JR Kyoto Line

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JR Kyoto Line
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223-2000 series EMU on a Special Rapid Service, March 2017
Overview
Native nameJR京都線
Owner JR West
Locale Kyoto Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture
TerminiKyoto (Tōkaidō Line)
Osaka (Tōkaidō Line)
Service
TypeHeavy rail
SystemUrban Network
Operator(s)JR West
JR Freight
History
OpenedJuly 26, 1876 (as part of Tōkaidō Main Line)
March 13, 1988 (renamed as JR Kyoto Line)
Technical
Line length42.8 km (26.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speedouter tracks: 130 km/h (81 mph)
inner tracks: 120 km/h (75 mph)

The JR Kyoto Line (JR京都線, JR Kyōto-sen) is a commuter rail line in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area owned and operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The name applies to the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line between Kyōto Station and Ōsaka Station.

Contents

The Kyoto Line operates in combination with the Biwako Line and the JR Kobe Line, and offers through service trains to the Kosei Line and the JR Takarazuka Line.

Basic data

Services

Commuter trains are classified in three types:

In addition to the three types of commuter trains, long-distance limited express trains connecting the Kyoto-Osaka region with Kansai International Airport ( Haruka services), Hokuriku region ( Thunderbird services) and other areas also frequently operate on the line. Freight trains also operate on the line except for the section near Osaka Station where freight trains use separate freight lines.

Stations

Legend:

Local trains stop at all stations. Rapid trains in the morning skip some stops between Kyoto and Takatsuki.

Official Line NameNo.StationJapaneseDistance (km)StopsTransfersLocation
RapidSpecial RapidWard, CityPrefecture
Through services from Biwako Line and Kosei Line
Tōkaidō Main Line  A31  Kyoto 京都0.0 Shinkansen jrc.svg Tōkaidō Shinkansen
JRW kinki-A.svg Biwako Line
JRW kinki-B.svg Kosei Line ( B31 )
JRW kinki-D.svg Nara Line ( D01 )
JRW kinki-E.svg Sagano Line ( E01 )
 B  Kintetsu Kyoto Line (B01)
Subway KyotoKarasuma.png Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K11)
Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto Kyoto
 A32  Nishiōji 西大路2.5| Minami-ku, Kyoto
 A33  Katsuragawa 桂川
(久世)
5.3|
 A34  Mukōmachi 向日町6.4| Mukō
 A35  Nagaokakyō 長岡京10.1| Nagaokakyō
 A36  Yamazaki 山崎14.1| Ōyamazaki
 A37  Shimamoto 島本16.3| Shimamoto Osaka
 A38  Takatsuki 高槻21.6 Takatsuki
 A39  Settsu-Tonda 摂津富田24.5||
 A40  JR-Sōjiji [1] JR総持寺26.2|| Ibaraki
 A41  Ibaraki 茨木28.2|
 A42  Senrioka 千里丘31.1|| Settsu
 A43  Kishibe 岸辺32.8|| Suita
 A44  Suita 吹田35.2||
 A45  Higashi-Yodogawa 東淀川38.3|| Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
 A46  Shin-Ōsaka 新大阪39.0 Shinkansen jrc.svg Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Shinkansen jrw.svg Sanyō Shinkansen
JRW kinki-F.svg Osaka Higashi Line ( F02 )
Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svg Osaka Metro Midōsuji Line (M13)
 A47  Ōsaka 大阪42.8 JRW kinki-A.svg JR Kōbe Line
JRW kinki-G.svg JR Takarazuka Line ( G47 )
JRW kinki-O.svg Osaka Loop Line ( O11 )
JRW kinki-F.svg Osaka Higashi Line ( F01 , 2023)
JRW kinki-H.svg JR Tōzai Line ( H44 :Kitashinchi Station)
Number prefix Hankyu Kobe line.png Hankyū Kōbe Main Line, Number prefix Hankyu Takarazuka line.png Hankyu Takarazuka Main Line, Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (HK-01:Osaka-umeda Station)
Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line (HS 01:Osaka-Umeda Station)
Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro:
Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svg Midōsuji Line (M16: Umeda Station)
Osaka Metro Tanimachi line symbol.svg Tanimachi Line (T20: Higashi-Umeda Station)
Osaka Metro Yotsubashi line symbol.svg Yotsubashi Line (Y11: Nishi-Umeda Station)
Kita-ku, Osaka
Through services on JR Kobe Line

Through services on JR Takarazuka Line (Local only)

Closed station

From September 5, 1876 to the opening of Kyoto Station on February 6, 1877, Ōmiyadōri Temporary Station (大宮通仮停車場, Ōmiyadōri Kari Teishajō) was the station for the city of Kyoto. The temporary station was located at 40 chains (0.80 km) west of Kyoto Station construction site, or 3 miles and 47 chains (5.77 km) away from Mukōmachi Station.

Rolling stock

Local

Special Rapid and Rapid

Limited express

Former

History

The line now called the JR Kyoto Line opened in 1876, only four years after the opening of the first railway in Japan. On July 26, 1876, the Japanese Government Railways opened the section between Ōsaka and Mukōmachi with an intermediate station at Takatsuki. On August 9, 1876, Yamazaki Station, Ibaraki Station and Suita Station opened. Kyoto Station opened on February 6, 1877.

On June 1, 1949, operation of the line was taken over by Japanese National Railways (JNR).

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