Hanshin Namba Line

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Hanshin Namba Line
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png
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Hanshin 9000 series EMU
Overview
Native name阪神なんば線
Owner Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Nishi-Osaka Railway Co., Ltd.
LocaleOsaka and Hyogo prefectures, Japan
Termini Amagasaki
Ōsaka Namba
Stations11
Service
Type Commuter rail
Operator(s)Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Depot(s)Amagasaki
Rolling stockvarious EMUs (see below)
History
OpenedJanuary 20, 1924
Technical
Line length10.1 km (6.3 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead line

The Hanshin Namba Line (阪神なんば線, Hanshin Nanba sen) is a railway line operated by the private railway operator Hanshin Electric Railway connecting Amagasaki Station in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, and Ōsaka Namba Station in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

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Operations

There are through rapid express operations between Kobe Sannomiya on the Main Line in Kobe and Kintetsu Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line in Nara via the Hanshin Namba Line, and through local, semi-express, and suburban semi-express operations between Amagasaki Station and Kintetsu Nara Station. [1] [2]

Stations

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)Train typeConnecting linesLocation
between
stations
from
Amagasaki
Rapid express
Rapid express trains operate to Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Main Line.
HS 09 Amagasaki 尼崎-0.0 Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line Amagasaki, Hyōgo
HS 08 Daimotsu 大物0.90.9| Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line
HS 49 Dekijima 出来島1.42.3| Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka Osaka Prefecture
HS 48 Fuku 1.03.3|
HS 47 Dempō 伝法1.54.8| Konohana-ku, Osaka
HS 46 Chidoribashi 千鳥橋0.75.5|
HS 45 Nishikujō 西九条0.86.3 JRW kinki-O.svg Osaka Loop Line (JR-O14), JRW kinki-P.svg Sakurajima Line (JR Yumesaki Line) (JR-P14)
HS 44 Kujō 九条1.37.6 Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Chūō Line (C14) Nishi-ku, Osaka
HS 43 Dome-mae ドーム前0.68.2 Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line symbol.svg Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N12:Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station)
HS 42 Sakuragawa 桜川0.89.0 Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro Sennichimae line symbol.svg Sennichimae Line (S15)
Nankai koya line simbole.svg Nankai Kōya Line (Shiomibashi Line) (NK06-5: Shiomibashi Station)
Naniwa-ku, Osaka
HS 41 Ōsaka Namba 大阪難波1.110.1 KT number-A.svg Namba Line (A01, with through trains)
Nankai mainline symbol.svg Nankai Main Line, Nankai koya line simbole.svg Kōya Line (NK01: Namba Station)
Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro (Namba Station):
Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svg Midōsuji Line (M20), Osaka Metro Yotsubashi line symbol.svg Yotsubashi Line (Y15), Osaka Metro Sennichimae line symbol.svg Sennichimae Line (S16)
JRW kinki-Q.svg Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line) (JR-Q17: JR Namba Station)
Chūō-ku, Osaka
Trains operate to Kintetsu Nara Station on the Nara Line.

Rolling stock

History

Ajigawa Bridge under construction (August 2007) Hanshin Ajigawa Bridge Osaka JPN 001.jpg
Ajigawa Bridge under construction (August 2007)

The Dempō Line (伝法線), the predecessor of the Hanshin Namba Line, was planned as a bypass for the Hanshin Railway Main Line, and to connect from Amagasaki to Noda via Dempō. Then the plan was changed to connect to Nishikujō. The line was finally extended to Namba station in 2009.

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References

  1. "Archived copy" 3月20日(金・祝)、阪神なんば線の開通に伴うダイヤ改正の実施! (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. January 16, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 26, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. 3月20日(金・祝)、阪神なんば線の開通に伴い、阪神線と近鉄線の間で、相互直通運転を開始します (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Corporation. January 16, 2009.
  3. 3月20日(火・祝)、全線のダイヤ改正を実施! [Diagram Revision on Tuesday (Holiday), March 20, 2012](PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. January 20, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  4. 平成24年のダイヤ変更について [Diagram Revision in 2012](PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Corporation. January 20, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.