Kashihara Line

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Kashihara Line
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Kintetsu Series 8400 Kashihara.jpg
A Kashihara Line train passing Yakushi-ji temple]
Overview
Native name 橿原線
Type Commuter rail
System Kintetsu Railway
Locale
Termini Yamato-Saidaiji
Kashiharajingu-mae
Stations 17
Operation
Opened April 1, 1921; 95 years ago (1921-04-01)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Character Commuter rail
Technical
Line length 23.8 km (14.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 240 m
Electrification
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]

The Kashihara Line (橿原線 Kashihara-sen?) is a 23.8 km north-south bound railway line in Nara Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a private railway operator. It connects Yamato-Saidaiji Station and Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

Service outline[edit]

Most Express and Limited Express trains operate to and from the Kyoto Line, and some Express services operate between Kyoto and Tenri via the line between Saidaiji and Hirahata Stations.

Stations[edit]

  • Local trains stop at every station.
No. Station Distance
(km)
Express Limited
Express
Transfers Location
Through section from Yamato-Saidaiji to Kyoto on the Kyoto Line
(Local trains, express trains, and limited express trains)
B26 Yamato-Saidaiji 0.0 O O Kyoto Line (through services available)
Nara Line (A26)
Nara Nara
B27 Amagatsuji 1.6 | |
B28 Nishinokyō 2.8 O[Note 1] O[Note 1]
B29 Kujō 4.0 | | Yamatokoriyama
B30 Kintetsu Kōriyama 5.5 O |
B31 Tsutsui 8.4 | |
B32 Hirahata 9.9 O | Tenri Line (H32) (through services available)
B33 Family Kōen Mae 10.9 | |
B34 Yūzaki 12.4 | | Kawanishi
B35 Iwami 13.8 | | Miyake
B36 Tawaramoto 15.9 O | Tawaramoto Line (I36: Nishi-Tawaramoto Station) Tawaramoto
B37 Kasanui 17.3 | |
B38 Ninokuchi 19.1 | | Kashihara
B39 Yamato-Yagi 20.5 O O Osaka Line (D39)
B40 Yagi-nishiguchi 20.5 O | Sakurai Line (Unebi Station)
B41 Unebigoryōmae 22.8 O |
B42 Kashiharajingū-mae 23.8 O O Minami Osaka Line (F42)
Yoshino Line (F42)
Through section from Hirahata to Tenri on the Tenri Line
(Local trains and express trains)
  1. ^ a b Express trains and Kyoto-Kashihara limited express trains stop during off-peak hours only.

History[edit]

The first section of the line, from Saidaiji Station (present-day Yamato-Saidaiji) to Kōriyama Station (present-day Kintetsu Kōriyama), opened on 1 April 1921.[1] The line was extended to Hirahata on 1 April 1922, and the section from Hirahata to Kashiharajingū-mae opened on 21 March 1923.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 127, 267. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.