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Airport Limited Express rapi:t at Kansai Airport Station
|Owner|| Nankai Electric Railway (Izumisano–Rinkū Town)|
New Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd. (Rinkū Town–Kansai Airport)
|Termini|| Izumisano |
|Operator(s)||Nankai Electric Railway|
|Rolling stock||1000 series|
|Line length||8.8 km (5.5 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
The Airport Line (空港線, Kūkō sen) is a railway line operated by the Nankai Electric Railway, which connects Izumisano and Kansai International Airport and is owned by Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd. between Rinkū Town and Kansai Airport. It opened on June 15, 1994.
It is one of the access routes to the Kansai International Airport which is located on an artificial island in Ōsaka Bay. The line colour of the Airport Line is purple.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|NK30||Izumisano||泉佐野||0.0||Nankai Main Line (Through trains for Namba are available.)||Osaka Prefecture||Izumisano|
|NK31||Rinkū Town||りんくうタウン||1.9||Kansai Airport Line (JR-S46)|
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia