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The Keihan Main Line (京阪本線, Keihan-honsen) is a railway line in Japan operated by Keihan Electric Railway. The line runs between Sanjō Station in Kyoto and Yodoyabashi Station in Osaka. There are through services to the Keihan Ōtō Line and the Keihan Nakanoshima Line. Trains from Kyoto to Osaka are treated as "down" trains, and from Osaka to Kyoto as "up" trains.

Keihan Main Line
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A Keihan 8000 series limited express in revised color scheme
Overview
Native name京阪本線
LocaleOsaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture
TerminiYodoyabashi
Sanjō
Operation
Opened1910
OwnerKeihan Electric Railway
Depot(s)Neyagawa, Yodo
Technical
Line length49.3 km (30.6 mi)
Number of tracks2 (Yodoyabashi - Temmabashi, Neyagawa - Sanjo)
4 (Temmabashi - Neyagawa)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Route map

Nakanoshima Line
Osaka Subway: Left arrowMidōsuji LineRight arrow
0.0
Yodoyabashi
Osaka Subway Left arrowSakaisuji LineRight arrow
0.5
Kitahama
Left arrowHigashi Yokobori River
Up arrowKeihan Line/Nakanoshima LineRight arrowUp arrow
1.3
Temmabashi (second)
1963-
Osaka Subway Left arrowTanimachi LineRight arrow
Temmabashi (first)
-1963
Tosabori River
Left arrowNeya River
Kyōbashi (first)
-1910
Katamachi
-1969
3.0
Kyōbashi
1969-
Kyōbashi (Second)
-1969
Gamo
abandoned in 1932
Gamo Signal Box
-1970
Yodogawa Freight Line
Tatsumi Signal Box
4.6
Noe (second)
1931-
Noe (first)
-1931
Osaka Subway Left arrowImazatosuji LineDown arrow
5.3
Sekime/
Hanshin Expressway Route 12 Moriguchi Line
6.2
Morishōji (second)
1931-
Morishōji (first)
-1931
6.8
Sembayashi
7.2
Takii
Osaka Subway Up arrowImazatosuji LineRight arrow
7.6
Doi
8.3
Moriguchishi
Moriguchi Depot and Workshop
-1972
9.4
Nishisansō
Kadoma
-1975
Kinki Expressway
10.1
Kadoma-shi
10.8
Furukawabashi
12.0
Ōwada
12.8
Kayashima
Neyagawa Depot and Workshop
Neyagawa Signal Box
15.0
Neyagawashi
Toyono
abandoned in 1963
17.6
Korien
19.1
Kozenji
20.8
Hirakata-koen
21.8
Hirakatashi
Amano River
23.5
Goten-yama
25.5
Makino
27.7
Kuzuha
30.1
Hashimoto
31.8
Yawatashi
Kizu River
Keiji Bypass
Uji River
Yodo Depot
35.3
Yodo
Hanshin Expressway Route 8 Kyoto Line
Horikawa River
Kyoto Tram Fushimi LineRight arrow
39.7
Chūshojima
Uji River
40.6
Fushimi-Momoyama
bypass tracks removed
41.3
Tambabashi
bypass tracks removed
42.3
Sumizome
Nanase River
43.3
Fujinomori
44.1
Fukakusa/Fukakusa Depot
Inari/Kyōto Tram: Inari LineRight arrow
44.6
Fushimi Inari
Hanshin Expressway Route 8 Kyoto Line
Inariyama Tunnel
45.2
Tobakaidō
Left arrowKyōto Tram Kujō LineRight arrow
46.1
Tōfukuji
Nara LineRight arrow
Shiokōji
closed in 1918, abandoned in 1955
47.0
Shichijō
Left arrowKyōto Tram: Shichijō LineRight arrow
Daibutsu-mae
abandoned in 1913
47.7
Kiyomizu-Gojō
48.6
Gion-Shijō
Left arrowKyōto Tram Shijō LineRight arrow
Up arrowKeihan Line/Left arrowKeihan Keishin Line
49.2
Sanjō
Left arrowKeishin-Sanjō
49.3
Sanjō
Down arrowŌtō Line
Left arrowLake Biwa Canal
50.3
Jingū-Marutamachi
51.6
Demachiyanagi

