Hanwa Line

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Hanwa Line
JRW kinki-R.svg
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Local train (225-5100 series EMU)
Overview
Owner JR West
Locale Osaka Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture
TerminiTennōji, Ōtori
Wakayama, Higashi-Hagoromo
Stations36
Service
TypeHeavy rail, Commuter rail
SystemUrban Network
Depot(s)Hineno, Suita
History
OpenedSeptember 18, 1929
Technical
Line length63.0 km (39.1 mi)
61.3 km (38.1 mi) (Tennoji - Wakayama)
1.7 km (1.1 mi) (Otori - Higashi-Hagoromo)
Number of tracksDouble (Tennoji - Wakayama)
Single (Otori - Higashi-Hagoromo)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Hagoromo Branch Line 225-5100 series JRW series225-Hagoromo.jpg
Hagoromo Branch Line 225-5100 series

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.

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Services

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.

Limited express services

Hanwa Line segment in bold. Stations in brackets are only served by some services.

Commuter services

Trains stop at every station on the line, and they are operated between Tennoji and Otori in the non-rush hour.
Trains run on the Osaka Loop Line before entering Hanwa Line at Tennoji with stopping at every station between Tennoji and Fukushima via Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, and Osaka, then Nishikujo, Bentencho, Taisho and Shin-Imamiya stations (part of trains originate and terminate at Kyobashi). They make rapid service stops throughout the Hanwa Line and stop at every station between Hineno and Wakayama except in the morning and night.
Trains usually run in tandem with Kishuji Rapid between the Osaka Loop Line and Hineno before splitting off and making every stop on the Kansai Airport Line. They go loop with stops at every station between Tennoji and Fukushima via Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, and Osaka, then Nishikujo, Bentencho, Taisho and Shin-Imamiya (part of trains originate and terminate at Kyobashi).
Trains run on weekday mornings, and make rapid service stops throughout its route and every stop on the Osaka Loop Line.
Trains run entirely on the Hanwa Line with extended service to the Kisei Main Line except the non-rush hour.
Stations on the Hanwa Line where trains stop: at Tennōji, Sakaishi, Mikunigaoka, Ōtori, Izumi-Fuchū, Higashi-Kishiwada, Kumatori, Hineno, Izumi-Sunagawa, Kii, Musota and Wakayama
Trains make rapid service stops from Tennoji to Otori , then local stops to Wakayama. They mainly run between Tennoji and Hineno in the non-rush hour, and also in the morning and as the last train for Hineno.
Trains ran in early mornings and between the mornings and non-rush hours, with rapid service stops from Tennoji to Kumatori, then local stops to Wakayama.
The first train of the service from Wakayama ran to Shin-Osaka via the Osaka Loop Line and the Umeda Freight Line.

Stations

Hanwa Line

Legend:

Local trains stop at all stations.

For limited expresses Haruka and Kuroshio, please see their respective articles.

No.StationRegional RapidKansai Airport RapidKishuji RapidRapidDirect RapidTransfersLocation
Through trains from Kyobashi and Osaka via Osaka Loop Line (see below)
Within Osaka Loop Line:No through serviceRapid (Passes Imamiya, Ashiharabashi and Noda)Local
  R20   Tennoji 天王寺 JRW kinki-O.svg Osaka Loop Line, JRW kinki-Q.svg Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)
Osaka Metro: Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svg Midosuji Line (M23), Osaka Metro Tanimachi line symbol.svg Tanimachi Line (T27)
Kintetsu:  F  Minami Osaka Line (F01: Osaka Abenobashi Station)
Hankai Tramway: Number prefix Hankai Tramway line.png Uemachi Line (HN01: Tennoji-ekimae Station)
Tennoji-ku, Osaka Osaka
Prefecture
  R21   Bishōen 美章園 Abeno-ku, Osaka
  R22   Minami-Tanabe 南田辺
  R23   Tsurugaoka 鶴ヶ丘
  R24   Nagai 長居Osaka Metro: Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svg Midosuji Line (M26) Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
  R25   Abikochō 我孫子町
  R26   Sugimotochō 杉本町
  R27   Asaka 浅香 Sakai-ku, Sakai
  R28   Sakaishi 堺市
  R29   Mikunigaoka 三国ヶ丘 Nankai: Nankai koya line simbole.svg Kōya Line (NK57)
  R30   Mozu 百舌鳥
  R31   Uenoshiba 上野芝 Nishi-ku, Sakai
  R32   Tsukuno 津久野
  R33   Ōtori Hagoromo Branch Line (see below)
  R34   Tonoki 富木 Takaishi
  R35   Kita-Shinoda 北信太 Izumi
  R36   Shinodayama 信太山
  R37   Izumi-Fuchū 和泉府中
  R38   Kumeda 久米田 Kishiwada
  R39   Shimomatsu 下松
  R40   Higashi-Kishiwada 東岸和田
  R41   Higashi-Kaizuka 東貝塚 Kaizuka
  R42   Izumi-Hashimoto 和泉橋本
  R43   Higashi-Sano 東佐野 Izumisano
  R44   Kumatori 熊取 Kumatori
  R45   Hineno 日根野 JRW kinki-S.svg Kansai Airport Line Izumisano
Haruka, Kansai Airport Rapid & Direct Rapid (Some): Through service to Kansai Airport via Kansai Airport Line
  R46   Nagataki 長滝IzumisanoOsaka
Prefecture
  R47   Shinge 新家 Sennan
  R48   Izumi-Sunagawa 和泉砂川
  R49   Izumi-Tottori 和泉鳥取 Hannan
  R50   Yamanakadani 山中渓
  R51   Kii 紀伊 Wakayama Wakayama Prefecture
  R52   Musota 六十谷
  R53   Kii-Nakanoshima 紀伊中ノ島
  R54   Wakayama 和歌山 JRW kinki-W.svg Kisei Main Line, JRW kinki-T.svg Wakayama Line
Kishigawa Line
Line continues as Kisei Main Line

Higashi-Hagoromo Branch Line

StationTransfersLocation
Ōtori JRW kinki-R.svg Hanwa Line (see above) Sakai Osaka
Prefecture
Higashi-Hagoromo 東羽衣Nankai: Nankai mainline symbol.svg Main Line, Nankai mainline symbol.svg Takashinohama Line (NK16: Hagoromo Station) Takaishi

Rolling stock

All trains are based at Hineno and Suita Depots.

Commuter

Limited Express

Former

Passenger

JNR, JR West
Hanwa Electric Railway, Nankai Railway
  • MoYo 100
  • MoTa 300
  • KuYo 500
  • KuTa 600
  • KuTe 700
  • KuTa 750
  • KuTa 3000
  • KuTa 7000

Freight

JNR
Hanwa Electric Railway, Nankai Railway
  • RoKo 1000 (now ED38)
  • RoKo 1100
  • MoKa 2000
  • ED1151 (now Nankai ED5151)

History

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.

When Kansai International Airport opened in 1994, the Hanwa Line became one of the main railway links between the city and the airport (along with the Nankai Main Line).

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