The Keihanna Line (けいはんな線, Keihanna-sen) is a railway line operated by Kintetsu Railway. There are through trains to the Chūō Line of Osaka Municipal Subway. The line name derives from a kanji acronym formed from Kyoto (京都), Osaka (大阪), and Nara (奈良), but the name is written in hiragana.
Kintetsu 7000 series trainset on the Keihanna Line
|Daily ridership||61,538 daily (FY2016)|
|Opened||October 1, 1986|
|Line length||18.8 km (11.7 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||95 km/h (59 mph)|
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- September 16, 1977 - Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co. (東大阪生駒鉄道, Higashiōsaka-Ikoma Tetsudō) was founded.
- April 1, 1986 - Kintetsu merged with Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co.
- October 1, 1986 - The Higashi-Osaka Line (東大阪線, Higashiōsaka-sen) from Nagata to Ikoma was opened and through operation to Osakako on the Chūō Line was started.
- December 18, 1997 - The through operation was extended to Cosmosquare.
- July 28, 1998 - Nara Ikoma Rapid Transit Railway Co., Ltd. (奈良生駒高速鉄道株式会社, Nara-Ikoma Kōsoku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) was founded.
- October, 2000 - The construction of the Keihanna New Line (京阪奈新線, Keihanna Shinsen) started.
- January, 2005 - The Keihanna New Line extension was officially named the "Keihanna Line (けいはんな線, Keihanna-sen)".
- March 27, 2006 - The line from Ikoma to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka was opened and the Higashi-Osaka Line was renamed the Keihanna Line.
|↑ Through-service to/from Cosmosquare Station via the Osaka Metro Chūō Line ↑|
|1.2||Osaka Monorail Main Line (proposed extension)|
|N/A||Higashi-Ikoma Signal Station
|N/A||Tomigaoka Signal Station
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