JR Kobe Line

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JR Kobe Line
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JR West 321 Series EMU 001.JPG
321 series on a local service
Overview
Native name JR神戸線
System Urban Network
Locale Osaka Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Osaka (Tokaido Main Line)
Himeji (Sanyo Man Line)
Stations 38
Operation
Opened May 11, 1874 (as part of Tokaido Main Line)
March 13, 1988 (renamed as JR Kobe Line)
Owner JR West
Operator(s) JR West
JR Freight
Technical
Line length 87.9 km (54.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed 130 km/h (81 mph)

The JR Kobe Line (JR神戸線 JR Kōbe sen?) is the nickname of portions of the Tokaido Main Line and the Sanyo Main Line, between Osaka Station in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture and Himeji Station in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The line, along with the JR Kyoto Line and the Biwako Line, forms a contiguous service that is the main trunk of West Japan Railway Company's Urban Network commuter rail network in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area. The line also offers continuous service to the Gakkentoshi Line via the JR Tōzai Line. It was damaged during the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake.[1]

Trains[edit]

  • Special Rapid Service (新快速 shin-kaisoku?)
    • Continuing service from the Kyoto Line, trains stop at Osaka, Amagasaki, Ashiya, Sannomiya, Kobe, Akashi, Nishi-Akashi, Kakogawa and Himeji. Service extends beyond Himeji on Sanyo Main Line to Aboshi, Kamigori and Ako Line to Banshu-Ako.
  • Rapid Service (快速 kaisoku?)Continuing service from the Kyoto Line, trains stop at Osaka, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, Ashiya, Sumiyoshi, Rokkomichi, Sannomiya, Motomachi, Kobe, Hyōgo, Suma, Tarumi, Maiko and Akashi as rapid service trains and every station after Akashi as local trains. Service extends beyond Himeji on Sanyo Main Line to Aboshi, Kamigori and Ako Line to Banshu-Ako. In the morning and at night, trains pass Suma, Tarumi and Maiko.
  • Local trains (普通 futsu?)
    • Continuing service from the Kyoto Line at Osaka and the JR Tōzai Line at Amagasaki. Makes every stop to Nishi-Akashi, with some extended service to Kakogawa during rush hour.

Stations[edit]

Stations are listed from east to west.

●: Trains stop at all times,|: Trains pass at all times, ▲: Eastbound trains pass in the morning

