Kintetsu-Nara Line elevation completed
The project was developed in Higashiōsaka city. 3,3 kilometers was elevated from the Kinki Highway bridge to Higashi-Hanazono Nara-bound connection with a rolling stock depot in the area.
The project affects three stations: Wakae-Iwata, Kawachi-Hanazono and Higashi-Hanazono.
In May 2010 was completed the elevation for the Nara-bound tracks and now, in September 2014 the oposite track (Osaka-bound).
· Higashi-Hanazono Station
Higashi-Hanazono view from Kawachi-Hanazono. The train is an express train for Osaka-Namba terminal.
Higashi-Hanazono Station. Two general tracks and two side tracks.
Appearance of the two station platforms.
LCD screens for the platforms information. Kintetsu prefers this than the typical madre with LED.
Seats in the platform with screens for the wind.
Vending Machines with Kintetsu Liners rugby team decoration.
Down to the lobby.
Lobby in the fare-area (is correct to say that to the lobby after pass the fare machines?)
Ticket machines and other information of the line and Kintetsu Network map.
Nara-bound straight. On the left, the connection to the rolling stock depot. The green wall on the right was the old Osaka-bound track.
· Kawachi-Hanazono Station
This is the "middle" station. Two general tracks and two platforms in every side. The Osaka-bound platform still incompleted.
Kawachi-Hanazono station coming from Wakaeiwata.
Typical design for a typical station.
The wall occupies the space for the automatic stair (エスカレーター). I suppose they need to remove the all tracks to continue the station works.
View to the Nara-bound side.
View to the Osaka-bound side.
· Wakae-Iwata Station
The last station of the three renovated.
This is the old station with platforms at ground level and underground lobby. :nuts:
Connection between the current viaduct to the new.
Simply track design with two general tracks and two side platforms.
New platform is provisory narrow due little space between the station and buildings.
Only 1,5 meters.
This is a temporary walkway to connect the platform to the lobby.
Passing through the old platform...
And crossing the abandoned track.