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Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Nankai Railway Co., Ltd. (former parent company founded on June 16, 1884)
Kudoyama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (March 28, 1925 , Koyasan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.)
Nankai Namba Building, Shikitsu-higashi,
Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan
Registered office: Nankai Kaikan Building, Namba, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
¥181,869 million (March 2012) [* 1 ]
¥18,294 million (March 2012) [* 1 ]
¥5,686 million (March 2012) [* 1 ]
¥789,591 million (March 2012) [* 1 ]
¥135,602 million (March 2012) [* 1 ]
Number of employees
2,734 (March 31, 2012)
Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd. Nankai Bus Co., Ltd.
Nankai Rinkan Bus Co., Ltd.
Wakayama Bus Co., Ltd.
Kansai Airport Transport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nankai Ferry Co., Ltd.
Nankai Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Footnotes / references
^ a b c d e 平成24年3月期 決算短信〔日本基準〕（連結） [Financial Results for Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2012] (PDF) (in Japanese). Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. April 27, 2012 . Retrieved . May 11, 2012
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Nankai 8000 series on
Nankai 2000 series (Zoom car)
Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. ( is a 南海電気鉄道株式会社 Nankai Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) private railway in Japan, founded in 1884. The name Nankai (which means "South Sea") comes from the company's routes along the Nankaidō, the old highway that ran south from the old capital, Kyoto, along the sea coast. Nankai predates all the electric railways in the Tokyo region.
The Nankai network branches out in a generally southern direction from
Namba Station in Osaka. The Nankai Main Line connects Osaka to Wakayama, with an important spur branching to Kansai International Airport. The express connects rapi:t α Kansai International Airport to Namba in 34 minutes, while the takes 39 minutes with two additional stops. The Koya Line connects Osaka to rapi:t β Mt. Koya, headquarters of the Buddhist Shingon sect and a popular pilgrimage site. IC cards ( PiTaPa and ICOCA) are accepted.
History [ edit ]
The Nankai Railway Company was founded on June 16, 1884. In 1944 it was one of the companies that merged to form
Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. (Kin-nichi, present Kintetsu Corp.). However, Kin-nichi transferred the former Nankai Railway Company's lines to the present Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (named Koyasan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. from March 28, 1925 until March 14, 1947) on June 1, 1947.
From 1938 to 1988, Nankai Electric Railway owned the
Nankai Hawks, a team in Nippon Professional Baseball.
Current lines [ edit ]
Nankai Line (南海線)
Koya Line (高野線)
Koya Line (高野線): Shiomibashi - Kishinosato-Tamade - Gokurakubashi
In operation: Namba - Gokurakubashi
Shiomibashi Line (汐見橋線, commonly called): Shiomibashi - Kishinosato-Tamade
Cable Line (鋼索線): Gokurakubashi - Koyasan
Past lines [ edit ]
Nankai Line (南海線)
Tennoji Branch Line (天王寺支線): Tengachaya - Tennoji (abandoned)
Kitajima Branch Line (北島支線): Wakayamashi - Kitajima - Higashi-Matsue (abandoned) Wakayamako Line (和歌山港線): Wakayamako - Suiken (abandoned)
Kishigawa Line (貴志川線, dealt with Wakayama Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (和歌山電鐵株式会社)): Wakayama - Kishi Osaka Tram Line (大阪軌道線)
Hankai Line (阪堺線): Ebisucho - Hamadera-eki-mae (dealt with Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd.)
Uemachi Line (上町線): Tennoji-eki-mae - Sumiyoshikoen (dealt with Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd.)
Hirano Line (平野線): Imaike - Hirano (abandoned)
Ohama Branch Line (大浜支線): Shukuin - Ohama-kaigan (abandoned) Wakayama Tram Line (和歌山軌道線): Wakayamashi-eki, Wakayama-eki - Kainan, Shin-Wakaura (abandoned)
Rolling stock [ edit ]
Limited express trains [ edit ]
50000 series — used on rapi:t service between Namba and Kansai airport
31000 series — used on Kōya service between Namba and Gokurakubashi
30000 series — used on Kōya service between Namba and Gokurakubashi
12000 series — used on Southern service reserved car between Namba and Wakayamakō
11000 series — used on Rinkan service between Namba and Hashimoto
10000 series — used on Southern service reserved car between Namba and Wakayamakō
Nankai Line, Airport Line [ edit ]
Kōya Line Commuter car (Namba-Hashimoto) [ edit ]
Kōya Line Zoom car (Namba-Gokurakubashi) [ edit ]
Takashinohama Line, Tanagawa Line, Kada Line, Shiomibashi Line [ edit ]
Cable Line [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]