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Rokko Cable Car

Rokko Cable Car

As the gateway to Mt. Rokko, it connects about 1.7km from Rokko Cable Shita Station to Rokko Sanjo Station and a height difference of 493.3m in about 10 minutes. There are two types of vehicles, "classic type" and "retro type". We drive with a box-shaped car on the mountain side, which is rare in the world, and an observation car on the mountain side.

About Rokko Cable Car

1st generation (Showa 7-33)

1st generation (Showa 7-33)

Second generation (1959-1999)

Second generation (1959-1999)

3rd generation (1999-)

Rokko Cable Car Company opened on March 10, 1952. The current vehicle is the 3rd generation from the first generation. It has been operating since March 1999.

Car 1 Classic type

  • Car 1 Classic type (1)
  • Car 1 Classic type (2)

The traditional festival colors red and green are beautiful. Natural wood is used for the seats and floor, and the roof is covered with glass so that you can fully enjoy the nature of Rokko.

Car 2 retro type

  • Car 2 retro type (1)
  • Car 2 retro type (2)

It is a vehicle that imagined the old Shinkansen type 1 car and the old Kobe streetcar. It has a luxurious atmosphere with a calm mood, such as moquette seats and carpets on the floor.

Equipment overview

Opening
March 10, 1952
method
1 car 2 cars connected 4 cars
full length
1,690.5m (oblique length 1,764.0m)
Height difference between start and end points
493.3m
Slope
The fastest 26 degrees 40 minutes, the slowest 13 degrees 23 minutes
Driving speed
3.0m / s (10.8km / h)
Driving time
About 10 minutes

Vehicle main specifications

Formation weight
18.0t (observation car 8.7t, box car 9.3t)
Maximum number of passengers
201 / observation car and box car 100 (28 seats, 72 standing seats), 1 crew member
Maximum composition (length x width x height)
24,171 mm x 2,700 mm x 3,750 mm
Brake device type
Celestine fanny formula
  • Equipment overview
    Opening
    March 10, 1952
    method
    1 car 2 cars connected 4 cars
    full length
    1,690.5m (oblique length 1,764.0m)
    Height difference between start and end points
    493.3m
    Slope
    The fastest 26 degrees 40 minutes, the slowest 13 degrees 23 minutes
    Driving speed
    3.0m / s (10.8km / h)
    Driving time
    About 10 minutes
  • Vehicle main specifications
    Formation weight
    18.0t (observation car 8.7t, box car 9.3t)
    Maximum number of passengers
    201 / observation car and box car 100 (28 seats, 72 standing seats), 1 crew member
    Knitting maximum size
    (Long x width x high)
    24,171 mm x 2,700 mm x 3,750 mm
    Brake device type
    Celestine fanny formula

Station information

Rokko Cable Shita Station, the gateway to Mt. Rokko

Rokko Cable Shita Station, the gateway to Mt. Rokko

A station building with a retro triangular hut design with a large triangular roof. It was built in the same style as Rokko Sanjo Station at the time of its opening in 1952, but since it was washed away by the earth and sand that had flowed out of the mountains due to the Great Hanshin Flood in 1933, the current station building was active as the second station. I am.

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Rokko Sanjo Station, which retains its appearance at the time of opening

Rokko Sanjo Station, which retains its appearance at the time of opening

It retains its appearance as it was when it opened in 1952, and the heavy station building gives it a gorgeous atmosphere and a retro feel from the early Showa period. The Art Deco style station building looks like a three-story building when viewed from the road on the mountain, but it has a modern design that shows that it is a four-story building when viewed from the sidewalk west of the station. It was certified as "Kinki 100 station selection" in 2000 and "Modern industrial heritage" established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2007.

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