Nankai Electric Railway

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Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Native name
南海電気鉄道株式会社
Type Public KK
TYO: 9044
IndustryGround transport
PredecessorNankai Railway Co., Ltd. (former parent company founded on June 16, 1884)
Founded Kudoyama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (March 28, 1925 (1925-03-28), Koyasan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.)
HeadquartersNankai Namba Building, Shikitsu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan
Registered office: Nankai Kaikan Building, Namba, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
Services
  • Rail transit
  • Amusument parks
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
RevenueDecrease2.svg¥181,869 million (March 2012) [* 1]
Decrease2.svg¥18,294 million (March 2012) [* 1]
Increase2.svg¥5,686 million (March 2012) [* 1]
Total assets Decrease2.svg¥789,591 million (March 2012) [* 1]
Total equity Increase2.svg¥135,602 million (March 2012) [* 1]
Number of employees
2,734 (March 31, 2012)
Subsidiaries
  • Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd.
  • Semboku Rapid Railway Co.,Ltd.
  • Nankai Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Nankai Rinkan Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Wakayama Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Kansai Airport Transport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
  • Nankai Ferry Co., Ltd.
  • Nankai Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Website nankai.co.jp
Footnotes /references
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 平成24年3月期 決算短信〔日本基準〕(連結) [Financial Results for Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2012](PDF) (in Japanese). Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. April 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 3, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
Nankai Namba Station & Swissotel NANKAI OSAKA Nankai namba station05s3200.jpg
Nankai Namba Station & Swissôtel NANKAI OSAKA

Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (南海電気鉄道株式会社, Nankai denki tetsudō kabushiki gaisha) is a private railway in Japan, founded in 1884. The name Nankai (which means "South Sea") comes from the company's routes along the Nankaidō, the old highway that ran south from the old capital, Kyoto, along the sea coast. Nankai predates all the electric railways in the Tokyo region.

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The Nankai network branches out in a generally southern direction from Namba Station in Osaka. The Nankai Main Line connects Osaka to Wakayama, with an important spur branching to Kansai International Airport. The rapi:t α express connects Kansai International Airport to Namba in 34 minutes, while the rapi:t β takes 39 minutes with two additional stops. The Koya Line connects Osaka to Mt. Koya, headquarters of the Buddhist Shingon sect and a popular pilgrimage site. IC cards (PiTaPa and ICOCA) are accepted.

History

Winged wheel and first monsho of the Nankai Railway Company, reused by the Nankai Electric Railway until 1973. Nankai Railway logomark.svg
Winged wheel and first monshō of the Nankai Railway Company, reused by the Nankai Electric Railway until 1973.

The Nankai Railway Company was founded on June 16, 1884. In 1944 it was one of the companies that merged to form Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. (Kin-nichi, present Kintetsu Railway). However, Kin-nichi transferred the former Nankai Railway Company's lines to the present Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (named Koyasan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. from March 28, 1925 until March 14, 1947) on June 1, 1947.

Monsho of the Nankai Electric Railway since 1972; used as main logo until 1993. Nankai corporate mark old.svg
Monshō of the Nankai Electric Railway since 1972; used as main logo until 1993.

From 1938 to 1988, Nankai Electric Railway owned the Nankai Hawks, a team in Nippon Professional Baseball that was based in Osaka. The team was sold to Daiei after the 1988 season and moved to Fukuoka and rechristened the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. The team was sold again in 2005 to SoftBank, and are now the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Lines

Defunct lines and transferred lines

Rolling stock

Limited express trains

Nankai Line, Airport Line

Kōya Line Commuter car (Namba-Hashimoto)

Kōya Line Zoom car (Namba-Gokurakubashi)

Takashinohama Line, Tanagawa Line, Kada Line, Shiomibashi Line

Cable Line

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