Shintetsu Arima Line

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Kobe rallway logo mark.svg Shintetsu Arima Line
Shintetsu 6000 series local train stopped at Suzurandai Station
Locale Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Shinkaichi
Arima Onsen
Continues as Sanda Line (from Arimaguchi)
Route number Number prefix Kobe Railway.svg KB
Operator(s) Kobe Electric Railway
OpenedNovember 11, 1928
Line length22.5 km (14.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1500 V DC overhead catenary

The Arima Line (神戸電鉄有馬線, Kōbe Dentetsu Arima-sen) is a commuter railway line in Kobe, Japan operated by Kobe Electric Railway. It connects central Kobe with its northern suburbs in Kita-ku and Arima Onsen.


The line is 22.9 kilometres (14.2 mi) long, extending from Shinkaichi in Hyogo-ku to Arima Onsen in Kita-ku.

Service is divided at Arimaguchi, where most trains from Shinkaichi continue on the Sanda Line, with short-run trains operating between Arimaguchi and Arima Onsen, the line terminus.


The entire line opened in 1928, 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge and electrified at 1500 VDC.

The Mitogawa - Arimaguchi section was duplicated between 1965 and 1966.

Former connecting lines

Arima Onsen station - The 12km line to Sanda on the Fukuchiyama Line was operated by the Arima Railway Co. from 1915 to 1943.


Station numberStationDistance from Shinkaichi (km)Local
Special Rapid Express
Kobe Kosoku Line
KB01 Shinkaichi 新開地0.0SSSS Hanshin-Hankyu Kobe Kosoku Line(Tozai Line) (HS 36) Hyogo-ku, Kobe
Arima Line
KB02 Minatogawa 湊川0.4SSSS Kobe Subway Seishin-Yamate Line (S06: Minatogawa-Koen Station)Hyogo-ku, Kobe
KB03 Nagata 長田2.3SS| Nagata-ku, Kobe
KB04 Maruyama 丸山3.0S||
KB05 Hiyodorigoe 鵯越4.0S||Hyogo-ku, Kobe
KB06 Suzurandai 鈴蘭台7.9SSSS Ao Line Kita-ku, Kobe
KB07 Kita-Suzurandai 北鈴蘭台9.8SSSS
KB08 Yamanomachi 山の街10.7SSSS
KB09 Minotani 箕谷12.4SS|
KB10 Tanigami 谷上14.1SSSSKobe Subway Hokushin Line (S01)
KB11 Hanayama 花山15.8SS|
KB12 Ōike 大池17.5SSS
KB13 Shintetsu Rokko 神鉄六甲18.5SS|
KB14 Karatodai 唐櫃台19.3SSS
KB15 Arimaguchi 有馬口20.4SSS Sanda Line (through trains)
KB16 Arima Onsen 有馬温泉22.9SS
Through section (except Kobe Kosoku Line)

from Suzurandai
Local, Semi-express, Express (all) - to Ao on the Ao Line
from Arimaguchi
Local, Semi-express, Express (all), Special rapid express (all) - to Sanda on the Sanda Line

Abolished stations
Shin-yu Yaba (神有耶馬) - located between Hiyodorigoe and Suzurandai, abolished on February 15, 1939.
Shin-Arima (新有馬) - located between Arimaguchi and Arima Onsen, suspended on June 15, 1965, and abolished on February 28, 2013.

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