Nishi-Shigi Cable Line

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Nishi-Shigi Cable Line (Nishi-Shigi Cable)
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Nishi-Shigi Cable funicular
Overview
Native name西信貴鋼索線 (西信貴ケーブル)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Line number  Z  
Locale Yao, Osaka, Japan
Termini Shigisanguchi
Takayasuyama
Stations2
Service
Type Cable railway
System Kintetsu Railway
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
History
OpenedDecember 15, 1930;91 years ago (1930-12-15)
ClosedJanuary 7, 1944 (1944-01-07)
ReopenedMarch 21, 1957;64 years ago (1957-03-21)
Technical
Line length1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Number of tracks2
CharacterCable railway
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 200 V DC
Operating speed11.7 km/h (7.3 mph)

The Nishi-Shigi Cable Line (西信貴鋼索線, Nishi-Shigi kōsaku sen, "West Shigi Cable Line"), referred to as Nishi-Shigi Cable (西信貴ケーブル, Nishi-Shigi kēburu), is Japanese cable railway line in Yao, Osaka, owned and operated by Kintetsu Railway. The line, opened in 1930, makes a route to Chōgo Sonshi-ji temple on Mount Shigi. As the line name suggests, there once was Higashi-Shigi Cable Line (東信貴鋼索線, Higashi-Shigi Kōsaku-sen, "East Shigi Cable Line") as well. However, the eastern line was closed in 1983. The line does not accept PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai.

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Basic data

Stations

No.StationJapaneseDistance
(km)
TransfersLocation
 Z14  Shigisanguchi 信貴山口0.0 KT number-J.svg Shigi Line (J14) Yao, Osaka
 Z15  Takayasuyama 高安山1.3

See also

Coordinates: 34°37′4″N135°38′54″E / 34.61778°N 135.64833°E / 34.61778; 135.64833


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