Nose Electric Railway
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|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 Railway is a wholly owned 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.
Nose Railway uses second-hand EMUs of Hankyu. Nose Railway 1500, 1700 and 3100 series cars are originally Hankyu 2100, 2000, and 3100 series respectively. The trains operate on 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) track.
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
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The Kawanishi-noseguchi - Ichinotorii section opened in 1913, electrified at 600 V DC. Due to the cost of construction, the company experienced financial difficulties, and it was not until the Hankyu Railway Co. made an equity injection that the extension to Myōkenguchi was able to be opened in 1923.
Nose Electric Railway is a principal subsidary of Hankyu Corporation. The line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1995.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- "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.