Hankyū Kōyō Line

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Hankyū Kōyō Line
Hankyu-Koyo-Line.jpg
Hankyū Kōyō Line train
Overview
Native name阪急甲陽線
OwnerHankyu Railway
LocaleNishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan
TerminiShukugawa
Kōyōen
Service
TypeHeavy rail
History
Opened1924
Technical
Line length2.2 km (1.4 mi)
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Minimum radius120 m
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed70 km/h (45 mph)[1]
Route map
0.0 Shukugawa
0.9 Kurakuenguchi
Shukugawa River
2.2 Kōyōen

The Hankyū Kōyō Line (阪急甲陽線, Hankyū Kōyō-sen) is a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) single-track railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Hankyu Railway. The line connects Shukugawa Station and Kōyōen Station, both in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo.

History[edit]

The line opened on 1 October 1924,[1] 1435mm gauge and electrified at 600 VDC, which was increased to 1500 VDC in 1967.

The Great Hanshin earthquake resulted in the line being out of service for six weeks in 1995.

Stations[edit]

All stations are within Nishinomiya, Hyōgo.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers
HK-09 Shukugawa 夙川 0.0 Number prefix Hankyu Kobe line.png Hankyū Kōbe Main Line
HK-29 Kurakuenguchi 苦楽園口 0.9  
HK-30 Kōyōen 甲陽園 2.2  

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.

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