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Keiō Line

Keio Line
Keio 8000 series EMU heading for Keiō-Hachiōji Station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Shinjuku
Keiō-Hachiōji
Stations 32
Daily ridership 1,349,238 (daily, 2010)[1]
Website .jp.co.keiowww
Operation
Opened 1913
Owner Keio Corporation
Technical
Line length 37.9 km (23.55 mi)
Track gauge 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)

The Keio Line (京王線 Keiō-sen) is a 37.9 km railway line in western Tokyo, Japan, owned by the private railway operator Keio Corporation. It connects Shinjuku, Tokyo, with the suburban city of Hachiōji. The Keio Line is part of a network with interchanges and through running to other lines of Keio Corporation: the Keio New Line, Keio Sagamihara Line, the Keio Keibajo Line, the Keio Dobutsuen Line, the Keio Takao Line, and the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge Keio Inokashira Line.

Contents

  • Services 1
  • Stations 2
  • History 3
    • 2015 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Services

Five types of rapid services are operated on the Keiō Line, along with local trains. Destinations are from Shinjuku unless otherwise indicated. English abbreviations are tentative for this article.

Special Express (特急 tokkyū) (SpE)
Most services bound for Keiō-Hachiōji and Takaosanguchi; can make the run from Shinjuku in 37 minutes and to Shinjuku in 39 minutes.
Semi Special Express (準特急 juntokkyū) (SSE)
Most services bound for Keiō-Hachiōji and Takaosanguchi.
Express (急行 kyūkō) (E)
Most services run from the Toei Shinjuku Line through onto the Sagamihara Line via Chōfu; other services in mornings and evenings are bound for Keiō-Hachiōji, Takaosanguchi and Takahatafudō.[2]
Semi Express (区間急行 kukan kyūkō) (SeE)
Most bound for on the Sagamihara Line.Until 2013 it was weekday only service and called tsūkin kaisoku (通勤快速).
Rapid (快速 kaisoku) (R)
Most services for Hashimoto and Keiō-Tama-Center on the Sagamihara Line.
Local (各駅停車 kakueki teisha)
Also known as kakutei (各停) for short. Until 2001 it was called futsū (普通).

Stations

  • All stations are located in Tokyo.
  • Local trains stop at all stations.

Legend:

  • ● - all trains stop at this station;◇- trains stop at this station during special events;|- all trains pass
  • R - Rapid; SeE - Semi Express; E - Express; SSE - Semi-Special Express; SpE - Special Express
No. Station Japanese Distance (km) R SeE E SSE SpE Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total
KO01 Shinjuku 新宿 - 0.0 Shinjuku
Hatsudai (KO02) and Hatagaya (KO03) stations are only accessible via the Keio New Line.
KO04 Sasazuka 笹塚 3.6 3.6 Keio New Line (some trains through from Chōfu) Shibuya
KO05 Daitabashi 代田橋 0.8 4.4   Setagaya
KO06 Meidaimae 明大前 0.8 5.2 Keio Inokashira Line
KO07 Shimo-Takaido 下高井戸 0.9 6.1 Tokyu Setagaya Line
KO08 Sakurajōsui 桜上水 0.9 7.0  
KO09 Kami-Kitazawa 上北沢 0.8 7.8  
KO10 Hachimanyama 八幡山 0.6 8.4   Suginami
KO11 Roka-kōen 芦花公園 0.7 9.1   Setagaya
KO12 Chitose-Karasuyama 千歳烏山 0.8 9.9  
KO13 Sengawa 仙川 1.6 11.5   Chōfu
KO14 Tsutsujigaoka つつじヶ丘 1.0 12.5  
KO15 Shibasaki 柴崎 0.8 13.3  
KO16 Kokuryō 国領 0.9 14.2  
KO17 Fuda 布田 0.7 14.9  
KO18 Chōfu 調布 0.6 15.5 Keio Sagamihara Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
KO19 Nishi-Chōfu 西調布 1.5 17.0  
KO20 Tobitakyū 飛田給 0.7 17.7  
KO21 Musashinodai 武蔵野台 1.1 18.8 Seibu Tamagawa Line (Shiraitodai) Fuchū
KO22 Tama-Reien 多磨霊園 0.8 19.6  
KO23 Higashi-Fuchū 東府中 0.8 20.4 Keio Keibajo Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
KO24 Fuchū 府中 1.5 21.9  
KO25 Bubaigawara 分倍河原 1.2 23.1 Nambu Line
KO26 Nakagawara 中河原 1.6 24.7  
KO27 Seiseki-Sakuragaoka 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 1.6 26.3   Tama
KO28 Mogusaen 百草園 1.7 28.0   Hino
KO29 Takahatafudō 高幡不動 1.7 29.7 Keio Dobutsuen Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
Tama Toshi Monorail Line
KO30 Minamidaira 南平 2.4 32.1  
KO31 Hirayamajōshi-kōen 平山城址公園 1.3 33.4  
KO32 Naganuma 長沼 1.5 34.9   Hachiōji
KO33 Kitano 北野 1.2 36.1 Keio Takao Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
KO34 Keiō-Hachiōji 京王八王子 1.8 37.9

Events at stations marked with a "◇" symbol for which trains make special seasonal stops:

History

The Shinjuku to Chōfu section opened in 1913 as a 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge line electrified at 600 V DC, and was progressively extended in both directions so that the line connected Shinjuku and Fuchu in 1916. The Sasazuka to Fuchu section was double-tracked between 1920 and 1923.

The extension to Higashi-Hachiōji (now Keiō-Hachiōji) was completed by a related company, Gyokunan Electric Railway, in 1925. This electrified line was built to the Japanese standard narrow gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) in an attempt to seek a government subsidy, and so trains from each railway could not operate on the other's tracks. The subsidy application was rejected on the basis that the line competed with the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) Chuo Main Line, and so the Gyokunan Electric Railway merged with the Keio Electric Railway Co., the line was regauged to 1,372 mm, and operation of trains from Shinjuku to Higashi-Hachiōji commenced in 1928.

The Fuchu to Nakagawara and Seiseki-Sakuragaoka to Kitano sections were double-tracked in 1929. In 1963, the Shinjuku underground station, including double-tracking from Sasazuka, commenced service, and the overhead line voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC. The Nakagawara to Seiseki-Sakuragaoka section was double-tracked in 1964. The Kitano to Keio-Hachioji section was double-tracked in 1970, and the relocation of the terminal station underground was completed in 1989.

2015

From the start of the revised timetable introduced on 25 September 2015, Semi Special Express services will also stop at Sasazuka and Chitose-Karasuyama stations, and Semi Express services will also stop at Sengawa Station.[3]

References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese WorldHeritage.

  1. ^ Keio ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Keio) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ During race days at Tokyo Racecourse, express services run through on the Keibajō Line to Fuchukeibajō-Shōmonmae; there is also direct express service through on the Dōbutsuen Line to Tama-Dōbutsukōen.
  3. ^

External links

  • Keio Corporation website (Japanese)
  • Keio Corporation website (English)
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