, with through-running to/from the Keihan Main Line. All services stop at all stations on the Nakanoshima Line.[1]

  • Local (普通?): Nakanoshima - Kayashima, Demachiyanagi
  • Semi-Express (区間急行?): Nakanoshima - Kayashima, Hirakatashi / Kuzuha → Nakanoshima (rush hours only)
  • Sub Express (準急?): Nakanoshima - Demachiyanagi
  • Commuter Sub Express (通勤準急?): (weekday mornings only)
  • Rapid Express (快速急行?): (rush hours only)
  • Commuter Rapid Express (通勤快急?): from Demachiyanagi to Nakanoshima (weekday mornings only)

Stations[edit]

Station number Station name Distance (km) Location
KH54 Nakanoshima
(Osaka International Convention Center)
0.0 Kita-ku, Osaka
KH53 Watanabebashi 0.9
KH52 Ōebashi 1.4
KH51 Naniwabashi 2.0
KH03 Temmabashi 3.0 Chūō-ku, Osaka

History[edit]

  • July 10, 2001: Nakanoshima High Speed Railway Company was founded.
  • May 28, 2003: Construction work commenced.
  • November 13, 2006: New line and station names were officially announced.
  • October 31, 2007: Tunnelling was completed.
  • August 1, 2008: Test running commenced.[2]
  • October 19, 2008: Line opened.

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine, November 2008 issue: "中之島線開業にともなう新ダイヤの概要", p. 14-17
  2. ^ Keihan press release: "中之島線内で習熟訓練運転を開始しました" (Nakanoshima Driver Training Starts), (August 1, 2008). Retrieved on October 24, 2008. (Japanese)

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