Sanyo Electric Railway

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The company logo since 2007
Sanyo Electric Railway headquarters in Nagata, Kobe, Hyogo
Sumaura-kōen Station

Sanyo Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (山陽電気鉄道株式会社 San'yō Denki-tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese private railway operating company based in western Hyōgo Prefecture. It runs local and express rail service between Himeji and Kobe, and also connects directly with Hanshin Main Line to Osaka.

Train lines[edit]

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2014, the company owns and operates the following train types.[1]

From fiscal 2015, new three-car 6000 series EMUs are scheduled to be introduced.[2]


Sanyo also operates bus service in Kobe (mainly Tarumi-ku) and Akashi.

Aerial lift[edit]


  1. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 157. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 
  2. ^ 山陽電気鉄道6000系、新型車両導入で3000系置換え - 直通特急運用にも対応 [Sanyo Electric Railway to introduce new 6000 series trains to replace 3000 series and also for use on direct limited express services]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.