Shintetsu Sanda Line

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Local train in 2014

The Sanda Line (神戸電鉄三田線, Kōbe Dentetsu Sanda-sen) is a commuter railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan operated by Kobe Electric Railway. It connects Kobe with its northern suburb, Sanda.

The line is 12.0 kilometres (7.5 mi) long, extending from Arimaguchi in Kita-ku to Sanda, where the line connects with the JR West JR Takarazuka Line/Fukuchiyama Line, although most trains continue past Arimaguchi to Shinkaichi via the Arima Line and Kobe Rapid Railway Namboku Line.


The entire line opened in 1928, 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge and electrified at 1500 VDC.

In 1991 the Sanda - Yokoyama section was duplicated, as was the Taoji - Okaba section in 1998.

Former connecting lines[edit]

Sanda station - The 12 km line to Arima operated from 1915 to 1943.


There are four types of services, each stops at the stations marked "S" and not at those marked "↑" in the table below.

Station Number Station Distance (km) Local Semi-Express Express Special Rapid
Connections Location
All trains continue via the Arima Line to Shinkaichi
KB15 Arimaguchi 有馬口 0.0 S S S Arima Line (through train service) Kita-ku, Kobe
KB21 Gosha 五社 1.4 S S S  
KB22 Okaba 岡場 3.3 S S S S  
KB23 Taoji 田尾寺 4.9 S S S S  
KB24 Nirō 二郎 6.4 S S S S  
KB25 Dōjō-minamiguchi 道場南口 7.3 S S S S  
KB26 Shintetsu Dōjō 神鉄道場 8.5 S S S S  
KB27 Yokoyama 横山 10.0 S S S S Koen-Toshi Line (through train service) Sanda
KB28 Sanda Honmachi 三田本町 11.0 S S S S  
KB29 Sanda 三田 12.0 S S S S JR West: Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)


This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

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