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|Locale||Kansai (Osaka, Nara and Mie Prefectures|
|Type|| Commuter rail |
(Osaka Uehommachi - Haibara)
(Branch: Goido, Nabari, Aoyamacho)
|Opened||30 April 1914|
|Line length||108.9 km (67.7 mi)|
|Track length||107.6 km (66.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Minimum radius||400 m (1,300 ft)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC (overhead line)|
|Operating speed||130 km/h (80 mph)|
(some limited express trains)
120 km/h (75 mph)
(limited express trains)
110 km/h (70 mph)
|Signalling||Automatic closing block|
|Train protection system||Kintetsu ATS, ATS-SP|
The Osaka Line (大阪線, Ōsaka-sen) 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.
Along with charged Limited express, non-charged local and rapid services are operated on the line.
|D03||Ōsaka Uehommachi||大阪上本町||0.0||〇||〇||〇||〇||〇||Tennōji-ku, Osaka||Osaka Prefecture|
|D06||Fuse||布施||4.1||〇||〇||〇||△||A Kintetsu-Nara Line (A06)||Higashiōsaka|
|D07||Shuntokumichi||俊徳道||5.1||F Osaka Higashi Line (JR Shuntokumichi ) (JR-F11)|
|D08|| Nagase |
|D12||Kawachi-Yamamoto||河内山本||11.1||〇||〇||J Shigi Line (J12)|
|D18|| Kawachi-Kokubu |
(Kansai University of Welfare Sciences)
|D19|| Ōsaka-Kyōikudai-mae |
(Ōsaka Kyōiku University)
|D23|| Goidō |
(Mamigaoka New Town)
|D39||Yamato-Yagi||大和八木||34.8||〇||〇||〇||〇||▲||B Kashihara Line (B39)|
|D42||Sakurai||桜井||39.8||〇||〇||〇||〇||U Man-yō Mahoroba Line|
|D52||Iga-Kambe||伊賀神戸||75.5||〇||〇||△||■ Iga Railway Iga Line||Iga|
The Osaka Electric Railway opened the Osaka Uehommachi to Fuse section as 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) gauge dual track electrified at 600 V DC (as were all further sections unless otherwise noted) in 1914. The line was extended to Kintetsu Yao in 1924, and to Onji the following year. The Yamato-Takada to Yamato-Yagi section opened (with a single track) the same year, and was then linked to Onji and duplicated in 1927. The line was then extended to Sakurai in 1929 and the voltage on the Sakurai to Fuse section increased to 1,500 V DC to permit through-running with the Sangu Express Railway line (see below).
The Sangu Express Railway opened the Sakurai to Hase section in 1929, electrified at 1,500 V DC, and extended the line to Ise-Nakagawa the following year, single track beyond Nabari. The two companies became part of Kintetsu between 1941 and 1944.
The voltage on the Osaka Uehommachi to Fuse section was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1956, the Nabari to Iga-Kozu section was double-tracked between 1959 and 1961, and the rest of the line double-tracked between 1967 and 1975, when the 5,652 m Shin Aoyama tunnel was opened, at the time the longest tunnel built in Japan by a private railway.
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.