Hanshin Electric Railway

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Hanshin Electric Railway
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Overview
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Locale Kansai region, Japan
Dates of operation1905 (established in 1899)
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Length48.9 km
Other
Website rail.hanshin.co.jp
Corporate headquarters of Hanshin Headquarters of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.JPG
Corporate headquarters of Hanshin

Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (阪神電気鉄道株式会社, Hanshin Denki-tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese private railway company of Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group that links Osaka and Kobe. It also owns the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.

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The first character for Kobe (戸) and the second character for Osaka (大) combine to form the company name, 阪神, which can be read Han-shin.

IC cards (PiTaPa and ICOCA) are accepted when taking trains.

Rail lines

Linemap of Hanshin Electric Railway Hanshin Electric Railway Linemap.svg
Linemap of Hanshin Electric Railway

Operating lines

The section between Nishikujō and Ōsaka-Namba is the newest line of Hanshin that opened on March 20, 2009. Prior to this extension the line was called the Nishi-Ōsaka Line.
The tracks of the line are owned by Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Co., Ltd. as the Tozai Line.

Abandoned lines

Incomplete lines

History

Rolling stock

Limited Express/Express

Local

Mukogawa Line

Subsidiaries

Hanshin Electric Railway owns the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, whose home ground is Hanshin Koshien Stadium in front of Kōshien Station of the railway's Main Line.

One of the company's subsidiaries is the Osaka-based company Hanshin Contents Link, that operates the Billboard Japan brand under licence from Billboard's publisher. [4] [5]

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References

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