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Hankyū Railway (阪急電鉄 Hankyū-dentetsu, company name: Hankyu Corporation, 阪急電鉄株式会社 Hankyū-dentetsu Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese private railway that links major cities in the Kansai region, including Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. The signature color of Hankyu trains is maroon.
The Hankyu network serves 1,950,000 people every weekday and offers several kinds of express on each of its main lines and several branches during commute hours. Most trains have six doors and bench seating facing the center of the train, however limited and rapid express trains on the Kyoto line often use four-door trains with forward and back facing seating.
The name Hankyu comes from the second character of Osaka(大阪),阪 which has a meaning of hill, and the character 急 meaning express. Literally read, the characters therefore mean hill express. However since the first character is from Osaka it is meant as Osaka Express.
The three main Hankyu lines terminate at Umeda Station in Osaka.
- Arashiyama Line (Katsura -Arashiyama )
- Imazu Line (Imazu -Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi -Takarazuka)
- Itami Line (Tsukaguchi -Itami )
- Koyo Line (Shukugawa -Koyoen )
- Minoo Line (Ishibashi-Minoo )
- Senri Line (Tenjimbashisuji-Rokuchome -Awaji -Kita-Senri )
- 8200 series
- 8000 series
- 7000 series
- 6000 series
- 5100 series
- 5000 series
- 3100 series （Nose Electric Railway train)
- 3000 series
- 2000 series （Nose Electric Railway train）
- 9300 series
- 8300 series
- 7300 series
- 6300 series
- 5300 series
- 3300 series
- 2300 series
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