Train servicesEdit

As of 20 August 2017, the following services are operated.[1]

Liner (ライナー, Liner) (Ln)
All cars reserved seating
Rapid Limited Express "Rakuraku" (快速特急"洛楽", Kaisoku Tokkyū "Rakuraku") (RLE)
Premium car is reserved seating only
Limited Express (特急, Tokkyū) (LE)
Premium car is reserved seating only
Commuter Rapid Express (通勤快急, Tsūkin Kaikyū) (CRE) - "down" trains only, on weekday mornings
Rapid Express (快速急行, Kaisoku Kyūkō) (RE)
Midnight Express (深夜急行, Shinya Kyūkō) (ME) - "up" trains only
A train departs from Yodoyabashi for Kuzuha at 0:20 a.m. and passes Moriguchishi and Hirakata-kōen.
Express (急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)
Commuter Sub-express (通勤準急, Tsūkin Junkyū) (CSbE) - "down" trains only, on weekday mornings
Trains are operated from Demachiyanagi, Kuzuha, Hirakatashi to Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima in the morning and pass Moriguchishi.
Sub-express (準急, Junkyū) (SbE)
Semi-express (区間急行, Kukan Kyūkō) (SmE)
Local (普通, Futsū)
Trains stop at all stations.
Operation in non-rush hours per hour
Limited express: 6 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Demachiyanagi
Express: 3 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Kuzuha
Sub. express: 3 round trips between Yodoyabashi and Demachiyanagi
Local: 6 round trips between Nakanoshima and Kayashima, of which 3 extend to Demachiyanagi

StationsEdit

  • S: Trains stop.
  • s: limited stop
  • |, ↑, ↓: Trains pass.
  • ↑, ↓: Only one direction.
  • (M): Stations using melodies composed by musician Minoru Mukaiya in train departure announcements.
  • For train abbreviations, see above.
Line name Station number Station SmE SbE CSbE Ex ME RE CRE LE RLE Ln Transfers Location
Through section from Temmabashi:
L, SmE, SbE, CSbE, RE, CRE: to Nakanoshima on the Nakanoshima Line
Keihan Main Line KH01 Yodoyabashi (M) S S S S S S S S S     Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Chūō-ku, Osaka Osaka Prefecture
KH02 Kitahama S S S S S S S S S     Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
KH03 Temmabashi (M) S S S S S S S S S S
KH04 Kyōbashi (M) S S S S S S S S S S Miyakojima-ku, Osaka
KH05 Noe | | | | | | Jōtō-ku, Osaka
KH06 Sekime | | | | | |     Osaka Metro Imazatosuji Line (Sekime-Seiiku)
KH07 Morishōji | | | | | | Asahi-ku, Osaka
KH08 Sembayashi | | | | | |
KH09 Takii | | | | | | Moriguchi
KH10 Doi | | | | | |
KH11 Moriguchi-shi (M) S S S S | |
KH12 Nishisansō S | | | | | Kadoma
KH13 Kadoma-shi S | | | | | Osaka Monorail Main Line
KH14 Furukawabashi S | | | | |
KH15 Ōwada S | | | | |
KH16 Kayashima (M) S S S | | | | Neyagawa
KH17 Neyagawashi S S S S S S S | |
KH18 Kōrien (M) S S S S S S S | |
KH19 Kōzenji S S S | | | | Hirakata
KH20 Hirakata-kōen S S S S | | |
KH21 Hirakatashi (M) S S S S S S S S | Keihan Katano Line
KH22 Gotenyama S S S | | | |
KH23 Makino S S S | | | |
KH24 Kuzuha (M) S S S S S S S S | S
KH25 Hashimoto S S | | | | Yawata Kyoto Prefecture
KH26 Yawatashi (M) S S S | | |
KH27 Yodo (Kyoto Racecourse) (M) S S s | s | Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
KH28 Chūshojima (M) S S S S S S | Keihan Uji Line
KH29 Fushimi-Momoyama S S | | | |
KH30 Tambabashi (M) S S S S S S | Kintetsu Kyoto Line (Kintetsu-Tambabashi)
KH31 Sumizome S S | | | |
KH32 Fujinomori S S | | | |
KH33 Fukakusa (M) S S | | | |
KH34 Fushimi-Inari S S S | | |
KH35 Toba-kaidō S S | | | | Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
KH36 Tōfukuji S S | | | |    D  JR West Nara Line
KH37 Shichijō S S S S S S S
KH38 Kiyomizu-Gojō S S S | | |
KH39 Gion-Shijō S S S S S S S Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (Kawaramachi)
KH40 Sanjō (M) S S S S S S S     Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (Sanjō Keihan)
Ōtō Line
KH41 Jingū-Marutamachi S S S | | | Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
KH42 Demachiyanagi (M) S S S S S S S

