Hankyu Arashiyama Line
The Hankyu Arashiyama Line (嵐山線, Arashiyama-sen) is a railway line in Kyoto, Japan, operated by private railway operator Hankyu Railway. It connects Katsura and Arashiyama on the west side of the city, linking the area along the line to the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line that extends east to central Kyoto and south to Osaka. The line is 4.1 km long.
|Hankyu Arashiyama Line|
Arashiyama Line train (6300 series)
|Rolling stock||6300 series EMU|
|Line length||4.1 km (2.5 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead line|
|Operating speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
Trains on the line mainly use 4-car Hankyu 6300 series electric multiple unit trains, which were originally built for limited express services on the main line from 1975 and refurbished for Arashiyama Line services from 2009.
The line opened as 1435mm gauge dual track electrified at 1500 VDC in November 1928.
|Transfers||Places of interest|
|HK-81||Katsura Station||桂||0.0||Hankyu Kyoto Main Line|
|HK-96||Kami-Katsura Station||上桂||1.4||Nishikyo Ward Office, Saihō-ji Temple|
|HK-97||Matsuo-taisha Station||松尾大社||2.8||Matsunoo Shrine, Umemiya Shrine|
|HK-98||Arashiyama Station||嵐山 (嵯峨野)||4.1||Arashiyama Park|
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- JTB Timetable March 2010 issue, p. 841
- Keihanshin Kyūkō Dentetsu (1957). 京阪神急行電鉄五十年史 [Fifty-Year History of Keihanshin Kyūkō Dentetsu] (in Japanese). p. 55.