Keihan Ōtō Line

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Keihan Ōtō Line
Number prefix Keihan lines.png
Keihan 2600 Series at Jingu-marutamachi Station.JPG
Keihan 2600 series EMU at Jingū-Marutamachi Station
Overview
Native name 京阪鴨東線
Locale Kyoto
Termini Sanjō
Demachiyanagi
Stations 3
Operation
Opened 5 October 1989
Owner Keihan Electric Railway
Technical
Line length 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)

The Ōtō Line (鴨東線 Ōtō-sen?) is a railway line in Kyoto that was opened on October 5, 1989 by the Keihan Electric Railway. The Ōtō Line re-established a rail connection between the Keihan Main Line and the Eizan Electric Railway, which had been severed when the Kyoto City streetcars ceased running in 1978. The line is operated as an extension of the Keihan Main Line.

The double-track line is situated below Kawabata Street, along the left (eastern) bank of the Kamo River.

Stations and connections[edit]

There are three stations on the Ōtō Line:

Station km Connection Location
Sanjō 0.0 Keihan Main Line (through trains)
Kyoto Municipal Subway: Tōzai Line - Sanjo Keihan
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Jingū-Marutamachi 1.0 Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
Demachiyanagi 2.3 Eizan Electric Railway: Eizan Main Line

References[edit]

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