Official line name No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Stop Transfers Location
from Osaka Local Rapid Special Rapid Ward, city Prefecture
Through service to/from the JR Kyoto Line
Tokaido Main Line JR-A47 Osaka 大阪 - 0.0
 A  JR Kyoto Line (Tokaido Main Line)
 G  JR Takarazuka Line
 O  Osaka Loop Line
 H  JR Tōzai Line (Kitashinchi Station)
Number prefix Hankyu Kobe line.png Hankyu Kobe Main Line, Number prefix Hankyū Takarazuka line.png Hankyu Takarazuka Main Line, Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (HK-01:Umeda Station)
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line (HS 01:Umeda Station)
Midosuji Line Logo.svg Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line (M16: Umeda Station)
Tanimachi Line Logo.svg Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line (T20: Higashi-Umeda Station)
Yotsubashi Line Logo.svg Osaka Municipal Subway Yotsubashi Line (Y11: Nishi-Umeda Station)
Kita-ku, Osaka Osaka
JR-A48 Tsukamoto 塚本 3.4 3.4
Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
JR-A49 Amagasaki 尼崎 4.3 7.7
 G  JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line)
 H  JR Tōzai Line
Amagasaki Hyōgo
JR-A50 Tachibana 立花 3.0 10.7
JR-A51 Koshienguchi 甲子園口 2.2 12.9
Nishinomiya
JR-A52 Nishinomiya 西宮 2.5 15.4
JR-A53 Sakura Shukugawa さくら夙川 1.5 16.9
JR-A54 Ashiya 芦屋 2.3 19.2
Ashiya
JR-A55 Konan Yamate 甲南山手 1.4 20.6
Higashinada-ku, Kobe
JR-A56 Settsu-Motoyama 摂津本山 1.5 22.1
JR-A57 Sumiyoshi 住吉 1.6 23.6
Kobe New Transit: Rokko Island Line (R01)
JR-A58 Rokkomichi 六甲道 2.2 25.9
Nada-ku, Kobe
JR-A59 Maya[Note 1] 摩耶 1.4 27.3
JR-A60 Nada 0.9 28.2
JR-A61 Sannomiya 三ノ宮 2.4 30.6
Number prefix Hankyu Kobe line.png Hankyu Kobe Line,Number prefix Hankyu Kobe line.png Kobe Kosoku Line (HK-16: Kobe Sannomiya Station)
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line (HS 32: Kobe Sannomiya Station)
Kobe New Transit: Port Island Line (P01)
Subway KobeSeishin.svg Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line (S03: Sannomiya Station)
Subway KobeKaigan.svg Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line (K01: Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station)
Chuo-ku, Kobe
JR-A62 Motomachi 元町 0.8 31.4
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line, Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Kobe Kosoku Line (HS 33)
JR-A63 Kobe 神戸 1.7 33.1
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Kobe Kosoku Line, Hankyu Kobe Kosoku Line (HS 35: Kōsoku Kōbe Station)
Subway KobeKaigan.svg Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line (K04: Harborland Station)
Sanyo Main Line
JR-A64 Hyōgo 兵庫 1.8 34.9
Wadamisaki Line(Sanyo Main Line Wadamisaki Branch) Hyogo-ku, Kobe
JR-A65 Shin-Nagata 新長田 2.3 37.2
Kobe Municipal Subway:Subway KobeSeishin.svg Seishin-Yamate Line (S09), Subway KobeKaigan.svg Kaigan Line (K10) Nagata-ku, Kobe
JR-A66 Takatori 鷹取 1.0 38.2
Suma-ku, Kobe
JR-A67 Suma-Kaihinkōen 須磨海浜公園 0.9 39.1
JR-A68 Suma 須磨 1.3 40.4
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 06: Sanyo Suma Station)
JR-A69 Shioya 塩屋 2.0 43.3
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 08: Sanyo Shioya Station) Tarumi-ku, Kobe
JR-A70 Tarumi 垂水 2.9 46.2
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 11: Sanyo Tarumi Station)
JR-A71 Maiko 舞子 2.0 48.2
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 13: Maiko-koen Station)
JR-A72 Asagiri 朝霧 1.9 50.1
Akashi
JR-A73 Akashi 明石 2.4 52.5
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 17: Sanyo Akashi Station)
JR-A74 Nishi Akashi 西明石 3.4 55.9
Shinkansen jrw.svg Sanyō Shinkansen
JR-A75 Okubo 大久保 2.8 58.7
JR-A76 Uozumi 魚住 3.5 62.2
JR-A77 Tsuchiyama 土山 3.1 65.3
Harima
JR-A78 Higashi-Kakogawa 東加古川 3.3 68.6
Kakogawa
JR-A79 Kakogawa 加古川 3.6 72.2
 I  Kakogawa Line
JR-A80 Hoden 宝殿 3.3 75.5
Takasago
JR-A81 Sone 曽根 4.0 79.5
JR-A82 Himeji Bessho ひめじ別所 2.0 81.5
Himeji
JR-A83 Gochaku 御着 2.1 83.6
JR-A84 Higashi-Himeji[Note 1] 東姫路 2.4 86.0
JR-A85 Himeji 姫路 1.9 87.9
Shinkansen jrw.svg Sanyo Shinkansen
 A  Sanyo Main Line
 J  Bantan Line
 K  Kishin Line
SY Sanyo Railway Main Line (SY 43: Sanyo Himeji Station)
Through service to/from the Sanyo Main Line and the Ako Line
  1. ^ a b New station opening 26 March 2016

Rolling stock[edit]

Local[edit]

  • 207 series (from 1991, through service with Fukuchiyama Line and katamachi Line via JR Tōzai Line)
  • 321 series (from 2005, through service with Fukuchiyama Line and katamachi Line via JR Tōzai Line)

Special Rapid and Rapid[edit]

225-100 series on a rapid service, July 2016

Limited Express[edit]

Former[edit]

201 series, August 2004

References[edit]

See also[edit]