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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 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 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 1⁄2 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.
Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway
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 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.
Hanakuma Station is a train station on the Hankyu Railway Kobe Kosoku Line in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Japan.
Hankyu Corporation is a Japanese private railway operator that provides commuter and interurban service to the northern Kansai region and is one of major businesses operated by Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc., in turn part of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group. The railway's main terminal is at Umeda Station in Osaka. The signature color of Hankyu cars is maroon.
The Kōbe Main Line of Hankyu Railway is one of the three major commuter heavy rail lines in the Keihanshin conurbation of Japan. It links the urban centres of Osaka and Kobe by connecting the major stations of Umeda in Osaka and Sannomiya in Kobe.
Kobe-Sannomiya Station, or simply Sannomiya Station, is located in the heart of Kobe, Japan. This station is the main railway terminal of Kobe.
Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway Company, Limited is a railway company in central Kobe, Japan.
Sannomiya (三宮) is a district of Chūō-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan. Today, it is the biggest downtown area in the city. The district takes the name from Sannomiya Shrine, a branch of Ikuta Shrine.
The Hanshin Main Line is a railway line operated by the private railway company Hanshin Electric Railway in Japan. It connects the two cities of Osaka and Kobe, between Umeda and Kobe-Sannomiya stations respectively.
The JR Kobe Line is the nickname of portions of the Tokaido Main Line and the Sanyo Main Line, between Osaka Station in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture and Himeji Station in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The line, along with the JR Kyoto Line and the Biwako Line, forms a contiguous service that is the main trunk of West Japan Railway Company's Urban Network commuter rail network in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area. The line also offers continuous service to the Gakkentoshi Line via the JR Tōzai Line.
The Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line is a railway line in Japan operated by the private railway operator Sanyo Electric Railway. It stretches from Kobe west to Himeji via Akashi, Kakogawa and other municipalities in Hyōgo Prefecture. The line runs parallel to West Japan Railway Company Sanyo Main Line, with closest sections between Sanyo Suma and Sanyo Akashi stations, and competes with the JR line for its entire stretch.
Sannomiya Station is a railway station in Nunobiki-chō, Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, and is operated by the West Japan Railway Company. The station is on the JR Kobe Line which runs between Osaka Station and Himeji Station; part of the Tōkaidō Main Line. As a part of the JR West Urban Network, the following IC cards are accepted: ICOCA, Suica, PiTaPa, TOICA, and SUGOCA.
Mikage Station is an elevated railway station on the Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line, with trains traveling east to Hanshin's terminal in Umeda (Osaka), and west to central Kobe. At Motomachi, number of limited express trains carry on along the Sanyo Railway to Himeji city.
Ōgi Station is a non-elevated station on the Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line in Japan, with trains travelling east to Hanshin's terminal in Umeda (Osaka), and west to central Kobe. At Motomachi, number of limited express trains carry on along the Sanyo Railway to Himeji city. This section of the track will be elevated, in keeping with the majority of the line.
Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station is one of the termini on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
Kōsoku Kōbe Station is a train station on the Hanshin Railway Kobe Kosoku Line and the Hankyu Railway Kobe Kosoku Line in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
Nishidai Station is a train station in Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
Sanyo Suma Station is a train station in Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia