|Hankyu Arashiyama Line|
Arashiyama Line train (6300 series)
|Rolling stock||6300 series EMU|
7300 series EMU(under substitution)
8300 series EMU(under substitution)
|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)|
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.
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.
One line of the dual track was removed in 1944 for metal collection as part of the Japanese war effort. Crossing loops at both intermediate stations were built in 1950.
|Transfers||Places of interest|
|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|
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia