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Kintetsu Keihanna Line

     Keihanna Line
Kintetsu 7000 Series trainset on the Keihanna Line
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Rapid transit
Locale Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture
Ikoma and Nara, Nara Prefecture
Termini Nagata
Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
Stations 8
Operation
Opening October 1, 1986
Owner Kintetsu Corporation
Nara Ikoma Rapid Railway Co., Ltd.
Operator(s) Kintetsu Corporation
Depot(s) Higashi-Hanazono, Tomigaoka
Rolling stock 7000 series EMU
7020 series EMU
Osaka Municipal Subway 20 series EMU
Osaka Municipal Subway 24 series EMU
Technical
Line length 18.8 km (11.7 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC, third rail
Operating speed 95 km/h (59 mph)

The Keihanna Line (けいはんな線 Keihanna-sen) is a railway line operated by Kintetsu Corporation. There are through trains to the Chūō Line of Osaka Municipal Subway. The line name derives from a kanji acronym formed from Kyoto (都), Osaka (大), and Nara (良), however the line is written in hiragana.

The line is the sole Kintetsu line with a third rail electrification system.

History of the Keihanna Line

  • September 16, 1977 - Higahi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co. (東大阪生駒鉄道) was founded.
  • April 1, 1986 - Kintetsu marged Higashi-Osaka Ikoma Railway Co.
  • October 1, 1986 - The Higahi-Osaka Line (東大阪線) from Nagata to Ikoma was opened and the through operation to Osakako Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line started.
  • December 18, 1997 - The through operation was extended to Cosmosquare Station.
  • July 28, 1998 - Nara Ikoma Rapid Transit Railway Co., Ltd. (奈良生駒高速鉄道株式会社) was founded.
  • October, 2000 - The construction of the Keihanna New Line (京阪奈新線) started.
  • January, 2005 - The line was officially named "the Keihanna Line (けいはんな線)".
  • March 27, 2006 - The line from Ikoma to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka was opened and the Higashi-Osaka Line was renamed the Keihanna Line.

Stations on the Keihanna Line

No. Station km Connections Location
C23 Nagata
長田
0.0 Higashiosaka Osaka Prefecture
C24 Aramoto
荒本
1.2
C25 Yoshita
吉田
3.0
C26 Shin-Ishikiri
新石切
4.5
C27 Ikoma
生駒
10.2 Ikoma Nara Prefecture
Higashi-Ikoma Signal Station
東生駒信号場
11.2
C28 Shiraniwadai
白庭台
15.3
C29 Gakken Kita-Ikoma
学研北生駒
16.1
Tomigaoka Signal Station
登美ヶ丘信号場
17.9
C30 Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka
学研奈良登美ヶ丘
18.8 Nara

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