Keihanna Line

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Keihanna Line
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Kintetsu 7000 series trainset on the Keihanna Line
Other name(s) Yumehanna
Native nameけいはんな線
Line number C
Color on map     (#65c03a)
Operator(s)Kintetsu Railway
  • Higashi-Hanazono
  • Tomigaoka
Rolling stock
Daily ridership61,538 daily (FY2016) [1]
Opened1 October 1986;36 years ago (1986-10-01)
Last extension27 March 2006;17 years ago (2006-03-27)
Line length18.8 km (11.7 mi)
Number of tracks Double-track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC (Third rail)
Operating speed95 km/h (59 mph)
Signalling Automatic closed block
Train protection system WS-ATC
Route map


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Higashi-Hanazono Depot
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Gakken Kita-Ikoma
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Tomigaoka Junction
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Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka

The Keihanna Line (けいはんな線, Keihanna-sen) is a railway line operated by Kintetsu Railway. There are through trains to the Chūō Line of Osaka Municipal Subway. The line name derives from a kanji acronym formed from Kyoto (), Osaka (), and Nara (), but the name is written in hiragana. [2]

The line is the sole Kintetsu line with a third rail electrification system. Before 2015, it was the only Kintetsu line that had station numbers (the station numbers coming from the Chūō Line).



Through-service to/from Cosmosquare via the Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Osaka Metro Chūō Line
No.StationDistance (km)ConnectionsLocation
 C 23  Nagata

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Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Chūō Line

Higashiosaka, Osaka
 C24  Aramoto
1.2 Osaka Monorail Main Line (proposed extension)
 C25  Yoshita
 C26  Shin-Ishikiri
 C27  Ikoma
10.2 Ikoma Nara Prefecture
 C28  Shiraniwadai
 C29  Gakken Kita-Ikoma
 C30  Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
18.8 Nara

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  2. "地下鉄中央線・近鉄東大阪線・近鉄けいはんな線統一愛称が決定しました" [Subway Chuo Line, Kintetsu Higashi-Osaka Line, and Kintetsu Keihanna Line Unified Nicknames Decided](PDF). (in Japanese). 26 October 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
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