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Kintetsu Corporation
Native name近畿日本鉄道株式会社
TypePublic kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 9041
NSE: 9041
IndustryGround Transport
FoundedOsaka, Japan (September 16, 1910 (1910-09-16), Nara Kido Co., Ltd.)
HeadquartersTennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan
Area served
Key people
Services
  • Rail transit
  • Culture and sports
  • Environmental protection
  • Hotel and leisure facility
  • Life support
  • Real estate
  • Retail
Revenue
  • Decrease ¥942,790 million (2012) [* 1]
  • ¥960,006 million (2011)
Operating income
  • Steady ¥40,209 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥39,919 million (2011)
Profit
  • Decrease ¥8,666 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥14,354 million (2011)
Total assets
  • Decrease ¥1,839,572 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥1,860,222 million (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase ¥192,338 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥174,366 million (2011)
Employees8,401 (as of March 31, 2012)[* 2]
Subsidiaries
  • Keihanna Bus holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Kintetsu Taxi Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
  • The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
  • Kintetsu Department Store Co., Ltd.
  • Iga Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Yoro Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd.
Website
References:
  1. ^ a b c d e "平成24年3月期決算短信(連結)" [Brief note of the Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2012] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Corporation. May 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile" (PDF). Kintetsu Corporation. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
 
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Kintetsu Corporation
Native name近畿日本鉄道株式会社
TypePublic kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 9041
NSE: 9041
IndustryGround Transport
FoundedOsaka, Japan (September 16, 1910 (1910-09-16), Nara Kido Co., Ltd.)
HeadquartersTennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan
Area served
Key people
Services
  • Rail transit
  • Culture and sports
  • Environmental protection
  • Hotel and leisure facility
  • Life support
  • Real estate
  • Retail
Revenue
  • Decrease ¥942,790 million (2012) [* 1]
  • ¥960,006 million (2011)
Operating income
  • Steady ¥40,209 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥39,919 million (2011)
Profit
  • Decrease ¥8,666 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥14,354 million (2011)
Total assets
  • Decrease ¥1,839,572 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥1,860,222 million (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase ¥192,338 million (2012)[* 1]
  • ¥174,366 million (2011)
Employees8,401 (as of March 31, 2012)[* 2]
Subsidiaries
  • Keihanna Bus holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Kintetsu Taxi Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
  • The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
  • Kintetsu Department Store Co., Ltd.
  • Iga Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Yoro Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd.
Website
References:
  1. ^ a b c d e "平成24年3月期決算短信(連結)" [Brief note of the Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2012] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Corporation. May 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile" (PDF). Kintetsu Corporation. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
Urban Liner next (21020 series)
Vista EX (30000 series)
Commuter train (1400 series)
Commuter train "Series-21" (5820 series)
Commuter train (7000 series)
Kintetsu Nara Station, where trains for Namba and Kyoto await departure
Kintetsu Bus (a subsidiary of Keihanna Bus Holdings Co., Ltd.)

Kintetsu Corporation (近畿日本鉄道株式会社 Kinki Nippon Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha?), named Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. in English (a full translation of its Japanese name) until June 27, 2003, is a Japanese rail transit corporation commonly known as Kintetsu (近鉄?). It is the largest non-JR railway in Japan. Its complex network of lines connects Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Tsu, and Ise. Kintetsu also operates tourism, real estate, and shipping companies, and has a major rail car-building operation (Kinki Sharyo) which produces trains used in Japan, the United States, Egypt and Hong Kong.

Offices of Kintetsu[edit]

History[edit]

On September 16, 1910, Nara Kido Co., Ltd. (奈良軌道株式会社 Nara Kidō?) was founded, and was renamed Osaka Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (大阪電気軌道株式会社 Ōsaka Denki Kidō?, Daiki (大軌)) a month after. Daiki completed Ikoma Tunnel and started operating a line between Osaka and Nara (now the Kintetsu Nara Line) on April 30, 1914. The modern Kashihara, Osaka, and Shigi lines were completed in the 1920s, followed by the Kyoto Line (a cooperative venture with Keihan Electric Railway). Daiki founded Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (参宮急行電鉄株式会社 Sangū Kyūkō Dentetsu?, Sankyu (参急)) in 1927, which consolidated Ise Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (伊勢電気鉄道株式会社 Ise Denki Tetsudō?, Iseden (伊勢電)) on September 15, 1936.

In 1938, Daiki teamed up with Kansai Kyuko Railway Co., Ltd. (関西急行電鉄株式会社 Kansai Kyūkō Dentetsu?, first, Kankyuden (関急電)) to operate the first private railway service from Osaka to Nagoya. Sankyu bought Kankyuden on January 1, 1940 and continued the service on its own. Then Sankyu consolidated Yoro Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (養老鉄道株式会社 Yōrō Tetsudō?, not the present "Yoro Railway Co., Ltd.") on August 1. Daiki consolidated Sankyu on March 15, 1941 and was renamed Kansai Kyuko Railway Co., Ltd. (second, Kankyu (関急)). Kankyu consolidated Osaka Railway Co., Ltd. (大阪鉄道株式会社 Ōsaka Tetsudō?, Daitetsu (大鉄), owner of the present Minami-Osaka Line) on February 1, 1943 and moved its headquarters from Uehommachi to Osaka Abenobashi.

