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|Katsuragi Ropeway Line (葛城索道線)|
|No. of stations||2|
|Built by||Kinki Nippon Railway|
|Open||March 26, 1967|
|No. of carriers||2 cabins|
|Operating times||9:10 – 17:06|
|Trip duration||6 min.|
|Aerial lift type||Aerial tramway|
|Manufactured by||Kinki Sharyo|
|Line length||1.421 km (0.9 mi)|
|No. of cables||3|
|Installed power||440 V AC|
The Katsuragisan Ropeway(葛城山ロープウェイKatsuragisan rōpuwei), legally referred to as Katsuragi Ropeway Line(葛城索道線Katsuragi sakudō sen), is an aerial tramway line in Gose, Nara, Japan. The line is the only aerial tramway line in Japan that is directly owned and operated by a major private railway company, the Kintetsu Railway. Opened in 1967, the line climbs Mount Yamato Katsuragi. Contactless smart cards PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai are not available on the line.
An aerial tramway, sky tram,cable car, ropeway or aerial tram is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion. With this form of lift, the grip of an aerial tramway cabin is fixed onto the propulsion rope and cannot be decoupled from it during operations.
Gose is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1958.
Nara Prefecture is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The capital is the city of Nara. Nara Prefecture has the distinction of having more UNESCO World Heritage Listings than any other prefecture.
The kilometre, or kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres. It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.
The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.
The metre or meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is m. The metre is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum in 1/299 792 458 of a second.
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