Hankyu Senri Line

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Hankyu Senri Line
Shin-Kanzakigawa Bridge 1.JPG
Senri Line train crossing the Kanzaki River (between Shimo-Shinjō Station and Suita Station), April 2013
Overview
Locale Kansai
TerminiTenjinbashisuji Rokuchōme
Kita-senri
Stations11
Service
Operator(s) Hankyu Railway
Depot(s)Shojaku
History
Completed1967
Technical
Line length13.6 km (8.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead line
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
Hankyu map.svg

The Hankyu Senri Line (阪急千里線, Hankyū Senri-sen) is a railway line in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Hankyu Railway. It was completed on March 1, 1967. Through trains operate to and from the Hankyu Kyoto Line and the Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line.

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History

The Kita-Osaka Electric Railway opened the Awaji - Senriyama section (1435 mm gauge, dual track) electrified at 600 VDC in 1921.

The Shin-Keihan Railway took the control of the railway in 1923. The Awaji - Tenjimbashi (present-day Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme) section opened in 1925 (1435 mm gauge, dual track), electrified at 600 VDC, and in 1928 the voltage was increased to 1500 VDC. With the terminal at Tenjimbashi, this section was a part of the main line of the Shin-Keihan Railway (later the Shin-Keihan Line of the Keihan Electric Railway) connecting Kyoto and Osaka.

The Senriyama - Shin-Senriyama (now Minami-Senri) section opened in 1963, and was extended to Kita-Senri in 1967 (both dual track and electrified). These extensions were to serve the newly developed Senri New Town.

After the Shinkeihan lines were merged to Hankyu in 1943, the role of Tenjimbashi Station as the terminal was gradually shifted to Umeda, the terminal built by Hankyu, and ended in 1969 when the through-running from Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme (replacing the old terminal with a single underground platform) to the Osaka Subway Sakaisuji Line commenced. In 1970, the line was one of major access routes to Expo '70 with the temporary Expo West Gate Station.

Service types

In the timetable revised on December 21, 2013, [1] regular trains are classified in three types:

Stations

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)Sakaisuji Semi-ExpressLimited Express HozuTransfersLocation
Through service:From Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme: Local / Sakaisuji Semi-Express trains to Osaka Metro Sakaisuji line symbol.svg Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line for Tengachaya

From Awaji: Local trains to Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Main Line for Umeda

 K11  Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme 天神橋筋六丁目0.0 Kita-ku, Osaka
HK-87 Kunijima 柴島2.2||  Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka
HK-63 Awaji 淡路3.5
HK-88 Shimo-Shinjō 下新庄4.4  
HK-89 Suita 吹田6.0  Suita, Osaka
HK-90 Toyotsu 豊津6.9 
HK-91 Kandai-mae 関大前7.8 
HK-92 Senriyama 千里山8.6 
HK-93 Minami-Senri 南千里10.2 
HK-94 Yamada 山田11.6 Osaka Monorail Main Line
HK-95 Kita-Senri 北千里13.6 
Through service:From Awaji:

Abandoned stations

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References

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

  1. Hankyu Corporation (September 20, 2013). "西山天王山駅の開業にあわせて京都線のダイヤ改正を実施します" [We will revise the schedule of the Kyoto Line in line with the opening of Nishiyama Tennoyama Station](PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese).