The is a 6.9km length railway line of a Japanese private railway company Keihan Electric Railway, in northern Osaka Prefecture from Hirakatashi Station on the Keihan Main Line southbound to Kisaichi Station.
The line was built and opened by an independent railway company, in 1929. The company aimed to build a line to connect its main line, present Ikoma Line
. The company cancelled the plan by financial reason, and commissioned the operation to Keihan. Later the operator changed, namely in 1939 , in 1945, finally in 1949 present Keihan Electric Railway
The line had been single-tracked, but in 1992 the second tracks completed.
In the line all trains stop all stations. Several trains through to Keihan Main Line
are operated on weekdays, as rapid trains. They are exceptionally named "Hikoboshi" and "Orihime", unlike other anonymous rapids of Keihan trains. (L)
- Between Hirakatashi and Kisaichi. No through service to Keihan Main Line. Exclusively in daytime of weekdays and all day of holidays "Hikoboshi" (H)
- In the weekday evenings, from for Kisaichi, stops at Kyōbashi, Moriguchi-shi, all stations from Kayashima to Hirakata-shi on the Keihan Main Line, and all stations on the Katano Line "Orihime" (O)
- In the weekday mornings, from Kisaichi for Yodoyabashi, stops at all stations on the Katano Line to Hirakata-shi, then Kyōbashi, Temmabashi, and Kitahama on Keihan Main Line
All stations are in Osaka Prefecture
- *1: From Temmabashi
- *2: To Yodoyabashi