Nishi-Shigi Cable Line

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Nishi-Shigi Cable Line (Nishi-Shigi Cable)
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Nishi-Shigi Cable funicular
Native name 西信貴鋼索線 (西信貴ケーブル)
Type Cable railway
System Kintetsu Railway
Locale Yao, Osaka, Japan
Termini Shigisanguchi
Stations 2
Line number  Z 
Opened December 15, 1930; 87 years ago (1930-12-15)
Closed January 7, 1944 (1944-01-07)
Reopened March 21, 1957; 61 years ago (1957-03-21)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Character Cable railway
Line length 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 200 V DC
Operating speed 11.7 km/h (7.3 mph)

The Nishi-Shigi Cable Line (西信貴鋼索線, Nishi-Shigi kōsaku sen, "West Shigi Cable Line"), referred to as Nishi-Shigi Cable (西信貴ケーブル, Nishi-Shigi kēburu), is Japanese cable railway line in Yao, Osaka, owned and operated by Kintetsu Railway. The line, opened in 1930, makes a route to Chōgo Sonshi-ji temple on Mount Shigi. As the line name suggests, there once was Higashi-Shigi Cable Line (東信貴鋼索線, Higashi-Shigi Kōsaku-sen, "East Shigi Cable Line") as well. However, the eastern line was closed in 1983. The line does not accept PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 1.3 km (0.8 mi)
  • System: Single track with two cars
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 355 m (1,165 ft)


Shigisanguchi Station - Takayasuyama Station

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Coordinates: 34°37′4″N 135°38′54″E / 34.61778°N 135.64833°E / 34.61778; 135.64833