Semboku Rapid Railway

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Semboku Rapid Railway Line
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A Semboku Rapid Railway 3000 series train in May 2013
Overview
Native name 泉北高速鉄道線
Type Commuter rail
Status Operational
Locale Osaka Prefecture
Termini Nakamozu
Izumi-Chūō
Stations 6
Operation
Opened 1 April 1971
Owner Semboku Rapid Railway
Depot(s) Nakamozu
Technical
Line length 14.3 km (8.9 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 400 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)

Semboku Rapid Railway Line (泉北高速鉄道線, Semboku Kōsoku Tetsudō-sen) is a railway line in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third-sector operator Semboku Rapid Railway (泉北高速鉄道, Semboku Kōsoku Tetsudō). The line connects Izumi-Chūō Station and Nakamozu Station, with through operations to and from the Nankai Kōya Line up to Namba Station in southern downtown Osaka.

Services[edit]

Along with services inside the line, through trains also operate to the Nankai Kōya Line beyond Nakamozu to Namba.

Limited Express Semboku Liner (特急 泉北ライナー, Tokkyū Senboku Rainā) (LE)
All seats are reserved. Operations started on December 5, 2015. Trains pass Sakaihigashi and Fukai non-stop for the first time.
Sub-Express (区間急行, Kukan Kyūkō) (SbE)
Operated all day, through to Namba.
Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SmE)
Trains are operated all day, through to Namba.
Local (各駅停車, Kakueki Teisha) (L)
Operated all day. Mainly shuttles between Nakamozu and Izumi-Chūō (some trains for Komyoike). During the daytime and late at night, some services operate between Izumi-Chūō and Namba.

List of stations[edit]

All stations are located in Osaka Prefecture.

  • O: Trains stop.
  • |: Trains pass.
  • See Nankai Koya Line article for the stops of the through trains to Namba between Namba and Nakanozu.
No. Station Japanese Distance (km) L SmE SbE LE Transfers Location
SB01 Nakamozu 中百舌鳥 0.0 O O | | Kita-ku Sakai
SB02 Fukai 深井 3.7 O O O |   Naka-ku
SB03 Izumigaoka 泉ケ丘 7.8 O O O O   Minami-ku
SB04 Toga-Mikita 栂・美木多 10.2 O O O O  
SB05 Kōmyōike 光明池 12.1 O O O O  
SB06 Izumi-Chūō 和泉中央 14.3 O O O O   Izumi

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, the railway operated a fleet of 108 electric multiple unit (EMU) vehicles, all based at Nakamozu Depot.[1]

Semboku Liner limited express services[edit]

From 27 January 2017, a new Semboku 12000 series EMU was introduced on Semboku Liner services.[2]

Local services[edit]

Former rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

The section from Nakamozu to Izumigaoka opened on 1 April 1971, with 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) double track and electrified at 600 V DC.[3] The overhead line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC from 7 October 1973, and the line was extended to Toga-Mikita on 7 December 1973.[3]

The line was extended to Komyoike on 20 August 1977, and to Izumi-Chuo on 1 April 1995.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 153. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  2. ^ 泉北高速12000系が営業運転を開始 [Semboku Rapid Railway 12000 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 January 2017. Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. p. 148. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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