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Keikyū Zushi Line

Keikyu Zushi Line
Overview
Native name 京急逗子線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanagawa Prefecture
Termini Kanazawa-Hakkei
Shin-Zushi
Stations 4
Operation
Opened April 1930
Owner Keikyu
Depot(s) None
Technical
Line length 5.9 km (3.7 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)

The Keikyu Zushi Line (京急逗子線 Keikyū Zushi-sen) is a 5.9 km commuter railway line in Japan owned and operated by the private railway operator Keikyu. It connects Kanazawa-Hakkei in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama with Shin-Zushi in Zushi, all in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Contents

  • Service outline 1
  • Stations 2
  • History 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Service outline

Three service types operate on the Keikyu Zushi Line, as shown below. All services stop at all stations between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Shin-Zushi.[1]

  •      Local (普通 Futsū)
In the early morning and late night, all-stations local trains shuttle between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Shin-Zushi. Other local trains run through to/from the Keikyu Main Line.
  •      Airport Express (エアポート急行)
Since 16 May 2010, Airport Express services run to/from Haneda Airport via the Keikyu Airport Line.
  •      Limited Express (特急)
There are only six limited express trains a day. Up trains go via the Keikyu Main Line, and all down trains start from Kanazawa-Bunko on the Keikyu Main Line, next to Kanazawa-Hakkei Station.

Stations

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
K50 Kanazawa-Hakkei 金沢八景 0.0 Keikyu Main Line
Kanazawa Seaside Line
Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama
K51 Mutsuura 六浦 1.3
K52 Jimmuji 神武寺 4.1 Zushi
K53 Shin-Zushi 新逗子 5.9 Yokosuka Line (Zushi Station)

History

The line was opened in April 1930 by the Shonan Electric Railway (湘南電気鉄道).[1] Jimmuji Station opened on 1 April 1931.[2] In 1941, the company merged with the Keihin Railway, which double-tracked the line by 1958.

Station numbering was introduced from 21 October 2010.

References

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

  1. ^ a b 首都圏鉄道完全ガイド 主要私鉄編 [Tokyo Area Complete Railway Guide - Major Private Lines] (in Japanese). Japan: Futabasha. 22 July 2013. p. 112-117.  
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 232-233.  

External links

  • Official site
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