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|Parent company|| Hankyu (54%)|
(Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group)
|Headquarters||Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Locale||Osaka Prefecture, Japan|
|Dates of operation||1967 (incorporation); 1970 (opening)–|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|Length||5.9 km (3.7 mi)|
Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway (北大阪急行電鉄, Kita Ōsaka Kyūkō Dentetsu, lit. "North Osaka Express Electric Railway") is a railway operator in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Its sole line, officially named the Namboku Line (南北線, Namboku sen), operates as an extension of the Midōsuji Line of the Osaka Metro.
The Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway Company, Ltd. (北大阪急行電鉄株式会社, Kita Ōsaka Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha), established on 11 December 1967, is majorly owned by Hankyu. Kitakyu, as it is often abbreviated, also owns various commercial and residential properties along the line.
|M06||Minō-Kayano||箕面萱野||0.0||Under construction (2023) ||Minoh|
|M08||Senri-Chūō||千里中央||2.5||Osaka Monorail Main Line||Toyonaka|
|M11||Esaka||江坂||8.4||Osaka Metro Midōsuji Line (through trains)||Suita|
The line was opened on 24 February 1970, to connect the then northern terminus of the Midōsuji Line, Esaka, with the grounds of the 1970 World's Fair. The Expo link was closed on 14 September, and the line was redirected to a new underground terminal of Senri-Chūō.
Takeo Miki, then Minister of International Trade and Industry, brokered the deal creating the railway as a joint venture between the City of Osaka and Hankyu Railway. Although the line was originally envisioned as a straightforward extension of the Midosuji Line, the city government was unable to independently complete the extension because it went beyond municipal boundaries, thus raising issues of expropriation and financing.
The tracks between Senri-Chuo and the Expo Park were removed following the Expo, and the right-of-way repurposed as part of the Chugoku Expressway.
Since the late 1980s, there has been a plan to extend the line 2.5 km (1.6 mi) northward from Senri-Chuo to a new station in the city of Minoh. The Minoh municipal government exchanged a letter of confirmation with Hankyu and Kitakyu regarding studies of the extension in 2011, and the government of Osaka Prefecture joined a four-party memorandum of understanding in 2012. As of early 2016, the extension was not yet finalized or funded. 
On 19 January 2017, construction began on the extension of the line to Minō-Kayano, which will have one intermediate station at Minō-Semba-Handaimae. Completion of the extension was originally scheduled for 2020;  in May 2019, the extension's scheduled opening date was delayed to 2023 because of construction problems.  The scheduled opening of the extension is currently set for the end of 2023. 
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