Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line

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Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
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An Ishiyamadera-bound train approaching Hamaōtsu Station
Overview
Native name京阪石山坂本線
Locale Shiga Prefecture
Operation
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line(京阪石山坂本線,Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto-sen) is a railway line in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway.

Shiga Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Shiga Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The capital is Ōtsu.

A private railroad is a railroad run by a private business entity, as opposed to a railroad run by a public sector.

Keihan Electric Railway Japanese railway company

Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is a Japanese railway operator in Osaka, Kyoto, and Shiga Prefectures. It is known as "Keihan" (京阪), "Keihan Dentetsu" (京阪電鉄) or "Keihan Densha" (京阪電車).

Contents

Stations

No.NameJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation
Between
stations
Total
OT01 Ishiyamadera 石山寺-0.0  Ōtsu, Shiga
OT02 Karahashimae 唐橋前0.70.7 
OT03 Keihan Ishiyama 京阪石山0.91.6  A   Biwako Line
OT04 Awazu 粟津0.82.4 
OT05 Kawaragahama 瓦ヶ浜0.42.8 
OT06 Nakanoshō 中ノ庄0.53.3 
OT07 Zezehommachi 膳所本町0.53.8 
OT08 Nishiki 0.44.2 
OT09 Keihan Zeze 京阪膳所0.54.7  A   Biwako Line
OT10 Ishiba 石場0.85.5 
OT11 Shimanoseki 島ノ関0.56.0 
OT12 Biwako-Hamaōtsu びわ湖浜大津0.76.7 Keihan Keishin Line
OT13 Miidera 三井寺0.57.2 
OT14 Otsu-shiyakusho-mae 大津市役所前0.88.0 
OT15 Keihan-otsukyo 京阪大津京0.58.5  B   Kosei Line
OT16 Ōmijingūmae 近江神宮前0.69.1 
OT17 Minami-Shiga 南滋賀0.910.0 
OT18 Shigasato 滋賀里0.810.8 
OT19 Anō 穴太1.512.3 
OT20 Matsunobamba 松ノ馬場1.213.5 
OT21 Sakamoto-hieizanguchi 坂本比叡山口0.614.1 Sakamoto Cable

History

The Otsu Railway opened the Hamaotsu to Awazu section in 1913, electrified at 600 V DC. [1] The line was extended to Ishiyamadera (as single track) the following year.[ citation needed ]

The Hamaotsu to Miidera section opened in 1922 (dual track electrified), and in 1927 the company merged with a tourist boat operator to become the Biwako Railway & Steamship Co., which extended the line to Sakamoto the same year.[ citation needed ]

Keihan acquired the company in 1929 (and divested the steamship component immediately), connecting the line to its Keishin line in 1939.[ citation needed ]

Keihan Keishin Line railway line in Japan

The Keishin Line is an interurban railway line in Japan operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway. The 7.5 km line connects Misasagi Station in Kyoto and Biwako-Hamaōtsu Station in the neighbouring city of Ōtsu.

The Awazu to Ishiyama section was double-tracked in 1943, but in 1945 the Sakamoto to Shigasato section was singled and the rails recycled for the Japanese war effort. The dual track was reinstated in 1947.[ citation needed ]

The voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in conjunction with the voltage upgrade on the Keishin line.[ citation needed ]

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References

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

  1. Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄[Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 253–254. ISBN   4-87366-874-3.