Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway

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A Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway 7000 series train in 2008

The Hokushin Kyuko Railway Co., Ltd. (北神急行電鉄株式会社, Hokushin Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a private railway company in Kobe, Japan. Its headquarters are in Kita-ku, Kobe. Investors in the company include Hankyu Railway and Kobe Electric Railway, and it is a subsidiary of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings.

Operations[edit]

The Hokushin Line is Hokushin Kyuko's only passenger line. The 7.5-kilometre (4.7 mi) line is owned by Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway and has two stations, Tanigami in Kita-ku and Shin-Kobe in Chūō-ku. Hokushin Line trains continue on the Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line.

Stations[edit]

No. Station name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
 S01  Tanigami 谷上 0.0 KB Shintetsu Arima Line (KB10) Kita-ku, Kobe
 S02  Shin-Kobe 新神戸 7.5 Shinkansen jrw.svg San'yō Shinkansen Chūō-ku, Kobe
Through services to/from Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line

History[edit]

The Hokushin Line opened on 2 April 1988, including the 7,179m Hokushin Tunnel.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 154. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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