Keihan Katano LineEdit

Keihan Katano Line
 
 
A Keihan 10000 series EMU on the Keihan Katano Line
Overview
Native name京阪交野線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleOsaka Prefecture
TerminiHirakatashi
Kisaichi
Stations8
Operation
Opened10 July 1929
OwnerKeihan Electric Railway
Technical
Line length6.9 km (4.3 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius162 m
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
 Keihan Main Line
0.0 Hirakatashi
Keihan Main Line 
1.0 Miyanosaka
1.7 Hoshigaoka
2.5 Murano
3.4 Kōzu
4.4 Katano-shi
5.9 Keihanshin Iwafune
abandoned in 1948
Mori Signal Box
1987 - 1992
6.1 Kawachi-Mori
6.9 Kisaichi

The Keihan Katano Line (京阪交野線, Keihan Katano-sen) is a 6.9 km railway line in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway company Keihan Electric Railway. It connects Hirakatashi Station on the Keihan Main Line with Kisaichi Station.[2]

OperationEdit

All trains stop all stations. There is no through service to Keihan Main Line.

Until 15 March 2013, several trains through to Keihan Main Line were operated on weekdays, as rapid trains. They were named "Hikoboshi" and "Orihime", unlike other Keihan line rapid trains which were not named.

Rapid Express (快速急行, Kaisoku Kyūkō)
Operated weekday nights, from Nakanoshima for Kisaichi, stopped at Watanabebashi, Ōebashi and Naniwabashi on the Nakanoshima Line, then Temmabashi, Kyōbashi, Moriguchishi, Neyagawashi, Kōrien and Hirakatashi on the Keihan Main Line, and all stations on the Katano Line
Commuter Rapid Express (通勤快急, Tsūkin Kaikyū)
Operated weekday mornings, from Kisaichi for Nakanoshima, stopped at all stations on the Katano Line to Hirakatashi, then Kōrien, Neyagawashi, Kyōbashi and Temmabashi on the Keihan Main Line, then Naniwabashi, Ōebashi and Watanabebashi on the Nakanoshima Line

StationsEdit

All stations are in Osaka Prefecture.

No. Station Japanese Distance Location
KH21 Hirakatashi 枚方市 0.0 Hirakata
KH61 Miyanosaka 宮之阪 1.0
KH62 Hoshigaoka 星ヶ丘 1.7
KH63 Murano 村野 2.5
KH64 Kōzu 郡津 3.4 Katano
KH65 Katano-shi 交野市 4.4
KH66 Kawachi-Mori 河内森 6.1
KH67 Kisaichi 私市 6.9

Rolling stockEdit

Trains on the line are formed as 4- or 5-car electric multiple unit (EMU) sets.

Former



Keihan Uji LineEdit

Keihan Uji Line
 
A 13000 series train on the Uji Line in April 2012
Overview
Native name京阪宇治線
LocaleKyoto Prefecture
TerminiChushojima
Uji
Stations8
Operation
Opened1 June 1913 (1913-06-01)
OwnerKeihan Electric Railway
Depot(s)Neyagawa, Yodo
Technical
Line length7.6 km (4.7 mi)
Number of tracksdouble tracks
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius200 m
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead wire
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)

The Keihan Uji Line (京阪宇治線, Keihan Uji-sen) is a 7.6-km long commuter rail line in Kyoto, Japan, operated by the Keihan Electric Railway. It connects Chushojima Station on the Keihan Main Line in Fushimi, Kyoto and Uji Station in Uji, Kyoto, forming an alternative route to JR West's Nara Line. Only "Local" (all-stations) trains are operated on this line.

