Nose Electric Railway
|Founded||23 May 1908|
|Headquarters||Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan|
The Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (能勢電鉄株式会社 Nose (pronounced No-say) Dentetsu), occasionally abbreviated as Nose Railway or Noseden (能勢電), is a Japanese private railway company headquartered in Kawanishi, Hyogo, which links several areas in the mountainous Nose, Osaka, area to Kawanishi-noseguchi Station in Kawanishi, where one can transfer to Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Osaka.
Nose Electric Railway is a principal subsidiary of Hankyu Corporation. A rush-hour special express train, the Nissei Limited Express, operates from Nissei-chuo Station to Umeda Station, the terminal of Hankyu in Osaka, in the morning and back again in the evening for commuters.
Lines and stations
Nose Railway has two lines:
- Myōken Line (Kawanishi-noseguchi - Myōkenguchi)
- Nissei Line (Yamashita - Nissei-chuo)
The former is the main route and the latter branches off at Yamashita Station.
- S: Trains stop; |, ↑: Trains pass; ↑: Only one direction
- Myōken Express (妙見急行 Myoken Kyūkō) trains are operated from Myōkenguchi to Kawanishi-noseguchi in the morning on weekdays and Saturdays
- Nissei Express (日生急行 Nissei Kyūkō) are operated from Nissei Chūō to Kawanishi-noseguchi in the morning on Saturdays
- Local (普通 Futsū) trains are operated all day every day
- Limited Express (特急日生エクスプレス Tokkyū Nissei Express) trains run from Nissei Chūō to Umeda in the morning, and vice versa in the evening on weekdays.
|No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Local||Myōken Express||Nissei Express||Limited Express||Connections||Location|
|Through section||Umeda (Hankyu)|
|NS11||Sasabe||笹部||8.6||S||S||Nissei Line||Nissei Line|
|NS12||Kōfūdai||光風台||10.3||S||S||Toyono, Toyono District||Osaka Prefecture|
|NS21||Nissei-chuo||日生中央||2.6 (from Yamashita)||S||S||S||Inagawa, Kawabe District||Hyōgo Prefecture|
Myoken Cable and Myoken Lift
Nose Railway uses second-hand EMUs from Hankyu. The trains operate on 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) track.
- 1700 series 4-car EMUs x 6 (former Hankyu 2000 series)
- 3100 series 4-car EMU x 1 (former Hankyu 3100 series)
- 5100 series 4-car EMUs x 5 and 2-car EMUs x 2 (former Hankyu 5100 series, transferred 2014-2016)
- 6000 series 8-car EMU x 1 (former Hankyu 6000 series, transferred in August 2014)
A four-car 7200 series EMU (set 7200) is scheduled to enter service on 19 March 2018. This is made up of former Hankyu EMU cars.
Former rolling stock
The Nose Electric Railway was founded on 23 May 1908. The Kawanishi-noseguchi to Ichinotorii section opened on 13 April 1913, electrified at 600 V DC. The extension to Myōkenguchi was opened on 3 November 1923.
The line voltage was increased from 600 V to 1,500 V DC on 26 March 1995.
- "Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
- "Hankyu Corporation -- Company History". www.company-histories.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
- 私鉄車両編成表 2017 私鉄車両編成表 2017 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2017] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2017. p. 163. ISBN 978-4-330-81317-2.
- 能勢電鉄7200系，3月19日から営業運転を開始 [Nose Electric Railway 7200 series to enter service on 19 March]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 20 February 2018. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄: 全国私鉄165社局掲載 データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.