Nara Line (Kintetsu)

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For the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Nara Line, see Nara Line.
Nara Line
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Overview
Native name 奈良線
Type
System Kintetsu Railway
Locale
Termini Fuse Station
Kintetsu Nara Station
Stations 19
Line number  A 
Operation
Opened April 30, 1914; 102 years ago (1914-04-30)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Character
  • Heavy rail
  • Commuter rail
Depot(s) Higashi-Hanazono
Saidaiji
Technical
Track length 26.7 km (16.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification
Operating speed 105 km/h (65 mph)
Nara Line Route map
Lines of Kintetsu unless noted

Hanshin: Hanshin Namba Line (left)
Osaka Municipal Subway: Sennichimae Line (right)
JR West: Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)
JR Namba
Osaka Municipal Subway: Yotsubashi Line
6.1
0.0
A01 Osaka Namba (Osaka Municipal Subway: Namba)
Osaka Municipal Subway: Midōsuji Line
Nankai: Nankai Main, Koya lines (Namba)
Namba Line
Osaka Municipal Subway: Sakaisuji Line
Nippombashi
5.3
0.8
A02 Kintetsu Nippombashi
Osaka Municipal Subway: Tanimachi Line
Tanimachi Kyūchōme
4.1
2.0
A03 Osaka Uehommachi
Down arrow Osaka Line
JR West: Osaka Loop Line
3.0
3.1
A04 Tsuruhashi
1.3
4.8
A05 Imazato
0.0
6.1
A06 Fuse
Down arrow Nara Line Left arrow Osaka Line
JR West: Osaka Higashi Line
JR Kawachi-Eiwa
0.8
6.9
A07 Kawachi-Eiwa
1.6
7.7
A08 Kawachi-Kosaka
2.4
8.5
A09 Yaenosato
Yaenosato Depot abandoned in 1967
Kinki Expressway
Tamagawa Workshop abandoned 1982
4.1
10.2
A10 Wakae-Iwata
5.0
11.1
A11 Kawachi-Hanazono
5.8
11.9
A12 Higashi-Hanazono
Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Depot
7.0
13.1
A13 Hyōtan-yama
8.3
14.4
A14 Hiraoka
9.0
15.1
A15 Nukata
Keihanna Line
10.1
16.2
A16 Ishikiri
10.6
16.7
Kusaezaka abandoned in 1964
New Ikoma Tunnel (3,494m)
Ikoma Tunnel
Osaka
Nara
Ikoma Cable (Toriimae)
14.2
20.3
A17 Ikoma
Ikoma Line
15.4
21.5
A18 Higashi-Ikoma Higashi-Ikoma Signal Box
Keihanna Line to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Higashi-Ikoma Depot
New Ōtani Tunnel
17.7
23.8
A19 Tomio
19.1
25.2
A20 Gakuen-mae
20.1
26.2
A21 Ayameike
Kyoto Line
22.3
28.4
A26 Yamato-Saidaiji
Kashihara Line
Saidaiji Inspection Depot
(Extra) Camp Car 1947-1951
25.0
31.1
A27 Shin-Ōmiya
JR West: Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)
JR West: Kansai Main Line former route
25.9
32.0
Aburasaka abandoned in 1969
26.7
32.8
A28 Kintetsu Nara

The Nara Line (奈良線 Nara sen?) is a Japanese railway line owned by the Kintetsu Railway. The line connects Fuse Station in eastern suburb of Osaka to Kintetsu Nara Station in the historic city of Nara, but operationally trains start at Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Hanshin Railway Main Line in Kobe, Amagasaki Station or Osaka Namba Station on the Namba Line in southern downtown Osaka, operating on the Osaka Line to Fuse. The eastern satellite cities such as Higashiosaka and Ikoma are connected by the line. This line is the most direct between Osaka and Nara compared to the JR line.

