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Sakaisuji Line

     Sakaisuji Line
Sakaisuji Line 66 series EMU
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Osaka Municipal Subway
Locale Osaka
Termini Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme
Tengachaya
Stations 10
Line number 6
Operation
Opening December 6, 1969
Owner Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Higashi-Suita
Rolling stock 66 series EMUs, etc.
Technical
Line length 8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead line
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Route map

The Sakaisuji Line (堺筋線 Sakaisuji-sen) is an underground rapid transit line in Osaka, Japan, operated by the Osaka Municipal Subway. Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 6 (高速電気軌道第6号線), while the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau refers to it as Osaka City Rapid Railway Line No. 6 (大阪市高速鉄道第6号線), and in MLIT publications, it is written as Line No. 6 (Sakaisuji Line) (6号線(堺筋線)). The Sakaisuji Line also has through services to the Hankyu Railway Senri Line and Arashiyama Line from Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station.[1][1] Station numbers are indicated by the letter K.

Stations

Extra Limited Express trains named "Hozu" stop at the stations marked with "LE", while other trains (local trains, semi-express trains) stop at every station.
No. Station[1] Japanese Distance (km) LE Transfers Location
K11 Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme 天神橋筋六丁目 0.0 LE Kita-ku, Osaka
K12 Ōgimachi 扇町 0.7 JR West: Osaka Loop Line - Temma
K13 Minami-morimachi 南森町 1.3
K14 Kitahama 北浜 2.1 Keihan:Main Line, Nakanoshima LIne - Naniwabashi Chūō-ku, Osaka
K15 Sakaisuji-Hommachi
(Semba-higashi)
堺筋本町
(船場東)
3.0 Chūō Line (C17)
K16 Nagahoribashi 長堀橋 4.0 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N16)
K17 Nippombashi 日本橋 4.9 LE
K18 Ebisuchō
(Nippombashi-suji)
恵美須町
(日本橋筋)
5.9 Hankai Line Naniwa-ku, Osaka
K19 Dobutsuen-mae
(Shinsekai)
動物園前
(新世界)
6.6 Nishinari-ku, Osaka
K20 Tengachaya 天下茶屋 8.1 LE Nankai: Main Line, Koya Line

Rolling stock

Current

  • 66 series (since 1993)
  • Hankyu 3300 series (since 1969)
  • Hankyu 5300 series (since 1979)
  • Hankyu 7300 series (since 1989)
  • Hankyu 8300 series (since 1989)

All trains are based at Higashi-Suita Depot.

Former

  • 60 series (1969-2003)

History

The line first opened on December 6, 1969, operating between Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme and Dōbutsuen-mae. The line was extended from Dōbutsuen-mae to Tengachaya from March 4, 1993.

References

  1. ^ a b c 【阪急+大阪市】阪急電鉄嵐山線と大阪市営地下鉄堺筋線との初の直通運転. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). 18 May 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
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