Kankyu was renamed Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. (近畿日本鉄道株式会社 Kinki Nippon Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha?, Kinki Nippon (近畿日本) or Kin-Nichi (近日)) after it consolidated Nankai Railway in June 1944: it maintained the name when Nankai regained its independence in 1947.

After World War II, Kintetsu branched out and became one of the world's largest travel agencies, Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (近畿日本ツーリスト株式会社?), opening offices in the United States of America (Kintetsu International Express, Inc.) and other countries.

The first charged limited express train service started between Uehommachi and Nagoya in 1947, and this is the start of the present Kintetsu limited express trains. The current rail network was mostly completed by consolidating Nara Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (奈良電気鉄道株式会社?, Naraden (奈良電)), Shigi-Ikoma Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (信貴生駒電鉄株式会社?), Mie Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (三重電気鉄道株式会社?, Mieden (三重電)) and other companies.

Kintetsu moved its headquarters again from Osaka Abenobashi to Osaka Uehommachi on December 5, 1969. Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. was renamed Kintetsu Corporation on June 28, 2003.

Abbreviations[edit]

from Daiki era to present
  • 1910 - April 14, 1941: Daiki (大軌?)
  • April 15, 1941 - May 31, 1944: Kankyu (関急?)
  • June 1, 1944 - 1948: Kinki Nippon (近畿日本?), Kin-Nichi (近日?)
  • Present: Kintetsu (近鉄?) - later used for the current corporate name in English
other companies
  • Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Sankyu (参急?)
  • Ise Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Iseden (伊勢電?)
  • Kansai Kyuko Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (first): Kankyuden (関急電?)
  • Osaka Railway Co., Ltd.: Daitetsu (大鉄?)
  • Nara Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Naraden (奈良電?)
  • Mie Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Mieden (三重電?)

Lines[edit]

Map of the Kintetsu lines

Current lines (Category-1, ropeway and tramway)[edit]

Following lines belong to Kintetsu's Category-1 railway business (第一種鉄道事業 Dai-isshu tetsudō jigyō?) and ropeway (索道 sakudō?) business under the Railway Business Act and tramway (軌道 kidō?) business under the Tram Act. This means that Kintetsu is the owner and operator of the lines.

1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge lines[edit]

1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge lines[edit]

762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow gauge lines[edit]

Funicular lines[edit]

Ropeway[edit]

Current lines (Category-2)[edit]

Following line belongs to Kintetsu's Category-2 railway business (第二種鉄道事業 Dai-nishu tetsudō jigyō?) under the Railway Business Act. This means that Kintetsu operates trains on the line, but the owner of the railway facility is a separate company.

Current lines (Category-3)[edit]

Following lines belong to Kintetsu's Category-3 railway business (第三種鉄道事業 Dai-sanshu tetsudō jigyō?) under the Railway Business Act. This means that Kintetsu is the owner of the railway facility, but the trains are operated by separate companies.

Until September 30, 2007, those lines were part of the Category-1 railway business.

Through-train services[edit]

Kintetsu trains also run on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chūō Line, the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, and the Hanshin Railway Hanshin Namba Line, but such lines are not Kintetsu lines.

Abandoned lines and transferred lines[edit]

Rail lines transferred to Nankai Electric Railway Co.[edit]

To separate former Kankyu Lines and former Nankai Lines, the following lines were transferred to Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. which was renamed from Koyasan Electric Railway Co.

Unbuilt lines[edit]

Fare cards[edit]

ICOCA(This is sold by Kintetsu.)

Kintetsu accepts five types of pre-paid and post-pay fare cards: Pearl Card, Surutto Kansai, J-Thru Card, PiTaPa and ICOCA. Pearl Card is used for purchase of tickets and others are used in lieu of tickets. Validity of the cards varies by lines as shown in the table below.

Validity of fare cards on Kintetsu lines
magnetIC
Pearl
Card1
Surutto
Kansai
J-Thru
Card1
PiTaPaICOCA
Dōmyōji Linex-+++
Gose Linex++++
Ikoma Linex++++
Kashihara Linex++++
Keihanna Linex+x++
Kyoto Linex++++
Minami-Osaka Linex++++
Nagano Linex++++
Nagoya Linex--++
Namba Linex++++
Nara Linex++++
Osaka LineUehommachi - Aoyamachōx++++
Iga-Kōzu - Ise-Nakagawax--++
Shigi Linex++++
Shima LineFive major stations2x--++
Other stationsx----
Suzuka Linex--++
Tawaramoto Linex--++
Tenri Linex++++
Toba Linex--++
Yamada Linex--++
Yoshino Linex--++
Yunoyama Linex--++
Other linesx----

Legend

Note

  1. The sales of Pearl Card and J-Through Card ended on September 15, 2008.
  2. The five major stations on the Shima Line that accept IC Cards are Toba, Nakanogō, Shima-Isobe, Ugata and Kashikojima.

Other major businesses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]