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. The Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line and West Japan Railway Company Tokaido Main Line are the two lines parallel to the Hankyu Kobe Line within a short distance of each other.
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The Kōbe Main Line (神戸本線, Kōbe Honsen) 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.
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Hankyu Corporation (阪急電鉄株式会社, Hankyū Dentetsu kabushiki gaisha, lit."Hankyu Electric Railway Stock Company") is a Japanese private railway company that provides commuter and interurban service to the northern Kansai region and is one of the flagship properties of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc., in turn part of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group (which includes H2O Retailing ...
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In 1907, the Minoo Arima Electric Tramway Company, a forerunner of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc., was established by Ichizō Kobayashi (precisely, he was one of the "promoters" of the tramway).On 10 March 1910, Minoo Arima Tramway opened the rail lines from Umeda to Takarazuka (the Takarazuka Main Line) and from Ishibashi to Minoo (the Minoo Line). The tramway was popular due to Kobayashi's pioneering act to develop housing around stations along the line (a first in Japan),...
Expansion to Kobe
On February 4, 1918, Minoo Arima Tramway was renamed Hanshin Kyūkō Railway Company.On July 16, 1920, the Kobe Main Line from Jūsō to Kobe (later, renamed Kamitsutsui) and the Itami Line from Tsukaguchi to Itami were opened.On April 1, 1936, the Kobe Main Line was extended from Nishi-Nada (present: Ōji-kōen) to the new terminal in Kobe (present: Kobe-Sannomiya Station), and the Kobe Main Line from Nishi-Nada to Kamitsutsui was named the Kamitsutsui Line, which was abandone...
Merger and separation with Keihan
On October 1, 1943, under the order of the government, Hanshin Kyūkō and Keihan Electric Railway were merged, and renamed Keihanshin Kyūkō Railway Company. The merged lines included the Keihan Main Line, the Uji Line, the Shinkeihan Line (present-day Kyoto Main Line), the Senriyama Line (present-day Senri Line), the Jūsō Line (part of Kyoto Main Line), the Arashiyama Line, the Keishin Line and the Ishiyama Sakamoto Line. The Katano Linewas also added in 1945. On December 1...
Hankyu operates three main trunk lines, connecting Osaka with Kobe, Takarazuka and Kyotorespectively, and their branches. 1. Itami Line (伊丹線) (Category-1: Tsukaguchi – Itami) 2. Imazu Line (今津線) (Category-1: Imazu – Nishinomiya-kitaguchi– Takarazuka) 3. Kōyō Line (甲陽線) (Category-1: Shukugawa – Kōyōen) 4. Kōbe Kōsoku Line (神戸高速線) (Category-2: Kobe-sannomiya – Shinkaichi, Trains are operated between Kobe-sannomiya and Shinkaichi on the Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway Tōzai Line) 1. Minoh Line (箕面線) (Category-1: Ishibashi – Minoo) 1. Senri Line (千里線) (Category-1: Tenjimbashisuji Roku-chome – Awaji – Kita-Senri) 2. Arashiyama Line (嵐山線) (Category-1: Katsura – Arashiyama) The three groups of the lines, the Kobe Lines, the Takarazuka Lines and the Kyoto Lines, can be further grouped into two, the Kobe-Takarazuka Lines and the Kyoto Lines from a historical reason. Hankyu has two groups of rolling stock, one for the Kobe-Takarazuka Lines and the other for the Kyoto Lines.
As of March 31, 2010, Hankyu has 1,319 cars for passenger service.Standard cars have three pairs of doors per side and bench seating facing the center of the train (exceptions are noted below). The Kobe Line and Takarazuka Line use the same fleet.Some former Hankyu trains, such as the 2000 series and 3100 series, have been transferred to the Nose Electric Railway.
Single fare (adult) in Japanese Yen by travel distance is as follows. Fares for children (6–11 years old) are half the adult fare, rounded up to the nearest 10 yen. For fare collection, IC cards (PiTaPa, ICOCAand others) are accepted. The fare rate was changed on April 1, 2014 to reflect the change in the rate of consumption taxfrom 5% to 8%.
The name Hankyu stands for Keihanshin Kyūkō (京阪神急行). Keihanshin (京阪神) means the cities of Kyoto (京都), Osaka (大阪), Kobe (神戸), and the suburbs of theirs. Kyūkō(急行) means express train.
