Semboku Rapid Railway

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Semboku Rapid Railway Line
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A Semboku Rapid Railway 3000 series train in May 2013
Native name泉北高速鉄道線
Owner Semboku Rapid Railway
Locale Osaka Prefecture
Termini Nakamozu
Type Commuter rail
Depot(s) Nakamozu
Daily ridership168,949 (daily 2015) [1]
Opened1 April 1971
Line length14.3 km (8.9 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 400 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed100 km/h (60 mph)

The Semboku Rapid Railway Line (泉北高速鉄道線, Senboku Kōsoku Tetsudō-sen) is a railway line in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Semboku Rapid Railway (泉北高速鉄道, Senboku Kōsoku Tetsudō). The line connects Izumi-Chūō Station and Nakamozu Station, with through operations to and from the Nankai Kōya Line up to Namba Station in southern downtown Osaka.



Along with services inside the line, through trains also operate to the Nankai Kōya Line beyond Nakamozu to Namba.

Limited Express Semboku Liner (特急 泉北ライナー, Tokkyū Senboku Rainā) (LE)
All seats are reserved. Operations started on 5 December 2015. Trains pass Sakaihigashi and Fukai non-stop for the first time.[ citation needed ]
Sub-Express (区間急行, Kukan Kyūkō) (SbE)
Operated all day, through to Namba.[ citation needed ]
Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SmE)
Trains are operated all day, through to Namba.[ citation needed ]
Local (各駅停車, Kakueki Teisha) (L)[ citation needed ]
Operated all day. Mainly shuttles between Nakamozu and Izumi-Chūō (some trains for Komyoike). During the daytime and late at night, some services operate between Izumi-Chūō and Namba.

List of stations

All stations are located in Osaka Prefecture.

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)LSmESbELETransfersLocation
SB01 Nakamozu 中百舌鳥0.0OO|| Kita-ku Sakai
SB02 Fukai 深井3.7OOO|  Naka-ku
SB03 Izumigaoka 泉ケ丘7.8OOOO  Minami-ku
SB04 Toga-Mikita 栂・美木多10.2OOOO 
SB05 Kōmyōike 光明池12.1OOOO 
SB06 Izumi-Chūō 和泉中央14.3OOOO  Izumi

Rolling stock

As of 1 April 2016, the railway operated a fleet of 108 electric multiple unit (EMU) vehicles, all based at Nakamozu Depot. [2]

Semboku Liner limited express services

From 27 January 2017, a new Semboku 12000 series EMU was introduced on Semboku Liner services. [3]

Local services

Former rolling stock


The section from Nakamozu to Izumigaoka opened on 1 April 1971, with 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) double track and electrified at 600 V DC. [4] The overhead line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC from 7 October 1973, and the line was extended to Toga-Mikita on 7 December 1973. [4]

The line was extended to Komyoike on 20 August 1977, and to Izumi-Chuo on 1 April 1995. [4]

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