Shintetsu Sanda Line

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Kobe rallway logo mark.svg Shintetsu Sanda Line
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Local train running between Shintetsu Dōjō and Yokoyama, 2014
Overview
StatusOperational
Locale Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture
Termini Arimaguchi
Sanda
Continues as Arima Line (from Arimaguchi)
Kōen-Toshi Line (from Yokoyama)
Stations10
Service
Route number Number prefix Kobe Railway.svg KB
History
OpenedNovember 11, 1928
Technical
Line length12 km (7.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1500 V DC overhead catenary

The Sanda Line (神戸電鉄三田線, Kōbe Dentetsu Sanda-sen) is a commuter railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan operated by Kobe Electric Railway. It connects Kobe with its northern suburb, Sanda.

Contents

The line is 12.0 kilometres (7.5 mi) long, extending from Arimaguchi in Kita-ku to Sanda, where the line connects with the JR West JR Takarazuka Line/Fukuchiyama Line, although most trains continue past Arimaguchi to Shinkaichi via the Arima Line and Kobe Rapid Railway Namboku Line.

History

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

In 1991 the Sanda - Yokoyama section was duplicated, [1] as was the Taoji - Okaba section in 1998.

In November 1995, Special Rapid Express services were introduced to the timetable. [2]

In March 2011, the smoking areas in all Sanda Line stations were removed, and smoking was banned.

Former connecting lines

Sanda station - The 12 km line to Arima operated from 1915 to 1943.

Stations

There are four types of services, each stops at the stations marked "S" and not at those marked "↑" in the table below.

Station NumberStationDistance (km)LocalSemi-ExpressExpressSpecial Rapid
Express
ConnectionsLocation
All trains continue via the Arima Line to Shinkaichi
KB15 Arimaguchi 有馬口0.0SSS Arima Line (through train service) Kita-ku, Kobe
KB21 Gosha 五社1.4SSS 
KB22 Okaba 岡場3.3SSSS 
KB23 Taoji 田尾寺4.9SSSS 
KB24 Nirō 二郎6.4SSSS 
KB25 Dōjō-minamiguchi 道場南口7.3SSSS 
KB26 Shintetsu Dōjō 神鉄道場8.5SSSS 
KB27 Yokoyama 横山10.0SSSS Koen-Toshi Line (through train service) Sanda
KB28 Sanda Honmachi 三田本町11.0SSSS 
KB29 Sanda 三田12.0SSSS JR West: Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)

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References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. 『歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 公営鉄道・私鉄』14号 13頁
  2. "神戸電鉄ダイヤ改正 26日 朝ラッシュ時に「特快速」運転". 交通新聞. 交通新聞社. 1995-11-16. p. 1.