Tōzai Line (Kobe)

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The Tōzai Line (東西線 Tōzai-sen) is one of three lines of the Kobe Rapid Transit Railway, operated by Hanshin Railway and Hankyu Railway. Trains from Hanshin, Hankyu and Sanyo railways enter this line.

Hanshin Electric Railway Japanese railway company

Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is a Japanese private railway company of Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group that links Osaka and Kobe. It also owns the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.

Sanyo Electric Railway Japanese railway company

Sanyo Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is a Japanese private railway operating company based in western Hyōgo Prefecture. It runs local and express rail service between Himeji and Kobe, and also connects directly with Hanshin Main Line to Osaka.

Since the Tozai Line connects three lines, it has three termini: Nishidai in the west, Hankyu Sannomiya and Motomachi in the east. All three were opened in 1968. Tracks from the three termini meet at Kosoku-Kobe. Unlike the Namboku Line, it has standard gauge tracks, 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in).

The Namboku Line is one of two lines owned by the Kobe Rapid Transit Railway (0.4 km). It is operated by Kobe Electric Railway and has only two stations. This short stretch of track, opened in 1968 is important as it connects the Kobe Electric Railway to Shinkaichi, allowing Shintetsu passengers to transfer directly to Hankyū and Hanshin trains bound for Kobe Sannomiya and Umeda (Osaka), and Sanyo line trains bound for Himeji. As it is only used by Shintetsu rolling stock, the line is narrow gauge.

List of stations on the Tozai Line

Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway
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Kobe Sannomiya
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Motomachi
Hanakuma
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Nishi-Motomachi
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Kōsoku Kōbe
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Shinkaichi
Minatogawa
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Daikai
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Kōsoku Nagata
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Nishidai
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Hanshin Railway Kobe Kosoku Line (Hanshin Main Line)

Daikai Station is a train station on the Hanshin Railway Kobe Kosoku Line in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was the first underground structure not crossing an active fault that has completely collapsed during an earthquake without liquefaction of the surrounding soil and was well-documented.

Shinkaichi Station railway station in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan

Shinkaichi Station is a train station operated by Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Hankyu Corporation and Kobe Electric Railway Co., Ltd. in the district of Shinkaichi, Hyogo-ku, Kobe opened on April 7, 1968.

Nishi-Motomachi Station is a train station on the Hanshin Railway Kōbe Kōsoku Line in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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Hankyu Japanese railway company

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