The Hanshin Electric Railway is a major private railway connecting Osaka and Kobe via Amagasaki.
It runs a network just shy of 50 kilometers, of wich 32 are of the Main Line, 10 of the new Hanshin Namba line, 1.7 of the 4-stations long Mukogawa Line and an additional 5 of the Kobe Kosoku Line (of wich the trackage is owned by the third-sector “rolling-stock-less” Kobe Rapid Transit Railway, wich calls it “Tozai Line”).
Hanshin also runs trough-services with the Kintetsu Nara Line and the San’yo Railway Main Line.
Known as the “Keikyu of the West” and famed for it’s famous “Jet Cars”, local service EMUs capable of a 4km/h/s accelleration, the highest of all of Japan, it’s part of the Hankyu-Hanshin Group (togheter with Hankyu Railway and it’s subsidiaries). It also owns the famous “Hanshin Tigers” professional baseball team.
Hanshin Main Line
“Aka-do-Sha” (“red cars”) – Rapid and express services
Trough-services with the Kintetsu Nara Line (via the Hanshin Namba Line) and the San’yo Railway Main Line
Trough-services only with the San’yo Railway Main Line
“Jet Cars” – local services
Hanshin Namba Line
Trough-services with the Kintetsu Nara Line and the Hanshin Mainline to Kosoku-Kobe station.
(current-day Hanshin Namba Line before the reorganization with the start of inter-running services in 2009)
Train icons made by Curoka