Keihanna Line

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Keihanna Line
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Kintetsu7000Series01.jpg
Kintetsu 7000 series trainset on the Keihanna Line
Overview
Other name(s)Yumehanna
Native nameけいはんな線
Type
System
Locale
TerminiNagata
Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
Stations8
Daily ridership61,538 daily (FY2016)[1]
Operation
OpenedOctober 1, 1986; 32 years ago (1986-10-01)
Owner
Operator(s)Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s)
  • Higashi-Hanazono
  • Tomigaoka
Rolling stock
Technical
Line length18.8 km (11.7 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification
Operating speed95 km/h (59 mph)

The Keihanna Line (けいはんな線, Keihanna-sen) is a railway line operated by Kintetsu Railway. There are through trains to the Chūō Line of Osaka Municipal Subway. The line name derives from a kanji acronym formed from Kyoto (), Osaka (), and Nara (), however the line is written in hiragana.

The line is the sole Kintetsu line with a third rail electrification system. Before 2015, it was the only Kintetsu line that had station numbers (the station numbers coming from the Chūō Line).

History[edit]

  • September 16, 1977 - Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co. (東大阪生駒鉄道, Higashiōsaka-Ikoma Tetsudō) was founded.
  • April 1, 1986 - Kintetsu merged with Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co.
  • October 1, 1986 - The Higashi-Osaka Line (東大阪線, Higashiōsaka-sen) from Nagata to Ikoma was opened and through operation to Osakako on the Chūō Line was started.
  • December 18, 1997 - The through operation was extended to Cosmosquare.
  • July 28, 1998 - Nara Ikoma Rapid Transit Railway Co., Ltd. (奈良生駒高速鉄道株式会社, Nara-Ikoma Kōsoku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) was founded.
  • October, 2000 - The construction of the Keihanna New Line (京阪奈新線, Keihanna Shinsen) started.
  • January, 2005 - The Keihanna New Line extension was officially named the "Keihanna Line (けいはんな線, Keihanna-sen)".
  • March 27, 2006 - The line from Ikoma to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka was opened and the Higashi-Osaka Line was renamed the Keihanna Line.

Stations[edit]

Through-service to/from Cosmosquare Station via the Osaka Metro Chūō Line
No. Station Distance (km) Connections Location
 C23  Nagata
長田
0.0

Osaka Metro logo 2.svgOsaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Osaka Metro Chūō Line

Higashiosaka, Osaka
 C24  Aramoto
荒本
1.2
 C25  Yoshita
吉田
3.0
 C26  Shin-Ishikiri
新石切
4.5
 C27  Ikoma
生駒
10.2 Ikoma Nara Prefecture
N/A Higashi-Ikoma Signal Station
東生駒信号場
11.2 No passengers
 C28  Shiraniwadai
白庭台
15.3
 C29  Gakken Kita-Ikoma
学研北生駒
16.1
N/A Tomigaoka Signal Station
登美ヶ丘信号場
17.9 No passengers
 C30  Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
学研奈良登美ヶ丘
18.8 Nara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "路線別駅別乗降人員" (PDF). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. November 8, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2017.

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