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Saitama Rapid Railway Line

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Saitama Rapid Railway Line

Saitama Rapid Railway
Saitama Rapid Railway Logo
Saitama Rapid Railway train
A Saitama Rapid Railway 2000 series EMU
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture
Termini Akabane-Iwabuchi
Stations 8
Website .html/
Opened 28 March 2001
Owner Saitama Railway Corporation
Depot(s) Urawa-Misono
Line length 14.6 km (9.1 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 248 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead line
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

The Saitama Rapid Railway Line (埼玉高速鉄道線 Saitama Kōsoku Tetsudō sen) is a commuter railway line in Japan operated by the third sector operating company Saitama Railway Corporation. Funded by Saitama Prefecture, local municipal governments, and Tokyo Metro, it forms a continuation of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, starting at Akabane-Iwabuchi Station in Tokyo and ending at Urawa-Misono Station in Saitama.[1] It was completed on March 28, 2001, ahead of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which held several matches at the Saitama Stadium close to Urawa-Misono Station. Except for the Urawa-Misono Station, the rest of the line is underground.


  • Operations 1
  • Stations 2
  • Rolling stock 3
  • Shareholders 4
  • Ridership 5
  • History 6
  • Future developments 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Services inter-run over the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line to Meguro and the Tokyu Meguro Line to Hiyoshi in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Color Station Japanese Distance
Transfers Location
N-19 Akabane-Iwabuchi 赤羽岩淵 0.0 Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-19, Direct)
Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line), Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Saikyō Line (Akabane Station)
Kita, Tokyo
Kawaguchi-Motogō 川口元郷 2.4   Kawaguchi Saitama
Minami-Hatogaya 南鳩ヶ谷 4.3  
Hatogaya 鳩ヶ谷 5.9  
Araijuku 新井宿 7.5  
Tozuka-angyō 戸塚安行 10.0  
Higashi-Kawaguchi 東川口 12.2 Musashino Line
Urawa-Misono 浦和美園 14.6   Midori-ku, Saitama

Rolling stock


As of 2013, the main shareholders in Saitama Railway Corporation are as follows.[1]

Shareholder Percentage
Saitama Prefecture 45.0
Tokyo Metro 19.4
City of Kawaguchi 18.7
City of Saitama 7.1


Ridership figures for the line are as follows.[1]

Fiscal year Total passengers Passengers/km day
2009 30.564 million 40,038
2010 31.051 million 40,770
2011 30.983 million 40,546


The third sector company, Saitama Railway Corporation, was established on 25 March 1992.[1] The entire line from Akabane-Iwabuchi to Urawa-Misono opened on 28 March 2001.[1] Through services to and from Hiyoshi on the Tokyu Meguro Line commenced on 22 June 2008.[1]

Future developments

In the future, the line may be extended north from Urawa-Misono through Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama to Hasuda Station (in Hasuda, Saitama) on the JR East Utsunomiya Line, but financial problems have prevented construction of the extension.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 56.  

External links

  • Official website (Japanese)
  • Saitama Prefectural Government information (Japanese)
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