A 2-car Hankyu train was featured in the 1988 Japanese animated war drama Grave of the Fireflies. The 2011 film Hankyu Railway: a 15-Minute Miracleis set on the Hankyu Imazu line.
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The Kyoto Main Line is often called the Kyoto Line(京都線, Kyōto-sen) for short, and in a broader sense its two branch lines, the Senri Line and the Arashiyama Line, are included to the Kyoto Line by historical, geographical and structural reasons. The other two sections of Hankyu, the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line are called the Shinpōsen(神宝線)as a whole. Officially, the Kyoto Main Line is from Jūsō to Kyoto-kawaramachi, however, all trains run beyond Jūsō to Osaka-umeda terminal, using the eastern tracks of the section exclusively. Hankyu treats the Kyoto Main Line in the same way as the passengers do, i.e. as the line between Osaka-umeda and Kyoto-kawaramachi (except for special circumstances such as governmental procedures).
The Kyoto Main Line was constructed in the following phases: 1. April 1, 1921: Jūsō – Awaji (by Kita-Osaka Electric Railway) 2. January 16, 1928: Awaji – Takatsuki-machi (present-day Takatsuki-shi) (by Shin-Keihan Railway) 3. November 1, 1928: Takatsuki-machi – Kyoto-Saiin (present-day Saiin) (by Shin-Keihan Railway) 4. March 31, 1931: Saiin – Keihan-Kyoto (present-day Ōmiya) (by Keihan Electric Railway) 5. February 18, 1959: The additional double tracks of the Takarazuka Main Line between Umeda (present-day Osaka-umeda) and Jūso now used exclusively by the Kyoto Main Line 6. June 17, 1963: Ōmiya – Kawaramachi (now Kyoto-kawaramachi) Prior to the merger of Hankyu Railway (then Hanshin Kyūkō Railway) and Keihan Electric Railway in 1943, the line and its branches were owned by the latter and called the Shin-Keihan (New Keihan) Line. In the breakup of the merger in 1949, the line was not ceded to Keihan and became a competitor of the Keihan Main Line.
In the timetable revised on December 21, 2013,regular trains are classified as follows: Local(普通, futsū) 1. Through service: All-stations "Local" trains operate between Osaka-umeda and Kita-Senri (on the Senri Line, connected at Awaji) and between Takatsuki-shi and Tengachaya (on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line, via the Senri Line). Semi-Express(準急, junkyū) Sakaisuji Semi-Express(堺筋準急, sakaisuji junkyū) 1. Operated on weekday rush hours, Saturdays and holidays 2. Through service: Sakaisuji Sem...
1. Rapid Limited Express(快速特急, kaisoku tokkyū) 1.1. Osaka-umeda - Arashiyama: "Sagano(さがの, named after the district in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto)" 1.2. Kyoto-kawaramachi - Arashiyama: "Ogura(おぐら, named after Mount Ogura)" 2. Direct Limited Express(直通特急, chokutsū tokkyū) - Through services to Arashiyama Line, Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line, Takarazuka Main Line and the Kobe Main Line. 2.1. Kosoku Kobe - Arashiyama: "Atago(あたご, named after Mount Atago)" 2.2. Takarazuka - Arashiyama (via the Imazu Line): "Toge...
Legends: 1. ● : Trains stop. 2. | : Trains pass. Local trains stop at all stations. No trains stop at Nakatsu which is served by Local trains on the Kobe Main Line and the Takarazuka Main Line, because of the absence of any platforms on this line. Thus, in operation, Nakatsu Station is not listed on the Kyoto Line. The starting point of the distances (km) shown is Jūsō Station, which is officially the starting point of the Kyoto Main Line.
Sannomiya Station offers connections to the Japan Rail (JR), Hanshin, Hankyu and subway lines. From there, a small trip on the subway will link you to the Shin-Kobe bullet train station (¥200). If coming from Sannomiya to the airport, be sure to board a train marked "Kobe Airport", as some head to the Kita Futo branch line instead.
In addition, the additioanl double tracks of the Takarazuka Main Line between Umeda and Jūso now used exclusibly by the Kyōto Main Line was opened on February 18, 1959. References ^ News release on December 9, 2009 - Hankyu Corporation ^ News release on March 30, 2012 - City of Nagaokakyō and Hankyu Corporation See also. Hankyu Kobe Line