207 series EMU on a Yamatoji Line Direct Rapid Service
|Locale||Kansai (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka prefectures)|
|Rolling stock||103 series EMU|
201 series EMU
221 series EMU
207 series EMU (Kizu–Nara, Nara–Kyuhoji)
321 series EMU (Kizu–Nara, Nara–Kyuhoji)
|Line length||54.0 km (33.6 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead lines|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph) (Nara–Tennoji)|
95 km/h (59 mph) (Kamo–Nara, Tennoji–JR Namba)
The Yamatoji Line (大和路線, Yamatoji-sen) is the common name of the western portion of the Kansai Main Line. The line is owned and operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), and starts at Kamo Station in Kyoto Prefecture and ends at JR Namba Station in Naniwa-ku, Osaka.
The oldest section of the Yamatoji Line is between Kashiwara and JR Namba, which opened on May 14, 1889. The present route was completed on August 21, 1907 when the new line between Kamo and Kizu, replacing the original route via Daibutsu, was opened.The name "Yamatoji Line" has been used since March 13, 1988, and the term “Yamatoji“ roughly translates to “Road to Yamato Province”.
Local trains stop at every passenger station.
|No.||Station name||Regional Rapid||Direct Rapid||Rapid||Yamatoji Rapid||Transfers||Location|
|TBD||Expected to open in 2024|
|Through service from/to Wakayama Line |
Through service from Sakurai Line via Wakayama Line
|Ōji||王寺||●||●||●||●||Ōji, Kitakatsuragi District||Nara|
|Sangō||三郷|||||||||||||| Sangō, |
|Yamatoji Rapid, Regional Rapid: Through service from/to Osaka Loop Line |
Direct Rapid: Through service from/to Osaka Higashi Line
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