Osaka Monorail

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Osaka Monorail
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Locale Osaka Prefecture
Transit typestraddle-beam Monorail
Number of lines2
Number of stations18
Daily ridership131,479 daily boardings (2017) [1]
Began operation1990 (1990)
Operator(s)Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
System length28.0 km (17.4 mi)
Minimum radius of curvature 100 m (330 ft)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Top speed75 km/h (47 mph)
Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
Native name
Romanized name
Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha
Type Private KK
Founded Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan (December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15))
Headquarters1-5, Shin-Senri-higashimachi Itchome, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Area served
northern Osaka Prefecture
Owner Osaka Prefectural Government (65.1%)
Keihan Holdings Co. (2.7%)
Hankyu Corporation (2.7%)
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co. (2.7%)
7 municipalities and 17 companies, including Toyonaka municipal government (total 26.8%)

The Osaka Monorail (大阪モノレール, Ōsaka Monorēru) is a monorail system in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd. (大阪モノレール株式会社, Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha). At 28 kilometres (17 mi) long, it is the second longest monorail system in the world after the Chongqing Monorail and the longest monorail system in Japan. It links the three campuses of Osaka University.


Main Line

The Main Line runs on an elevated line between Osaka International Airport and Kadoma. It opened on June 1, 1990 between Senri-Chuo and Minami-Ibaraki stations. On September 30, 1994 it reached Shibahara Station, on April 1, 1997, Osaka Airport , and on August 22, 1997, its current eastern terminal at Kadoma-shi Station. It is 21.2 km long. A single-way trip over the entire Main Line takes about 36 minutes, and costs ¥550.

Station list

StatusStation numberStationJapaneseDistanceTransfersLocation
In operation11 Osaka Airport Station 大阪空港駅0.0 km (0 mi)  Toyonaka Osaka Prefecture
12 Hotarugaike Station 蛍池駅1.4 km (0.87 mi)Hankyu Railway Takarazuka Line
13 Shibahara-handai-mae Station 柴原阪大前駅3.1 km (1.9 mi) 
14 Shōji Station 少路駅4.8 km (3.0 mi) 
15 Senri-Chūō Station 千里中央駅6.6 km (4.1 mi) Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway
16 Yamada Station 山田駅8.5 km (5.3 mi)Hankyu Railway Senri Line Suita
17 Banpaku-Kinen-Koen Station 万博記念公園駅9.9 km (6.2 mi)Osaka Monorail Saito Line
18 Unobe Station 宇野辺駅12.1 km (7.5 mi)  Ibaraki
19 Minami Ibaraki Station 南茨木駅13.3 km (8.3 mi)Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line
20 Sawaragi Station 沢良宜駅14.5 km (9.0 mi) 
21 Settsu Station 摂津駅16.0 km (9.9 mi)  Settsu
22 Minami Settsu Station 南摂津駅17.8 km (11.1 mi) 
23 Dainichi Station 大日駅19.9 km (12.4 mi)Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line Moriguchi
24 Kadoma-shi Station 門真市駅21.2 km (13.2 mi)Keihan Electric Railway Keihan Main Line Kadoma
Planned [2] 25 Kadoma-minami Station [Note 1] 門真南駅(仮称)Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
26 Kōnoikeshinden Station [Note 1] 鴻池新田駅(仮称)JR West Katamachi Line Higashiosaka
27 Aramoto Station [Note 1] 荒本駅(仮称)Kintetsu Keihanna Line
28 Uryūdō Station [Note 1] 瓜生堂駅(仮称)Kintetsu Nara Line [Note 2]
  1. 1 2 3 4 Tentative name.
  2. New station to be built.

Saito Line

The Saito Line branch opened in two stages: on October 1, 1998 from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station to Handai-byoin-mae Station, and on March 19, 2007, to Saito-nishi Station, in the residential area of Saito, about a kilometer from the Minoo Campus of Osaka University (former Osaka University of Foreign Studies). The branch is 6.8 km long.

Station list

Station No.StationJapaneseDistanceTransfersLocation
17 Banpaku-Kinen-Kōen 万博記念公園0.0 km (0 mi) Osaka Monorail Main Line Suita Osaka
51 Kōen-higashiguchi 公園東口1.1 km (0.68 mi) 
52 Handai-byōin-mae 阪大病院前2.6 km (1.6 mi)  Ibaraki
53 Toyokawa 豊川4.2 km (2.6 mi) 
54 Saito-nishi 彩都西6.8 km (4.2 mi) 

Rolling stock



In 2015, Osaka Prefecture announced plans to extend the monorail to Uryudo in Higashiōsaka. [3]

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