Osaka Monorail Saito Line

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Osaka Monorail Saito Line
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Saito Line
Overview
Native name国際文化公園都市線(彩都線)
Locale Osaka
Termini Bampaku-kinen-kōen Station
Saito-nishi Station
Stations5
Service
Type Monorail
Operator(s) Osaka Monorail
Technical
Line length6.8 km (4.2 mi)

Osaka Monorail Saito Line (大阪モノレール彩都線, Ōsaka Monorēru Saito sen) is the monorail route of the Osaka Monorail which runs from Banpaku-Kinen-Koen in Suita, Osaka Prefecture to Saito-nishi Station. The line 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 Ibaraki, about a kilometer from the Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Minoh. The branch is 6.8 km (4.2 mi) long. [1]

Contents

An extension was planned north of Saito-nishi Station, but plans were dropped on January 27, 2017 due to a lack of profitability as the zoning around the proposed extension was switched from residential to industrial. [2] [3]

Stations

Station
number
Station nameJapaneseDistance (km)Connecting lineLocation
Between
stations
Total
17 Bampaku-kinen-kōen 万博記念公園-0.0 Osaka Monorail Main Line Suita Osaka
Prefecture
51 Koen-higashiguchi Station 公園東口1.11.1 
52 Handai-byoin-mae Station 阪大病院前1.52.6  Ibaraki
53 Toyokawa Station 豊川1.84.2 
54 Saito-nishi Station 彩都西2.46.8 

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References

  1. "Osaka Monorail Fare/Distance Table". Osaka Monorail Co Ltd. Retrieved September 11, 2007.
  2. "大阪モノレール「彩都線」延伸を断念 採算取れず 大阪府" 大阪モノレール「彩都線」延伸を断念 採算取れず 大阪府 [Osaka Monorail "Saito line" abandoned due to unprofitability]. Sankei Shinbun (in Japanese). January 27, 2017.
  3. "彩都線の延伸断念「採算見通し立たず」" [Abandonment of extension of Saito Line: "No profitability prospect"]. www.sankei.com (in Japanese). January 27, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2021.