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Local train (225-5100 series EMU)
|Locale|| Osaka Prefecture |
|Type||Heavy rail, Commuter rail|
|Opened||September 18, 1929|
|Line length||63.0 km (39.1 mi)|
61.3 km (38.1 mi) (Tennoji - Wakayama)
1.7 km (1.1 mi) (Otori - Higashi-Hagoromo)
|Number of tracks||Double (Tennoji - Wakayama)|
Single (Otori - Higashi-Hagoromo)
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
The Hanwa Line (阪和線, Hanwa-sen) is a commuter rail line in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area, owned and operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The 61.3 km (38.1 mi) line runs between Osaka and Wakayama, Japan and has a 1.7 km branchline in a southern Osaka suburb. The name is taken from the second syllable of Osaka and the first syllable of Wakayama.
The terminus of the line in Osaka is Tennōji Station in Tennōji-ku where most of the commuter trains on the line originate and terminate. However, many intercity limited express and rapid trains extend to the Osaka Loop Line beyond Tennōji.
The terminus in Wakayama is Wakayama Station. Some trains from Osaka terminate before Wakayama and some spur off to Kansai Airport Station on the Kansai Airport Line from Hineno Station. Tracks are connected to the Kisei Main Line and some trains continue on from there.
The Hagoromo Branch Line (羽衣支線, Hagoromo-shisen), also called the Hagoromo Line (羽衣線, Hagoromo-sen) or the Higashi-Hagoromo Branch Line (東羽衣支線, Higashi-Hagoromo-shisen), between Ōtori Station and Higashi-Hagoromo Station, is officially a part of the Hanwa Line. On the 1.7 km branch, only local shuttle trains operate.
Local trains stop at all stations.
For limited expresses Haruka and Kuroshio, please see their respective articles.
|No.||Station||Regional Rapid||Kansai Airport Rapid||Kishuji Rapid||Rapid||Direct Rapid||Transfers||Location|
|Through trains from Kyobashi and Osaka via Osaka Loop Line (see below)|
|Within Osaka Loop Line:||No through service||Rapid (Passes Imamiya, Ashiharabashi and Noda)||Local|
|Tennoji||天王寺||●||●||●||●||▲|| Osaka Loop Line, Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)|
Osaka Metro: Midosuji Line (M23), Tanimachi Line (T27)
Kintetsu: Minami Osaka Line (F01: Osaka Abenobashi Station)
Hankai Tramway: Uemachi Line (HN01: Tennoji-ekimae Station)
|Tennoji-ku, Osaka|| Osaka|
|Nagai||長居||｜||｜||｜||｜||↑||Osaka Metro: Midosuji Line (M26)||Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka|
|Mikunigaoka||三国ヶ丘||●||●||●||●||▲||Nankai: Kōya Line (NK57)|
|Ōtori||鳳||●||●||●||●||▲||Hagoromo Branch Line (see below)|
|Hineno||日根野||●||●||●||●||▲||Kansai Airport Line||Izumisano|
|Haruka, Kansai Airport Rapid & Direct Rapid (Some): Through service to Kansai Airport via Kansai Airport Line|
|Wakayama||和歌山||▼||●||●||▲|| Kisei Main Line, Wakayama Line |
|Line continues as Kisei Main Line|
|Ōtori||鳳||Hanwa Line (see above)||Sakai|| Osaka|
|Higashi-Hagoromo||東羽衣||Nankai: Main Line, Takashinohama Line (NK16: Hagoromo Station)||Takaishi|
All trains are based at Hineno and Suita Depots.
The line was opened as a double-track electrified line by the Hanwa Electric Railway in 1929. In 1940, the company was merged with Nankai Railway (predecessor of Nankai Electric Railway) and became the Yamanote Line of Nankai. The Yamanote Line was then nationalized in 1944 and renamed the Hanwa Line.
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