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Kintetsu Kashihara Line

A Kashihara Line train passing Yakushi-ji

The Kintetsu Kashihara Line (近鉄橿原線 Kintetsu Kashihara-sen) is a north-south bound railway line connecting Yamato-Saidaiji Station and Kashiharajingu-mae Station in Nara Prefecture, in Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu. Most Express and Limited Express trains go through to the Kyoto Line, and some Express operate between Kyoto and Tenri via the line between Saidaiji and Hirahata Stations.

Route data

History

The Osaka Electric Railway co. opened the line as dual track, electrified at 600 VDC, between 1921 and 1923. That company merged with Kintetsu in 1944.

In 1969 the line voltage was raided to 1500 VDC.

Former connecting lines

  • Hirahata station - The 4km 1435mm gauge line to Horyuji on the Kansai Main Line operated between 1915 and 1945.
  • Tawaramoto station - the Yamato Railway Co. oerated a 1067mm gauge line to Sakurai between 1922 and 1958.

Stations

  • O: stop
  • |: pass
  • *: Express trains and Kyoto-Kashihara limited express trains stop from 09:30 until 18:00.
  • Local trains stop at every station
  • Yagi-nishiguchi Station is officially a part of Yamato-Yagi Station
Station Distance
(km)
Express Limited
Express
Transfers Location
Up to Kyoto (see Kintetsu Kyoto Line)    
Yamato-Saidaiji 0.0 O O Kintetsu Nara Line
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Nara Nara
Amagatsuji 1.6 | |  
Nishinokyō 2.8 * *  
Kujō 4.0 | |   Yamatokoriyama
Kintetsu Kōriyama 5.5 O |  
Tsutsui 8.4 | |  
Hirahata 9.9 O | Kintetsu Tenri Line
Family Kōen Mae 10.9 | |  
Yūzaki 12.4 | |   Kawanishi
Iwami 13.8 | |   Miyake
Tawaramoto 15.9 O | Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line (Nishi-Tawaramoto Station) Tawaramoto
Kasanui 17.3 | |  
Ninokuchi 19.1 | |   Kashihara
Yamato-Yagi 20.5 O O Kintetsu Osaka Line
Yagi-nishiguchi 20.5 O | Sakurai Line (Unebi Station)
Unebigoryōmae 22.8 O |  
Kashiharajingū-mae 23.8 O O Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line
Kintetsu Yoshino Line

References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese WorldHeritage

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