Sanyo Electric Railway Aboshi Line

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Sanyo Electric Railway Aboshi Line
Sanyo electric railway logo.svg
Sanyo-Shikama Station platform1.jpg
A 3000 series EMU on an Aboshi Line service at Shikama Station, May 2008
Native name 山陽電気鉄道網干線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Hyogo Prefecture
Termini Shikama
Stations 7
Opened 15 October 1940
Owner Sanyo Electric Railway
Line length 8.5 km (5.3 mi)
Number of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 400 m[1]
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)[1]

The Sanyo Electric Railway Aboshi Line (山陽電気鉄道網干線, Sanyō Denki Tetsudō Aboshi-sen) is an 8.5 km single-track railway line in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Sanyo Electric Railway. The line connects with the Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line at Shikama Station.


No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
SY 40 Shikama 飾磨 0.0 Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line Himeji, Hyogo
SY 51 Nishi-Shikama 西飾磨 2.4
SY 52 Yumesakigawa 夢前川 3.6
SY 53 Hirohata 広畑 4.7
SY 54 Sanyo-Temma 山陽天満 5.6
SY 55 Hiramatsu 平松 7.3
SY 56 Sanyo-Aboshi 山陽網干 8.5

Rolling stock[edit]

New 6000 series three-car EMUs entered service on the line on 17 May 2016.[2]


The first section of the line opened on 15 October 1940, from Shikama to Yumesakigawa.[1] This was extended to Hirohata on 23 December 1940, to Dentetsu-Temma (present-day Sanyo-Temma) on 27 April 1941, and the line to Dentetsu-Aboshi (present-day Sanyo-Aboshi) was completed on 6 July 1941.[1]

Station numbering was introduced on Sanyo Electric Railway lines from 1 April 2014, with Aboshi Line stations numbered SY51 to SY56.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 156, 293–294. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 【山陽】6000系 網干線でも営業運転を開始 [Sanyo Electric Railway 6000 series also enter service on Aboshi Line]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neklo Publishing Co., Ltd. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  3. ^ 全駅に駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced for all stations] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Sanyo Electric Railway. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2015.