History[edit]

The line was opened by Osaka Electric Railway Company (大阪電気軌道 Osaka Denki Kidō?) in 1914, dual track and electrified at 600 VDC.

In 1969 the voltage was increased to 1500 VDC, and in 1970 the Namba Line was opened, and the operational starting station of the Line moved to Kintetsu Namba Station, from Uehonmachi Station of Osaka Line.

Operation[edit]

Trains run to and from the Kintetsu Namba Line and the Hanshin Namba Line, and lead to Osaka Namba Station and Amagasaki Station, and Rapid Express trains also to Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Hanshin Main Line. Between Yamato-Saidaiji and Kintetsu Nara, through trains of the Kyoto Line also run.

Local trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Higashi-Hanazono or Yamato-Saidaiji (partly Kintetsu Nara)
in the morning and the evening:Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Hyotan-yama or Higashi-Ikoma
partly: Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Ishikiri
partly: Yamato-Saidaiji - Kintetsu Nara
only one train: Ikoma → Yamato-Saidaiji (as the last connection from the last limited express train from Osaka for Nara)
Suburban Semi-Express trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Yamato-Saidaiji or Kintetsu Nara
Semi-Express trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Yamato-Saidaiji or Kintetsu Nara
Express trains, Limited Express trains
Osaka Namba - Kintetsu Nara
Rapid Express trains
Kobe Sannomiya (Hanshin) or Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Osaka Namba - Kintetsu Nara

Stations[edit]

  • S: Trains stop.
  • |: Trains pass.
  • *: Trains stop when the large events are held at Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium.
  • (LE): Limited express trains stop.
  • Local trains (普通, Futsū or 各駅停車, Kakueki teisha) stop at every station.
  • SSE: Suburban Semi-Express (区間準急 Kukan-Junkyū?)
  • SE: Semi-Express (準急 Junkyū?)
  • Ex: Express (急行 Kyūkō?)
  • RE: Rapid Express (快速急行 Kaisoku-Kyūkō?)
  • s: One rapid express train for Nara stop at Ayameike on the school days of Kinki University Elementary School and Kinki University Kindergarten.
Line name No. Station name SSE SE Ex RE Location
Hanshin Railway line
through section
from Osaka Namba
L, SSE, SE: to Amagasaki on the Hanshin Namba Line
RE: to Kobe Sannomiya on the Main Line (3 trains start from Shinkaichi on the Kobe Kosoku Line on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)
Namba Line A01 Osaka Namba (LE) S S S S Chūō-ku,
Osaka
Osaka
Prefecture
A02 Kintetsu Nippombashi S S S S
A03 Osaka Uehommachi (LE)
(Kintetsu Department Store Uehommachi)
S S S S Tennoji-ku,
Osaka
Osaka Line
A04 Tsuruhashi (LE) S S S S Ikuno-ku,
Osaka
A05 Imazato | | | |
A06 Fuse S S S | Higashi-Osaka
Nara Line
A07 Kawachi-Eiwa | | | |
A08 Kawachi-Kosaka
(Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka Shoin Women's University)
S S | |
A09 Yaenosato | | | |
A10 Wakae-Iwata | | | |
A11 Kawachi-Hanazono | | | |
A12 Higashi-Hanazono
(Hanazono Rugby Stadium)
S S * *
A13 Hyōtan-yama S | | |
A14 Hiraoka S | | |
A15 Nukata S | | |
A16 Ishikiri S S S |
A17 Ikoma (LE) S S S S Ikoma Nara
Prefecture
A18 Higashi-Ikoma
(Tezukayama University Higashi-Ikoma Campus)
S S | |
A19 Tomio S S | | Nara
A20 Gakuen-mae (LE)
(Tezukayama Gakuen)
S S S S
A21 Ayameike S S | s
A26 Yamato-Saidaiji (LE) S S S S
A27 Shin-Ōmiya S S S S
A28 Kintetsu Nara (LE) S S S S

References[edit]

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