Kyoto Line (Kintetsu)

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Kyoto Line
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A limited express train
Overview
Native name京都線
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Line number B 
Locale Kyoto Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Termini Kyoto
Yamato-Saidaiji
Stations26
Service
Type
System Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s)
  • Shin-Tanabe
  • Saidaiji
  • Miyazu
History
OpenedNovember 3, 1928;92 years ago (1928-11-03)
Technical
Line length34.6 km (21.5 mi)
Number of tracks2
Character
  • Heavy rail
  • Commuter rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph)
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Kintetsu Lines unless noted

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JR-West lines
B01
Kyōto
0.0
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closed 1946
Hachijō
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B02
Tōji
0.9
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Kujō
Kyoto Tram
Kujō Line
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B03
Jūjō
1.5
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Jūjō
B04
Kamitobaguchi
2.5
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Kuinabashi
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Takeda Depot
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B05
Takeda
3.6
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4.9
Fushimi
B06
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original JNR Nara Line
Tambabashi
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6.0
Kintetsu Tambabashi
B07
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Fushimi Momoyama
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6.5
Momoyamagoryōmae
B08
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Yodo-Gawa Bridge
over Uji River
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8.6
Mukaijima
B09
B10
Ogura
11.4
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B11
Iseda
12.7
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B12
Ōkubo
13.6
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Shinden
B13
Kutsukawa
14.6
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B14
Terada
15.9
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B15
Tonoshō
17.4
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Kizu-Gawa Bridge
over Kizu River
closed 1974
Kizugawa
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Shin-Tanabe Depot
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Kyōtanabe
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19.6
Shin-Tanabe
B16
Dōshisha-mae
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21.1
Kōdo
B17
JR Miyamaki
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22.4
Miyamaki
B18
 
Miyazu
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23.1
 
Kintetsu
Depot
 
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Miyazu
 
B19
Shimokoma
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24.4
Komada
B20
Hōsono
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26.7
Shin-Hōsono
B21
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28.2
Kizugawadai
B22
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29.2
Yamadagawa
B23
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30.8
Takanohara
B24
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33.5
Heijō
B25
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34.6
Yamato-Saidaiji
B26
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Kintetsu Nara
Nara Line
A28
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Saidaiji Depot

The Kyoto Line (京都線, Kyōto sen) is a Japanese railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a private railway operator. It connects the cities of Kyoto, Uji, and Nara, and competes with the Nara Line of West Japan Railway Company (JR-West), which also connects those cities.

Contents

Many trains on the line continue to the Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara Station or the Kashihara Line via Yamato-Saidaiji Station. The line also provides the through train services with the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway.

Stations

No.NameJapaneseSEExLELocation
B01 Kyōto 京都SSS Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture
B02 Tōji 東寺SS| Minami-ku, Kyoto
B03 Jūjō 十条|||
B04 Kamitobaguchi 上鳥羽口||| Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
B05 Takeda 竹田SS|
B06 Fushimi 伏見|||
B07 Kintetsu-Tambabashi 近鉄丹波橋SSS
B08 Momoyamagoryōmae 桃山御陵前SS|
B09 Mukaijima 向島S||
B10 Ogura 小倉S|| Uji
B11 Iseda 伊勢田S||
B12 Ōkubo 大久保SS|
B13 Kutsukawa 久津川S|| Jōyō
B14 Terada 寺田S||
B15 Tonoshō 富野荘S||
B16 Shin-Tanabe 新田辺SS| Kyōtanabe
B17 Kōdo 興戸M|
B18 Miyamaki 三山木M|
B19 Kintetsu Miyazu 近鉄宮津M|
B20 Komada 狛田|| Seika
B21 Shin-Hōsono 新祝園S|
B22 Kizugawadai 木津川台||
B23 Yamadagawa 山田川||
B24 Takanohara 高の原SX Nara Nara Prefecture
B25 Heijō 平城||
B26 Yamato-Saidaiji 大和西大寺SS

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History

The Kyoto Line was built by Nara Electric Railway (奈良電気鉄道, Nara Denki Tetsudō) in November 1928 as dual track electrified at 600 V DC. The track between Kyoto Station and Horiuchi Station (present-day Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station) was placed on the site of a removed railway, which had been rerouted and is now called the JR Nara Line. [1]

The railway provided the through services to the lines of Kintetsu (originally, Osaka Electric Tramway) from the beginning. As of September 1961, Kintetsu was the largest shareholder of Nara Electric Railway with 980,000 shares out of the company's 1.9 million shares, while Keihan Electric Railway owned 710,000 shares. Through a deal between the two major shareholders, the shares owned by Keihan were transferred to Kintetsu in April 1962 and the company was merged into Kintetsu from October 1963. [1]

Between 1945 and 1968, there were through services with the Keihan Main Line using crossovers at Tambabashi. [2] The line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1969, and in 1988 through services with the Karasuma Line were introduced.[ citation needed ]

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References

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

  1. 1 2 Takayama, Reizō (December 1992). "奈良電の時代" [The Era of Naraden]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). No. 569. Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudōtosho Kankōkai. p. 124.
  2. Teramoto, Mitsuteru (December 1991). "京阪 列車・運転の移り変わり" [Transition of Keihan trains and operation]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). No. 553. Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudōtosho Kankōkai. p. 94.