Tuesday, May 24 1921: Hanshin began to expropriate land for a new line

1921 (Taisho 10) Tuesday, May 24 Hanshin Electric Railway began to expropriate land for the Hoden Line (The current Hanshin Nanba Line). Under the name of Tokikazu Ikematsu, governor of Osaka Prefecture, an advertisement for land expropriation was announced in the official gazette. The targeted land is the “Oaza Dekijima, Kawakita-mura, Nishinari-gun, Osaka” near the mouth of the local river, Kanzaki River, and is currently in the vicinity of Dekijima Station on the Hanshin Namba Line. At that time, a large-scale railway expansion was also carried out in Osaka by the active policy of the Seiyukai. The Hoden Line opened 3 years later in 1924 (Taisho 13). The Hanshin Koshien Stadium was also opened in 1924 (Taisho 13). In 1928 (Showa 3), the line was extended to Amagasaki Station, and in 1964 (Showa 39) after the war, it was renamed as the Nishi-Osaka Line and extended to Nishikujo Station. 12 years ago, on March 20, 2009 (Heisei 21), the name was changed from the Nishi-Osaka Line to the Hanshin Namba Line.

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