Nose Electric Railway
|Founded||23 May 1908|
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 Osaka-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||Osaka-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
An ex-Nose Electric Railway 1500 series converted to a "MIHARA-Liner" test train at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries's test track at Mihara
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 23 June 2017.
- "Hankyu Corporation -- Company History". www.company-histories.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- 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.