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|Hankyu Kyoto Main Line|
A 9300 series EMU on a limited express service
|Line length||45.3 km (28.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Double|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead line|
|Operating speed||115 km/h (70 mph)|
|Hankyu Kyoto Main Line|
The Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (阪急京都本線, Hankyū Kyōto Honsen) is a railway line in Japan operated by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway. It connects Osaka-umeda Station in Osaka and Kyoto-kawaramachi Station in Kyoto.
The Kyoto Main Line is often called the Kyoto Line (京都線, Kyōto-sen) for short, and in a broader sense its two branch lines, the Senri Line and the Arashiyama Line, are included to the Kyoto Line by historical, geographical and structural reasons. The other two sections of Hankyu, the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line are called the Shinpōsen (神宝線) as a whole.
Officially, the Kyoto Main Line is from Jūsō to Kyoto-kawaramachi, however, all trains run beyond Jūsō to Osaka-umeda terminal, using the eastern tracks of the section exclusively. Hankyu treats the Kyoto Main Line in the same way as the passengers do, i.e. as the line between Osaka-umeda and Kyoto-kawaramachi (except for special circumstances such as governmental procedures).
The Kyoto Main Line was constructed in the following phases:
Prior to the merger of Hankyu Railway (then Hanshin Kyūkō Railway) and Keihan Electric Railway in 1943, the line and its branches were owned by the latter and called the Shin-Keihan (New Keihan) Line. In the breakup of the merger in 1949, the line was not ceded to Keihan and became a competitor of the Keihan Main Line.
A loop line from Juso to Awaji via Shin-Osaka station, to provide a direct connection to the Shinkansen has been proposed, but is not currently scheduled for construction.
In the timetable revised on December 21, 2013,regular trains are classified as follows:
Local (普通, futsū)
Semi-Express (準急, junkyū)
Sakaisuji Semi-Express (堺筋準急, sakaisuji junkyū)
Rapid (快速, kaisoku)
Rapid Express (快速急行, kaisoku kyūkō)
Limited Express (特急, tokkyū)
Commuter Limited Express (通勤特急, tsūkin tokkyū)
Rapid Limited Express (快速特急, kaisoku tokkyū) & Rapid Limited Express A (快速特急A, kaisoku tokkyū A)
Local trains stop at all stations.
No trains stop at Nakatsu which is served by Local trains on the Kobe Main Line and the Takarazuka Main Line, because of the absence of any platforms on this line. Thus, in operation, Nakatsu Station is not listed on the Kyoto Line.
The starting point of the distances (km) shown is Jūsō Station, which is officially the starting point of the Kyoto Main Line.
|Line name||No.||Station||Distance (km)||Semi-Express||Sakaisuji Semi-Exp.||Rapid||Rapid Exp.||Commuter Ltd. Exp.||Ltd. Exp.||Rapid Ltd. Exp.||Rapid Ltd. Exp. A||Transfers||Location|
|Through services:||From Awaji:|
|Takarazuka Main Line||HK-01||Osaka-umeda||大阪梅田||(2.4)||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|| Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line (HS 01) ||Kita-ku, Osaka||Osaka Prefecture|
|HK-03||Jūsō||十三||0.0||●||●||●||●||●||●|||||Hankyu Kobe Main Line||Yodogawa-ku, Osaka|
|Kyoto Main Line|
|HK-61||Minamikata||南方||1.9||●||●|||||||||||||||||Osaka Metro Midosuji Line (M14: Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station)|
|HK-63||Awaji||淡路||4.2||●||●||●||●|||||●||●||●||Hankyū Senri Line (through service, see above)|
|HK-68||Minami-Ibaraki||南茨木||12.9||●||●||●|||||||||||||||||■ Osaka Monorail Main Line (19)||Ibaraki|
|HK-81||Katsura||桂||38.0||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||Hankyu Arashiyama Line|
|HK-83||Saiin||西院||41.9||●||●||●||●||●|||||||||||Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line (A02)|
|HK-84||Ōmiya||大宮||43.3||●||●||●||●||●|||||||||||Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line (A01: Shijō-Ōmiya Station)||Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto|
|HK-85||Karasuma||烏丸||44.4||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K09: Shijō Station)||Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto|
|HK-86||Kyoto-kawaramachi||京都河原町||45.3||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||Keihan Main Line (KH39: Gion-Shijō Station)|
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