Osaka Monorail

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Osaka Monorail
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Overview
LocaleOsaka Prefecture
Transit typestraddle-beam Monorail
Number of lines2
Number of stations18
Daily ridership131,479 daily boardings (2017)[1]
Operation
Began operation1990 (1990)
Operator(s)Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
Technical
System length28.0 km (17.4 mi)
Minimum radius of curvature100 m (330 ft)
Electrification1,500 V DC
Top speed75 km/h (47 mph)
Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
Native name
大阪モノレール株式会社
Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha
TypePrivate KK
FoundedToyonaka, Osaka, Japan (December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15))
Headquarters1-5, Shin-Senri-higashimachi Itchome, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Area served
northern Osaka Prefecture
OwnerOsaka Prefectural Government (65.1%)
Keihan Holdings Co. (2.7%)
Hankyu Corporation (2.7%)
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co. (2.7%)
7 municipalities and 17 companies, including Toyonaka municipal government (total 26.8%)
Websitewww.osaka-monorail.co.jp/

The Osaka Monorail (大阪モノレール, Ōsaka Monorēru) is a monorail system in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd. (大阪モノレール株式会社, Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha). At 28 kilometres (17 mi) long, it is the second longest monorail system in the world after the Chongqing Monorail and the longest monorail system in Japan. It links the three campuses of Osaka University.

Main Line[edit]

The Main Line runs on an elevated line between Osaka International Airport and Kadoma. It opened on June 1, 1990 between Senri-Chuo and Minami-Ibaraki stations.[2] On September 30, 1994 it reached Shibahara-handai-mae Station, on April 1, 1997, Osaka Airport, and on August 22, 1997, its current eastern terminal at Kadoma-shi Station.[2] It is 21.2 km (13.2 mi) long. A single-way trip over the entire Main Line takes about 36 minutes, and costs ¥550.

An 8.9-km, five-station extension from Kadoma to Uryudo is planned to open in 2029.[3]

Station list[edit]

Status Station number Station Japanese Distance Transfers Location
In operation 11 Osaka Airport Station 大阪空港駅 0.0 km (0 mi)   Toyonaka Osaka Prefecture
12 Hotarugaike Station 蛍池駅 1.4 km (0.87 mi) Hankyu Railway Takarazuka Line
13 Shibahara-handai-mae Station 柴原阪大前駅 3.1 km (1.9 mi)  
14 Shōji Station 少路駅 4.8 km (3.0 mi)  
15 Senri-Chūō Station 千里中央駅 6.6 km (4.1 mi) Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway
16 Yamada Station 山田駅 8.5 km (5.3 mi) Hankyu Railway Senri Line Suita
17 Banpaku-Kinen-Koen Station 万博記念公園駅 9.9 km (6.2 mi) Osaka Monorail Saito Line
18 Unobe Station 宇野辺駅 12.1 km (7.5 mi)   Ibaraki
19 Minami Ibaraki Station 南茨木駅 13.3 km (8.3 mi) Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line
20 Sawaragi Station 沢良宜駅 14.5 km (9.0 mi)  
21 Settsu Station 摂津駅 16.0 km (9.9 mi)   Settsu
22 Minami Settsu Station 南摂津駅 17.8 km (11.1 mi)  
23 Dainichi Station 大日駅 19.9 km (12.4 mi) Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line Moriguchi
24 Kadoma-shi Station 門真市駅 21.2 km (13.2 mi) Keihan Electric Railway Keihan Main Line Kadoma
Planned (2029)[4] 25 Matsuocho Station[Note 1][Note 2][5] 松生町駅(仮称)
26 Kadoma-minami Station[Note 1] 門真南駅(仮称) Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
27 Kōnoikeshinden Station[Note 1] 鴻池新田駅(仮称) JR West Katamachi Line Higashiosaka
28 Aramoto Station[Note 1] 荒本駅(仮称) Kintetsu Keihanna Line
29 Uryūdō Station[Note 1] 瓜生堂駅(仮称) Kintetsu Nara Line[Note 3]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Tentative name.
  2. ^ added in 2021 at the request of Kadoma City and Moriguchi City.
  3. ^ New station to be built.

Saito Line[edit]

The Saito Line branch opened in two stages: on October 1, 1998 from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station to Handai-byoin-mae Station, and on March 19, 2007, to Saito-nishi Station, in the residential area of Saito, about a kilometer from the Minoo Campus of Osaka University (former Osaka University of Foreign Studies). The branch is 6.8 km long.[2]

Station list[edit]

Station No. Station Japanese Distance Transfers Location
17 Banpaku-Kinen-Kōen 万博記念公園 0.0 km (0 mi) Osaka Monorail Main Line Suita Osaka
Prefecture
51 Kōen-higashiguchi 公園東口 1.1 km (0.68 mi)  
52 Handai-byōin-mae 阪大病院前 2.6 km (1.6 mi)   Ibaraki
53 Toyokawa 豊川 4.2 km (2.6 mi)  
54 Saito-nishi 彩都西 6.8 km (4.2 mi)  

Rolling stock[edit]

Current[edit]

Extension[edit]

In 2015, Osaka Prefecture announced plans to extend the monorail to Uryudo in Higashiōsaka.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "大阪モノレール 企業情報:運輸成績>運輸成績:旅客数及び旅客収入".
  2. ^ a b c 曽根, 悟 (2011). 週刊 歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 公営鉄道・私鉄 [Weekly All Railways in History Public Railways / Private Railways] (in Japanese). Vol. 30. Japan: 朝日新聞出版. p. 9.
  3. ^ https://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp/attach/28258/00000000/osakamonopanhuretto.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (17 January 2019). "申請者の概要" (PDF). MLIT. 国土交通省. Retrieved 9 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "東部大阪都市計画 都市高速鉄道(大阪モノレール)及び道路の都市計画変更について" [Eastern Osaka City Planning Urban High-speed Railway (Osaka Monorail) and Road City Planning Changes] (PDF). Ministry of Land and Transportation (MLIT). 15 June 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  6. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Osaka Monorail extension planned". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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