Keifuku Electric Railroad

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Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd.
Native name
京福電気鉄道株式会社
Romanized name
Keifuku Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha
Type Public (K.K.)
TYO: 9049
Industry Private railroad
PredecessorKyoto Dento
Founded2 May 1942 (1942-05-02) in Kyoto, Japan
Headquarters
Kyoto
,
Japan
Area served
Japan
RevenueIncrease2.svg¥12.18 billion (2015)
Increase2.svg¥698 million (2015)
Increase2.svg¥658 million (2015)
Total assets Increase2.svg¥18.32 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase2.svg¥5.23 billion (2015)
Number of employees
885 (2015)
Parent Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Subsidiaries
Website www.keifuku.co.jp

Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd. (京福電気鉄道株式会社, Keifuku Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a railroad company based in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (but with offices in Fukui Prefecture) in operation since March 2, 1942. [1] It is a parent company of Keifuku Bus and Kyoto Bus, and an affiliated company of Keihan Electric Railway, [2] which owns 42.89% of the company stock. The company's stock is traded on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Lines

This railway started service in 1910, [3] operated at that time by Arashiyama Electric Tram Railway (嵐山電車軌道, Arashiyama Densha Kidō). It was transferred to the Kyoto-based electric power generation company Kyoto Dento (京都電燈, Kyōto Dentō). Later it built the Kitano Line. [4]

Formerly the company operated several railway lines in Fukui Prefecture. Some of them are now operated by Echizen Railway. [5]

The Eizan Electric Railway also belonged to Keifuku until 1985. [6] [ citation needed ]

Randen

The Randen (嵐電, Randen) is a small network of interurban lines classified legally as tramways in Kyoto.

Arashiyama Line

Arashiyama Line
Kouryuji Roumon.jpg
A Randen tram car at Kōryūji Station, in front of Kōryū-ji Temple
Overview
Native name嵐山本線
Line numberA
TerminiShijō-Ōmiya
Arashiyama
Stations13
Color on mapRed
Website randen.keifuku.co.jp/en/index.html
Service
Depot(s)Sai
History
Opened25 March 1910 (1910-03-25)
Technical
Line length7.2 km (4.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 600 V DC Overhead line
Operating speed40 km/h (25 mph)
Route map
Map of Randen in Ryoanji Station.JPG

The Arashiyama Line (嵐山本線, Arashiyama Honsen) connects Kyoto's city center (Shijo-Omiya terminal) and scenic Arashiyama area in the western suburb.

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation
A1 Shijō-Ōmiya 四条大宮0 Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (HK-84: Ōmiya Station) Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
A2 Sai 西院1.4 Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (HK-83) Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
A3 Nishiōji-Sanjō 西大路三条2.0 Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
A4 Yamanouchi 山ノ内2.8
A5 Randen-Tenjingawa 嵐電天神川3.7 Subway KyotoTozai.png Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (T17: Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station)
A6 Kaikonoyashioro 蚕ノ社3.9
A7 Uzumasa-Kōryūji 太秦広隆寺4.4
A8 Katabiranotsuji 帷子ノ辻5.2
A9 Arisugawa 有栖川5.7
A10 Kurumazaki-Jinja 車折神社6.2
A11 Rokuōin 鹿王院6.5
A12 Randen-Saga 嵐電嵯峨6.9
A13 Arashiyama 嵐山7.2

Kitano Line

Kitano Line
Randen cherry blossom.jpg
A Randen tram car under cherry blossoms
Overview
Native name北野線
Line numberB
TerminiKitano-Hakubaichō
Katabiranotsuji
Stations9
Color on mapBlue
Website randen.keifuku.co.jp/en/index.html
Service
Depot(s)Sai
History
Opened3 November 1925 (1925-11-03)
Technical
Line length3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead line
Operating speed40 km/h (25 mph)
Route map
Map of Randen in Ryoanji Station.JPG

The Kitano Line (北野線, Kitano Sen) is from Kitano Hakubaicho Station near Kitano Tenmangū to Katabiranotsuji Station in the midst of Arashiyama (Main) Line.

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation
B9 Kitano-Hakubaichō 北野白梅町0 Kita-ku, Kyoto
B8 Tōjiin Ritsumeikan University 等持院・立命館大学衣笠キャンパス前0.7
B7 Ryōanji 龍安寺0.9 Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
B6 Myōshinji 妙心寺1.3
B5 Omuro-Ninnaji 御室仁和寺1.7
B4 Utano 宇多野2.1
B3 Narutaki 鳴滝2.6
B2 Tokiwa 常磐2.9
B1 Satsueisho-mae 撮影所前3.5
A8 Katabiranotsuji 帷子ノ辻3.8
  • Number prefix Randen Arashiyama mainline.png Randen Arashiyama Line
  • JRW kinki-E.svg JR West Sanin Main Line (Sagano Line) (JR-E07: Uzumasa Station)

Eizan Cable

Eizan Cable
BSicon CONTg.svg
Arrow Blue Up 001.svg Eiden Eizan Main Line
BSicon KBHFe.svg
Yase-Hieizanguchi
BSicon KBHFa.svg
0 Cable Car Yase
BSicon SPLa.svg
BSicon FUNI.svg
BSicon SPLe.svg
BSicon KBHFe.svg
1.3 Cable Car Hiei
BSicon uKBHFa.svg
Ropeway Hiei
BSicon uCONTf.svg
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg Eizan Ropeway

The Eizan Cable (叡山ケーブル, Eizan Kēburu), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線, Kōsaku-sen), is a funicular line in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.

Eizan Ropeway

Eizan Ropeway
BSicon CONTg.svg
Arrow Blue Up 001.svg Eizan Cable
BSicon KBHFe.svg
Cable Car Hiei
BSicon uKBHFa.svg
0 Ropeway Hiei
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BSicon AETRAM.svg
BSicon uKBHFe.svg
0.5 Hiei Sanchō

The Eizan Ropeway (叡山ロープウェイ, Eizan Rōpuwei) (Ja) is an aerial tramway in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The line length is 0.5 km.

The cable and ropeway lines are for visitors to Mount Hiei on the northeastern edge of the city, together with Eizan Electric Railway's Eizan Main Line.

History

Arashiyama Line

The Arashiyama Tram opened the line in 1910, with 1,435 mm gauge and electrified at 600 V DC. The Kyoto Electric Light Company acquired the line in 1918, and double-tracked the track between 1925 and 1928. Keifuku acquired the line in 1942. [7] [ citation needed ]

Kitano Line

The Kyoto Electric Light Company opened the line between 1925 and 1926, and double-tracked the Tokiwa to Narutaki section in 1930. Plans to double-track the rest of the line were abandoned as a result of the economic depression. Keifuku acquired the line in 1942. [7] [ citation needed ]

Former connecting lines

Etymology

"Keifuku" is composed of two characters "京" and "福", the former denoting Kyoto and the latter Fukui. As the Kyoto Dento lines used to be in Fukui, the hydraulic source, and in Kyoto, the company took the name "Keifuku".

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References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

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