Kashihara Line

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A Kashihara Line train passing Yakushi-ji temple
Overview
Native name橿原線
Type Commuter rail
System Kintetsu Railway
Locale
Termini Yamato-Saidaiji
Kashiharajingu-mae
Stations17
Operation
OpenedApril 1, 1921;99 years ago (1921-04-01)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
CharacterCommuter rail
Technical
Line length23.8 km (14.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 240 m
Electrification
Operating speed100 km/h (60 mph) [1]

The Kashihara Line (橿原線, Kashihara-sen) is a 23.8 km (14.8 mi) north-south bound railway line in Nara Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a private railway operator. It connects Yamato-Saidaiji Station and Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

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Service outline

Most Express and Limited Express trains operate to and from the Kyoto Line, and some Express services operate between Kyoto and Tenri via the line between Saidaiji and Hirahata stations.

Stations

No.StationDistance
(km)
ExpressLimited
Express
TransfersLocation
Through sectionfrom Yamato-Saidaiji to Kyoto on the Kyoto Line
(Local trains, express trains, and limited express trains)
 B26  Yamato-Saidaiji 0.0OO Kyoto Line (through services available)
Nara Line (A26)
Nara Nara
 B27  Amagatsuji 1.6||
 B28  Nishinokyō 2.8O [Note 1] O [Note 1]
 B29  Kujō 4.0|| Yamatokoriyama
 B30  Kintetsu-Kōriyama 5.5O|
 B31  Tsutsui 8.4||
 B32  Hirahata 9.9O| Tenri Line (H32) (through services available)
 B33  Family-Kōemmae 10.9||
 B34  Yūzaki 12.4|| Kawanishi
 B35  Iwami 13.8|| Miyake
 B36  Tawaramoto 15.9O| Tawaramoto Line (I36: Nishi-Tawaramoto Station) Tawaramoto
 B37  Kasanui 17.3||
 B38  Ninokuchi 19.1|| Kashihara
 B39  Yamato-Yagi 20.5OO Osaka Line (D39)
 B40  Yagi-nishiguchi 20.5O| Sakurai Line (Unebi Station)
 B41  Unebigoryōmae 22.8O|
 B42  Kashiharajingū-mae 23.8OO Minami Osaka Line (F42)
Yoshino Line (F42)
Through sectionfrom Hirahata to Tenri on the Tenri Line
(Local trains and express trains)
  1. 1 2 Express trains and Kyoto-Kashihara limited express trains stop during off-peak hours only.

History

The first section of the line, from Saidaiji Station (present-day Yamato-Saidaiji) to Kōriyama Station (present-day Kintetsu Kōriyama ), opened on 1 April 1921. [1] The line was extended to Hirahata on 1 April 1922, and the section from Hirahata to Kashiharajingū-mae opened on 21 March 1923. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄[Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 127, 267. ISBN   978-4-7770-1336-4.