Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line

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Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
Number prefix Otsu lines.png
Hama-otsu sta02s3872.jpg
An Ishiyamadera-bound train approaching Hamaōtsu Station
Overview
Native name 京阪石山坂本線
Locale Shiga Prefecture
Operation
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line (京阪石山坂本線 Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto-sen?) is a railway line in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
OT01 Ishiyamadera 石山寺 - 0.0   Ōtsu, Shiga
OT02 Karahashimae 唐橋前 0.7 0.7  
OT03 Keihan Ishiyama 京阪石山 0.9 1.6  A  Biwako Line
OT04 Awazu 粟津 0.8 2.4  
OT05 Kawaragahama 瓦ヶ浜 0.4 2.8  
OT06 Nakanoshō 中ノ庄 0.5 3.3  
OT07 Zezehonmachi 膳所本町 0.5 3.8  
OT08 Nishiki 0.4 4.2  
OT09 Keihan Zeze 京阪膳所 0.5 4.7  A  Biwako Line
OT10 Ishiba 石場 0.8 5.5  
OT11 Shimanoseki 島ノ関 0.5 6.0  
OT12 Hamaōtsu 浜大津 0.7 6.7 Keihan Keishin Line
OT13 Miidera 三井寺 0.5 7.2  
OT14 Bessho 別所 0.8 8.0  
OT15 Ōjiyama 皇子山 0.5 8.5  B  Kosei Line
OT16 Ōmijingūmae 近江神宮前 0.6 9.1  
OT17 Minami-Shiga 南滋賀 0.9 10.0  
OT18 Shigasato 滋賀里 0.8 10.8  
OT19 Anō 穴太 1.5 12.3  
OT20 Matsunobamba 松ノ馬場 1.2 13.5  
OT21 Sakamoto 坂本 0.6 14.1 Sakamoto Cable

History[edit]

The Otsu Railway opened the Hamaotsu to Awazu section in 1913, electrified at 600 V DC.[1] The line was extended to Ishiyamadera (as single track) the following year.[citation needed]

The Hamaotsu to Miidera section opened in 1922 (dual track electrified), and in 1927 the company merged with a tourist boat operator to become the Biwako Railway & Steamship Co., which extended the line to Sakamoto the same year.[citation needed]

Keihan acquired the company in 1929 (and divested the steamship component immediately), connecting the line to its Keishin line in 1939.[citation needed]

The Awazu to Ishiyama section was double-tracked in 1943, but in 1945 the Sakamoto to Shigasato section was singled and the rails recycled for the Japanese war effort. The dual track was reinstated in 1947.[citation needed]

The voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in conjunction with the voltage upgrade on the Keishin line.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 253–254. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.