Kyoto Line (Kintetsu)

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Kyoto Line
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Kintetsu-12600 001 JPN.JPG
A limited express train
Overview
Native name 京都線
Type
System Kintetsu Railway
Locale Kyoto Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Termini Kyoto
Yamato-Saidaiji
Stations 26
Line number  B 
Operation
Opened November 3, 1928; 88 years ago (1928-11-03)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Character
  • Heavy rail
  • Commuter rail
Depot(s)
  • Shin-Tanabe
  • Saidaiji
  • Miyazu
Technical
Line length 34.6 km (21.5 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification
Operating speed 105 km/h (65 mph)
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Kintetsu Lines unless noted

Kyoto Municipal Subway
Karasuma Line
JR-West lines
B01 Kyoto 0.0
Tokaido Shinkansen
closed 1946 Hachijō
B02 Tōji 0.9
Kujō
Kyoto Tram
Kujō Line
B03 Jūjō 1.5
Jūjō
B04 Kamitobaguchi 2.5
Kamo River
Kamo River
Kuinabashi
Takeda Depot
B05 Takeda 3.6
4.9 Fushimi B06
Keihan Main Line
to Demachiyanagi
original JNR Nara Line
Tambabashi
6.0 Kintetsu Tambabashi B07
Fushimi Momoyama
6.5 Momoyamagoryōmae B08
Keihan Uji Line
Yodo-Gawa Bridge
over Uji River
8.6 Mukaijima B09
B10 Ogura 11.4
B11 Iseda 12.7
JR-West Nara Line
B12 Ōkubo 13.6
Shinden
B13 Kutsukawa 14.6
JR-West Nara Line
B14 Terada 15.9
B15 Tonoshō 17.4
Kizu-Gawa Bridge
over Kizu River
closed 1974 Kizugawa
Shin-Tanabe Depot
JR-West Katamachi Line
to Kyōbashi
Kyōtanabe
19.6 Shin-Tanabe B16
Dōshisha-mae
21.1 Kōdo B17
JR Miyamaki
22.4 Miyamaki B18
 
Miyazu
23.1
 
Kintetsu
Depot
 
Miyazu
 
B19
Shimokoma
24.4 Komada B20
Hōsono
26.7 Shin-Hōsono B21
28.2 Kizugawadai B22
JR-West Katamachi Line
to Kizu
29.2 Yamadagawa B23
Kyoto Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
30.8 Takanohara B24
33.5 Heijō B25
Nara Line
to Osaka Namba
34.6 Yamato-Saidaiji B26
Kintetsu Nara
Nara Line
A28
Kashihara Line
to Kashiharajingū-mae
Saidaiji Depot

The Kyoto Line (京都線 Kyōto sen?) is a Japanese railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a private railway operator. It connects the cities of Kyoto, Uji, and Nara, and competes with the Nara Line of West Japan Railway Company (JR-West), which also connects those cities.

Many trains on the line continue to the Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara Station or the Kashihara Line via Yamato-Saidaiji Station. The line also provides the through train services with the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway.

Stations[edit]

  • S: All trains stop
  • M: Only express trains operated from Kyoto to Kintetsu Miyazu stop
  • X: limited stop of limited express trains (northbound in the morning and southbound in the evening and night)
  • |: Trains pass
  • Local trains stop at every station between Kyoto and Yamato-Saidaiji.
  • SE: Semi-express
  • Ex: Express
  • LE: Limited express
No. Name Japanese SE Ex LE Location
B01 Kyōto 京都 S S S Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture
B02 Tōji 東寺 S S | Minami-ku, Kyoto
B03 Jūjō 十条 | | |
B04 Kamitobaguchi 上鳥羽口 | | | Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
B05 Takeda 竹田 S S |
B06 Fushimi 伏見 | | |
B07 Kintetsu Tambabashi 近鉄丹波橋 S S S
B08 Momoyamagoryōmae 桃山御陵前 S S |
B09 Mukaijima 向島 S | |
B10 Ogura 小倉 S | | Uji
B11 Iseda 伊勢田 S | |
B12 Ōkubo 大久保 S S |
B13 Kutsukawa 久津川 S | | Jōyō
B14 Terada 寺田 S | |
B15 Tonoshō 富野荘 S | |
B16 Shin-Tanabe 新田辺 S S | Kyōtanabe
B17 Kōdo 興戸 M |
B18 Miyamaki 三山木 M |
B19 Kintetsu Miyazu 近鉄宮津 M |
B20 Komada 狛田 | | Seika
B21 Shin-Hōsono 新祝園 S |
B22 Kizugawadai 木津川台 | |
B23 Yamadagawa 山田川 | |
B24 Takanohara 高の原 S X Nara Nara Prefecture
B25 Heijō 平城 | |
B26 Yamato-Saidaiji 大和西大寺 S S

Trains down to

History[edit]

The Kyoto Line was built by Nara Electric Railway (奈良電気鉄道 Nara Denki Tetsudō?) in November 1928 as dual track electrified at 600 V DC. The track between Kyoto Station and Horiuchi Station (present-day Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station) was placed on the site of a removed railway, which had been rerouted and is now called the JR Nara Line.[1]

The railway provided the through services to the lines of Kintetsu (originally, Osaka Electric Tramway) from the beginning. As of September 1961, Kintetsu was the largest shareholder of Nara Electric Railway with 980,000 shares out of the company's 1.9 million shares, while Keihan Electric Railway owned 710,000 shares. Through a deal between the two major shareholders, the shares owned by Keihan were transferred to Kintetsu in April 1962 and the company was merged into Kintetsu from October 1963.[1]

Between 1945 and 1968, there were through services with the Keihan Main Line using crossovers at Tambabashi.[2] The line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1969, and in 1988 through services with the Karasuma Line were introduced.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ a b Takayama, Reizō (December 1992). "奈良電の時代" [The Era of Naraden]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). No. 569. Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudōtosho Kankōkai. p. 124. 
  2. ^ Teramoto, Mitsuteru (December 1991). "京阪 列車・運転の移り変わり" [Transition of Keihan trains and operation]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). No. 553. Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudōtosho Kankōkai. p. 94. 

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