Stations and connectionsEdit

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
KH28 Chūshojima 中書島 0.0  KH  Keihan Main Line Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
KH71 Kangetsukyō 観月橋 0.7
KH72 Momoyama-minamiguchi 桃山南口 2.3
KH73 Rokujizō 六地蔵 3.1
KH74 Kowata 木幡 3.9 Uji
KH75 Ōbaku 黄檗 5.4  D  Nara Line
KH76 Mimurodo 三室戸 7.2
KH77 Uji 宇治 7.6

Rolling stockEdit

New 13000 series four-car electric multiple unit (EMU) trains were introduced on the line from April 2012, replacing the earlier 2600 series EMUs.[3]

Keihan Ōtō LineEdit

Keihan Ōtō Line
 
 
Keihan 2600 series EMU at Jingū-Marutamachi Station
Overview
Native name京阪鴨東線
LocaleKyoto
TerminiSanjō
Demachiyanagi
Stations3
Operation
Opened5 October 1989
OwnerKeihan Electric Railway
Technical
Line length2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed90 km/h (55 mph)

The Ōtō Line (鴨東線, Ōtō-sen) is a railway line in Kyoto that was opened on 5 October 1989 by the Keihan Electric Railway. The Ōtō Line re-established a rail connection between the Keihan Main Line and the Eizan Electric Railway, which had been severed when the Kyoto City streetcars ceased running in 1978. The line is operated as an extension of the Keihan Main Line. All trains continue into the Keihan Main Line and Keihan Nakanoshima Line serving office districts surrounding Nakanoshima in Osaka.

OverviewEdit

The route name is derived the line's route on the east shore of Kamo River. It is constructed under Kawabata Street along the Kamo River as an underground extension of the Keihan Main Line. The line is only 2.3 km long but serves as a important transport corridor in central Kyoto.

Addition faresEdit

To recover the cost of construction and interest payments (69 billion yen) of the line, a surcharge of 60 yen is added on top of regular fares when a trip uses the line. The recovery rate at the end of FY2016 was 31.8%; most of it recovered by the 60 yen surcharge. It is undecided whether the additional surcharge will be imposed indefinitely.[4]

StationsEdit

Station km Connection Location
Through-services to/from Keihan Main Line
Sanjō 0.0
Kyoto Municipal Subway: Tōzai Line - Sanjo Keihan
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Jingū-Marutamachi 1.0 Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
Demachiyanagi 2.3 Eizan Electric Railway: Eizan Main Line

Keihan Nakanoshima LineEdit

Keihan Nakanoshima Line
 
Nakanoshima Station platforms, October 2008
Overview
Native name中之島線
TypeCommuter rail
SystemKeihan Electric Railway
StatusOperational
LocaleOsaka
TerminiTemmabashi
Nakanoshima
Stations5
Operation
Opened19 October 2008
OwnerNakanoshima High Speed Railway Company
Operator(s)Keihan Electric Railway
Depot(s)none
Technical
Line length3.0 km (1.9 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

The Keihan Nakanoshima Line (京阪中之島線, Keihan Nakanoshima-sen) is a railway line operated by the Keihan Electric Railway in Osaka, Japan. It opened on 19 October 2008, and has a ruling grade of 1 in 25 (4%).

