Kyoto Tango Railway

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Kyoto Tango Railway
Kyoto Tango Railway System Map
Miyafuku Line (宮福線), Miyamai Line (宮舞線) and Miyatoyo Line (宮豊線)
HeadquartersMiyazu, Kyoto
Dates of operation2015; 8 years ago (2015) –
PredecessorKitakinki Tango Railway
Track gauge1,067 mm
Length114.0 km

The Kyoto Tango Railway (京都丹後鉄道, Kyōto Tango Tetsudō), or Tantetsu (丹鉄), is a railway system in Kyoto Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan operated by Willer Trains Inc. headquartered in Miyazu, Kyoto.[1]


The operating company Willer Trains Inc. is a subsidiary of Willer Alliance Inc. Willer Trains is the first railway company in the Willer group, which is primarily operating in the industry of bus services.[1][2]


A Kyoto Tango Railway train crossing the Yura River.

The Kyoto Tango Railway consists of the following three lines:[1]

The operation as the Kyoto Tango Railway began on April 1, 2015 succeeding the train operation function of the Kitakinki Tango Railway, which still owns the tracks and rolling stocks of the railway.[1] The railway provides access to Amanohashidate Station, where Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three scenic views, is located.

Special trains[edit]

The company operates one restaurant train called "KURO-MATSU", as well as two sightseeing trains called "AKA-MATSU" and "AO-MATSU".[3]


  1. ^ a b c d 小佐野カゲトシ (April 1, 2015). "ウィラー初の鉄道路線「京都丹後鉄道」スタート…北近畿タンゴ鉄道の運行引き継ぐ". Response (in Japanese). Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ 大坂 直樹 (June 22, 2014). "高速バスの"革命児"が挑む、赤字鉄道の再生". Toyokeizai (in Japanese). Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Kyoto Tango Railway KURO-MATSU Train". Retrieved December 13, 2020.

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