Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Fantastic Trains of Keihan

A newer car on the left. An older model on the right.

Keihan stations never seem to be level.


Keihan operates a single cable car line to the top of Otokoyama.

Keihan trains are always very clean on the outside. Design is important.


This is one of the most unique features of Keihan trains. They have bench seats that raise up into the ceiling during rush hour making more standing space and opening up another door.

Keihan operates between Kyoto and Osaka hence the name kei (京) for Kyoto and han (阪) for Osaka. They have some of the best appointed trains running, including trains with TVs and double decker trains. I always enjoy riding Keihan when I have the chance. This last trip on Monday, October 11th riding the Keihan spur lines to Uji and Kisaichi, and the cable car up to Otokoyama means that I have ridden every on every Keihan line operating.

1 comment:

angryparsnip said...

Train Envy !

Wonderful photos and what a great station with floating seating...

cheers, parsnip