ServicesEdit

The following services operate on the Nakanoshima line, with through-running to/from the Keihan Main Line. All services stop at all stations on the Nakanoshima line.[5]

  • Local (普通): Nakanoshima–Kayashima, Demachiyanagi
  • Semi-Express (区間急行): Nakanoshima–Kayashima, Hirakatashi / Kuzuha → Nakanoshima (rush hours only)
  • Sub Express (準急): Nakanoshima–Demachiyanagi
  • Commuter Sub Express (通勤準急): (weekday mornings only)
  • Rapid Express (快速急行): (rush hours only)
  • Commuter Rapid Express (通勤快急): Demachiyanagi–Nakanoshima (weekday mornings only)

StationsEdit

Station number Station name Distance (km) Location
KH54 Nakanoshima
(Osaka International Convention Center)
0.0 Kita-ku, Osaka
KH53 Watanabebashi 0.9
KH52 Ōebashi 1.4
KH51 Naniwabashi 2.0
KH03 Temmabashi 3.0 Chūō-ku, Osaka

Rolling stockEdit

HistoryEdit

Keihan Main LineEdit

The Temmabashi to Kiyomizu-Gojo section opened as dual track, electrified at 1,500 V DC, in 1910, and was extended to Sanjo in 1915. The Temmabashi to Yodoyabashi section opened in 1963.[citation needed]

Keihan Katano LineEdit

The line was built and opened by an independent railway company, Shigi-Ikoma Electric Railway (信貴生駒電鉄, Shigi Ikoma Dentetsu) in 1929.[citation needed] The company aimed to build a line to connect its main line, the present-day Ikoma Line, but cancelled the plan for financial reasons, and transferred the operation to Keihan. The operator was renamed Katano Electric Railway (交野電気鉄道, Katano Denki Tetsudō) in 1939, Keihanshin Express Electric Railway (京阪神急行電鉄, Keihanshin Kyūkō Dentetsu) in May 1945, and Keihan Electric Railway on 1 December 1949.[2]

From 9 June 2012, new 13000 series 4-car EMUs were introduced on the line.[6]

Keihan Ōtō LineEdit

29 August 1924: Kyoto Electric Light (predecessor of the Keifuku Electric Railway) acquired a license for laying local railways between Demachiyanagi and Sanjo.

10 April 1950: Keihan Electric Railway established the Ōtō Line Construction Preparation Committee.

1 July 1972: Kamogawa Electric Railway was established.

20 February 1974: Provincial railway laying licence between the Keifuku Electric Railway

25 February 1974: Kamogawa Electric Railway acquires a license for laying a local railway between Demachiyanagi and Sanjo.

30 November 1984: A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Ōtō Line construction work.

1 April 1989: Keihan Electric Railway merges with Kamogawa Electric Railway.

5 October 1989: Opened as Ōtō Line. The timetable revision accompanying this has been carried out ahead of 27 September, until noon 5 October was operated as a forwarding train in the Ōtō Line.

19 October 2008: Because there is a station of the same name on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, the Marutamachi Station of this line is renamed to Jingu-Marutamachi Station.

5 December 2015: ATS operation begins on the Ōtō Line

Keihan Uji LineEdit

The line opened on 1 June 1913, electrified at 600 V DC.[7]

The voltage on the line was raised to 1,500 V DC in December 1983.[7]

Keihan Nakanoshima LineEdit

  • 10 July 2001: Nakanoshima High Speed Railway Company was founded.
  • 28 May 2003: Construction work commenced.
  • 13 November 2006: New line and station names were officially announced.
  • 31 October 2007: Tunnelling was completed.
  • 1 August 2008: Test running commenced.[8]
  • 19 October 2008: Line opened.

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ [1] (in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b 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. 132, 275. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  3. ^ 新型車両13000系20両を新造します。 [20 New 13000 Series Cars to be Built] (PDF). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Keihan Electric Railway. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  4. ^ "加算運賃について|きっぷ・ICカード|電車・駅のご案内|京阪電気鉄道株式会社" [About the additional fare]. www.keihan.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine, November 2008 issue: "中之島線開業にともなう新ダイヤの概要", p. 14-17
  6. ^ 京阪13000系,交野線で営業運転開始 [Keihan 13000 series enter service on Katano Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b 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. 275. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  8. ^ Keihan press release: "中之島線内で習熟訓練運転を開始しました" (Nakanoshima Driver Training Starts), (1 August 2008) Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 24 October 2008. (in Japanese)