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|JR Kobe Line|
225-100 series on a Special Rapid Service, November 2016
|Locale||Osaka Prefecture and Hyōgo Prefecture|
|Termini||Osaka (Tokaido Main Line)|
Himeji (Sanyo Main Line)
|Operator(s)|| JR West |
|Opened||May 11, 1874 (as part of Tokaido Main Line)|
March 13, 1988 (renamed as JR Kobe Line)
|Line length||87.9 km (54.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||130 km/h (81 mph)|
The JR Kobe Line (JR神戸線, JR Kōbe sen) is the nickname of portions of the Tokaido Main Line and the Sanyo Main Line, between Osaka Station in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture and Himeji Station in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The line, along with the JR Kyoto Line and the Biwako Line, forms a contiguous service that is the main trunk of West Japan Railway Company's Urban Network commuter rail network in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area. The line also offers continuous service to the Gakkentoshi Line via the JR Tōzai Line.
Sleeper Limited Express (寝台特急, Shindai tokkyuu)
Limited Express (特急, tokkyuu)
Commuter Limited Express (通勤特急, Tsuukin tokkyuu)
Special Rapid Service (新快速, shin-kaisoku)
Rapid Service (快速, kaisoku)
Local trains (普通, futsu)
Stations are listed from east to west.
●: Trains stop at all times
｜: Trains pass at all times
▲: Eastbound trains pass in the morning
○:Trains stop at morning of Weekdays only
|Official line name||No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Stop||Transfers||Location|
|Between stations||from Osaka||Local||Rapid||Special Rapid||Ward, City||Prefecture|
|Through service to/from the JR Kyoto Line|
|Tokaido Main Line||Osaka||大阪||-||0.0||●||●||●||Kita-ku, Osaka||Osaka|
|Sumiyoshi||住吉||1.6||23.6||●||●|||||Kobe New Transit Rokko Island Line (R01)|
|Sanyo Main Line|
|Hyōgo||兵庫||1.8||34.9||●||●|||||Wadamisaki Line(Sanyo Main Line Wadamisaki Branch)||Hyogo-ku, Kobe|
|Shin-Nagata||新長田||2.3||37.2||●||||||||Kobe Municipal Subway:||Nagata-ku, Kobe|
|Through service to/from the Sanyo Main Line and the Ako Line|
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