|Termini|| Kintetsu-Nagoya |
|Line length||78.8 km (49.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|Old gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
The Nagoya Line (名古屋線, Nagoya-sen) is a railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a Japanese private railway company, connecting Nagoya and Ise Nakagawa Station in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture via Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Suzuka, Tsu municipalities along the Ise Bay. The official starting-point of the line is Ise-Nakagawa and the terminus is Nagoya; however, operationally trains run "down" from and "up" towards Nagoya.
The line approximately parallels the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) Kansai Main Line, the Ise Railway Ise Line, and the JR Central Kisei Main Line, and all three offer rapid services from Nagoya to Ise.
At Ise-Nakagawa, the line has connections to the Osaka Line to Uehommachi and Kintetsu Namba Stations of downtown Osaka, and to the Yamada Line to Ujiyamada Station and beyond Toba Station on the Toba Line and Kashikojima Station of the Shima Line, to provide touristic access to scenic Shima Peninsula and Ise Shrine.
LO Local (普通; futsū)
Trains stop at every station.
SE Semi-Express (準急; junkyū)
EX Express (急行; kyūkō)
LE Limited Express (特急; tokkyū)
Seat reservations and limited express fee required.
NS Non-stop Limited Express (ノンストップ特急; nonsutoppu tokkyū)
Trains for Ōsaka Namba run hourly. Trains for Kashikojima run once a day on weekends. Seat reservations and limited express fee required.
SV Premium Express Shimakaze (しまかぜ; Shimakaze)
Trains for Kashikojima run once a day except on Wednesday with some exceptions. :(Seat reservations, limited express fee and special vehicle fee required.
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|○||Trains stop here sometimes|
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|Kintetsu-Nagoya||近鉄名古屋||0.0|| Tōkaidō Shinkansen |
Tōkaidō Main Line, Chūō Main Line, Kansai Main Line
Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Higashiyama Line, Sakura-dōri Line
|●||●||●||●||●||●||Nakamura-ku, Nagoya||Aichi Prefecture|
|Kintetsu-Hatta||近鉄八田||3.8|| Kansai Main Line |
|Kintetsu-Yatomi||近鉄弥富||16.1|| Kansai Main Line |
Meitetsu Bisai Line
|Kuwana||桑名||23.7|| Kansai Main Line |
Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line
Sangi Railway Hokusei Line
|Kintetsu-Tomida||近鉄富田||31.6||Sangi Railway Sangi Line||●||●||●|||||||||||Yokkaichi|
|Kintetsu-Yokkaichi||近鉄四日市||36.9|| Yunoyama Line |
Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway Utsube Line
Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway Hachiōji Line
|Tsu||津||66.5|| Kisei Main Line |
Ise Railway Ise Line
|Ise-Nakagawa||伊勢中川||78.8||Osaka Line, Yamada Line||●||●||●||||||||Matsusaka|
The first section, between Shiroko and Takadahonzan, was opened in 1915 by an independent railway operator Ise Electric Railway (伊勢電気鉄道, Ise Denki Testudō) with rail gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). The line was extended to Tsu-shinmachi and Kusu in 1917, and to (now) Kintetsu-Yokkaichi in 1922, the line being electrified at 1500 VDC in 1926. It was extended as an electrified line to Kuwana in 1929, and to Ise-Nakagawa the following year.
In 1936 the line was acquired by the Sangu Express Railway Co., which duplicated the Kuwana - Kusu section in 1938, the year that the Kansai Express Railway Co. opened the Nagoya - Kuwana section as electrified dual track.
In 1940 the Sangū Kyūkō Electric Railway (参宮急行電鉄, Sangū Kyukō Dentetsu) merged with the Kansai Express Railway Co., a predecessor of Kintetsu.
The Kusu - Hisai section was duplicated between 1937 and 1955, and the dual tracking of the line was completed in 1972 with duplication of the Hisai - Ise-Nakagawa section.
After the acquisition of a 1435mm connection to Osaka, Kintetsu passengers to that destination needed to change trains due to the difference of gauges. In 1959 the disastrous Ise-wan Typhoon destroyed the line and Kintetsu decided to convert to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) gauge (standard gauge) with the reconstruction, the standard of the company to enable direct operation between Osaka and Nagoya. Today a number of Limited Express trains between Osaka and Nagoya, and between Nagoya and Ise and Shima area are operated.
Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd., referred to as Kintetsu (近鉄), is a Japanese passenger railway company, managing infrastructure and operating passenger train service. Its railway system is the largest in Japan, excluding Japan Railways Group. The railway network connects Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tsu, Ise, and Yoshino. Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
The Osaka Line is a railway line in Japan owned by Kintetsu Railway, connecting Osaka and Mie Prefecture via Nara Prefecture. The line is the longest double-tracked railway of non-JR operators. Together with the Nagoya Line, this line forms the route for Kintetsu limited express services connecting Osaka and Nagoya in competition with the Tokaido Shinkansen.
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia