Nara Line (Kintetsu)

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Nara Line
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A Kintetsu 8000 series on the Nara Line
Overview
Native name奈良線
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Line number A 
Locale
Termini Fuse Station
Kintetsu Nara Station
Stations19
Service
Type
System Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s)Higashi-Hanazono
Saidaiji
History
OpenedApril 30, 1914;107 years ago (1914-04-30)
Technical
Track length26.7 km (16.6 mi)
Character
  • Heavy rail
  • Commuter rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph)
Nara Line Route map

Contents

Lines of Kintetsu unless noted

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JR Namba
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Osaka Municipal Subway: Yotsubashi Line
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A01 Ōsaka Namba
(Osaka Municipal Subway: Namba)
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Osaka Municipal Subway: Midōsuji Line
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Nankai: Nankai Main, Koya lines (Namba)
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Namba Line
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Osaka Municipal Subway: Sakaisuji Line
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Nippombashi
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A02 Kintetsu Nippombashi
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Osaka Municipal Subway: Tanimachi Line
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Tanimachi Kyūchōme
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A03 Osaka Uehommachi
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A04 Tsuruhashi
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A06 Fuse
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JR Kawachi-Eiwa
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A07 Kawachi-Eiwa
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A08 Kawachi-Kosaka
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Yaenosato Depot
abandoned in 1967
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Kinki Expressway
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Tamagawa Workshop
abandoned 1982
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Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Depot
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Kusaezaka
abandoned in 1964
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New Ikoma Tunnel (3,494m)
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Ikoma Tunnel
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Osaka
Nara
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Higashi-Ikoma Signal Box
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Keihanna Line to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
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Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Higashi-Ikoma Depot
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New Ōtani Tunnel
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Saidaiji Inspection Depot
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(Extra) Camp Car
1947-1951
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JR West: Kansai Main Line former route
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A28 Kintetsu Nara

The Nara Line (奈良線, Nara sen) is a Japanese railway line owned by the Kintetsu Railway. The line connects Fuse Station in the eastern suburbs of Osaka to Kintetsu Nara Station in the historic city of Nara, though operationally, the line begins at Ōsaka Namba Station on the Namba Line. [1] Additionally, some trains run through-services starting at Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Hanshin Railway Main Line in Kobe. [1] Eastern satellite cities such as Higashiosaka and Ikoma are connected by the line. [1] This line is more direct than the JR line between Osaka and Nara.[ citation needed ]

History

The line was opened by Osaka Electric Railway Company (大阪電気軌道, Osaka Denki Kidō) in 1914, dual track and electrified at 600 VDC.

In 1969 the voltage was increased to 1500 VDC, and in 1970 the Namba Line was opened, and the operational starting station of the Line moved to Kintetsu Namba Station, from Uehonmachi Station of Osaka Line.

Operation

Trains run to and from the Kintetsu Namba Line and the Hanshin Namba Line, and lead to Osaka Namba Station and Amagasaki Station, and Rapid Express trains also to Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Hanshin Main Line. Between Yamato-Saidaiji and Kintetsu Nara, through trains of the Kyoto Line also run. [2]

Local trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Higashi-Hanazono or Yamato-Saidaiji (partly Kintetsu Nara)
in the morning and the evening:Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Hyotan-yama or Higashi-Ikoma
partly: Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Ishikiri
partly: Yamato-Saidaiji - Kintetsu Nara
only one train: Ikoma → Yamato-Saidaiji (as the last connection from the last limited express train from Osaka for Nara)
Suburban Semi-Express trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Yamato-Saidaiji or Kintetsu Nara
Semi-Express trains
Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Yamato-Saidaiji or Kintetsu Nara
Express trains, Limited Express trains
Ōsaka Namba - Kintetsu Nara
Rapid Express trains
Kobe Sannomiya (Hanshin) or Amagasaki (Hanshin) or Ōsaka Namba - Kintetsu Nara

Stations

line nameNo.Station nameJapaneseSuburban Semi-ExpressSemi-ExpressExpressRapid ExpressLimited ExpressTransfersLocation
Through service to Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Namba Line:
from Ōsaka Namba
  • Local, Suburban Semi-Express, Semi-Express: to Amagasaki on the Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Namba Line
  • Rapid Express: to Kobe Sannomiya via Amagasaki on the Number prefix Hanshin Railway.png Hanshin Main Line (3 trains start from Shinkaichi on the Kobe Kosoku Line on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)
Namba Line A01  Ōsaka Namba 大阪難波 Chūō-ku,
Osaka
Osaka
Prefecture
 A02  Kintetsu Nippombashi 近鉄日本橋|Osaka Metro (Nippombashi)
 A03  Ōsaka Uehommachi
(Kintetsu Department StoreUehommachi)
大阪上本町Osaka Metro (Tanimachi Kyūchōme) Tennoji-ku,
Osaka
Osaka Line
 A04  Tsuruhashi 鶴橋| Ikuno-ku,
Osaka
 A05  Imazato 今里|||||
 A06  Fuse 布施||  D   Osaka Line (D06) Higashi-Osaka
Nara Line
 A07  Kawachi-Eiwa 河内永和|||||  F   JR West Osaka Higashi Line (JR-F10: JR Kawachi-Eiwa)
 A08  Kawachi-Kosaka
(Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka Shoin Women's University)
河内小坂|||
 A09  Yaenosato 八戸ノ里|||||
 A10 
Provisional
Uryūdō (Tentative, Planned)瓜生堂(仮称) Osaka Monorail Main Line (proposed extension)
 A10  Wakae-Iwata 若江岩田|||||
 A11  Kawachi-Hanazono 河内花園|||||
 A12  Higashi-Hanazono
(Hanazono Rugby Stadium)
東花園|
 A13  Hyōtan-yama 瓢箪山||||
 A14  Hiraoka 枚岡||||
 A15  Nukata 額田||||
 A16  Ishikiri 石切||
 A17  Ikoma 生駒  C   Keihana Line (C27)

  G   Ikoma Line (G17)

  Y   Ikoma Cable Line (Y17: Toriimae)

Ikoma Nara
Prefecture
 A18  Higashi-Ikoma
(Tezukayama University Higashi-Ikoma Campus)
東生駒|||
 A19  Tomio 富雄||| Nara
 A20  Gakuen-mae
(Tezukayama Gakuen)
学園前
 A21  Ayameike 菖蒲池||
Through service to:From Yamato-Saidaiji:
Nara Line A26  Yamato-Saidaiji 大和西大寺 B  Kyoto Line

 B  Kashihara Line

Nara Nara
Prefecture
 A27  Shin-Ōmiya 新大宮|
 A28  Kintetsu Nara 近鉄奈良

Kintetsu Namba Line

Namba Line
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KINTETSU Osaka-Namba Station B.JPG
Overview
Native name難波線
Line number A 
Locale Osaka
TerminiOsaka Uehommachi
Ōsaka Namba
Stations3
Service
Type Heavy rail
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
History
OpenedMarch 15, 1970 (1970-03-15)
Technical
Line length2.0 km (1.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)

The Namba Line (難波線, Nanba Sen) is an underground railway line owned by the Kintetsu Railway in Osaka, Japan, and opened in 1970. It is an extension of the Osaka Line and the Nara Line. The line is parallel to the Osaka Municipal Subway Sennichimae Line (Namba - Tanimachi Kyuchome ). Along with the commuter trains of the Nara Line and the Hanshin Namba Line, some intercity trains including the "Urban Liner" connecting Osaka and Nagoya, also run on the line.

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References

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