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Keikyu Main Line

Keikyu Main Line
N1000 series EMU on the Keikyu Main Line, July 2007
Overview
Locale Tokyo
Stations 50
Daily ridership 1,129,320 (daily, 2010)[1]
Operation
Owner Keikyu
Technical
Track gauge
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Keikyu Main Line
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The Keikyu Main Line (京急本線 Keikyū-honsen?) is a railway line in Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu. The line runs through the Tokyo wards of Minato, Shinagawa, Ōta, and the Kanagawa municipalities of Kawasaki, Yokohama and Yokosuka. The Keikyu Main Line began as a short 2 km line in 1895, and by 1905 had extended from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo to central Yokohama.

Rapid services

Keikyu operates five types of rapid service as well as local trains. Abbreviations are tentative for this article.

Local (普通 Futsū?)
stops all stations
Airport Express (エアポート急行 Eapōto Kyūkō?) E
(1)between Toei Asakusa Line and Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal
(2)between Shin-zushi and Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal
Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?) L
Rapid Limited Express (快特 Kaitoku?) R
Airport Rapid Limited Express (エアポート快特 Eapōto Kaitoku?) A
between Haneda Airport and Keisei line via Toei Asakusa Line. It does not stop between Haneda Airport International Terminal Station and Shinagawa.
Keikyū Wing (京急ウィング号 Keikyū-Uingu-gō?) W
a Home Liner service train with an additional charge for seat reservation. It is operated only on weekday evenings in the Kurihama/Misakiguchi direction.

Stations

For connections and distances, see the route diagram.

Station Services Location
Sengakuji ELR A Minato, Tokyo
Shinagawa ELRWA
Kita-Shinagawa   Shinagawa, Tokyo
Shin-Banba  
Aomono-Yokochō EL   
Samezu  
Tachiaigawa E    
Ōmori-Kaigan  
Heiwajima EL    Ōta, Tokyo
Ōmorimachi  
Umeyashiki  
Keikyū Kamata ELR  
Zōshiki  
Rokugōdote  
Keikyū Kawasaki ELR   Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Hatchōnawate  
Tsurumi-ichiba   Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Keikyū Tsurumi E    
Kagetsuen-mae  
Namamugi  
Keikyū Shin-Koyasu   Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Koyasu  
Kanagawa-Shinmachi EL   
Naka-Kido E    
Kanagawa  
Yokohama ELR   Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Tobe  
Hinodechō E     Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Koganechō   Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Minami-Ōta  
Idogaya E    
Gumyōji E    
Kami-Ōoka ELRW  Kōnan-ku, Yokohama
Byōbugaura   Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Sugita E    
Keikyū Tomioka   Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Nōkendai E    
Kanazawa-Bunko ELRW 
Kanazawa-Hakkei ELRW 
Oppama  L    Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Keikyū Taura  
Anjinzuka  
Hemi  
Shioiri  L   
Yokosuka-Chūō  LRW 
Kenritsu Daigaku  
Horinouchi  LRW 
Keikyū Ōtsu  L   
Mabori-Kaigan  L   
Uraga  L   

Accidents

On 7 April 1997, at about 2:47 pm, the first three cars of a four-car train derailed after colliding with a mudslide, resulting in 22 people injured. The accident occurred between Keikyū Taura and Anjinzuka stations, with approximately 60 people on board. Heavy rains caused the mudslide, 7 months after a report by the train company to the Transportation Minister that there was little probability of such an occurrence in that area. 500 workers were mobilized as the train service was temporarily suspended between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Horinouchi stations.[2]

On 24 November 2000, at about 5:20 am, the front car of a four-car train derailed after a truck collided with the first car of the train at a level crossing, resulting in injuries to three passengers. The accident occurred in Yokosuka, and the approximately 100 commuters on board later walked about 200 m to the nearest station to continue their journeys via bus. The driver of the truck reported his foot became stuck between the accelerator and brake pedals, sending him through the crossing bar and into the crossing. Normal operations continued about 4 hours later that morning.[3]

On 24 September 2012, at about 11:58 pm, the first three cars of an eight-car train derailed after colliding with a mudslide, resulting in injuries to 28 people including the train driver. Seven men and women were seriously injured, including fractures, broken ribs and pelvises. The accident occurred between Oppama and Keikyū Taura stations, between Yokohama and Yokosuka, with approximately 700 passengers on board. Heavy rains caused the mudslide, sweeping away safety nets that had been installed in 1998, the year after a similar mudslide in the area.[4] An area of soil about 12 metres high and 15 metres wide fell onto the tracks, bring trees and fencing structures with it. The train was travelling at 75 km/h before the driver applied the brakes, 30 to 40 metres before the mudslide.[5] Train services were temporarily suspended between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Hemi stations and temporary bus services were provided by the train company until normal operations resumed approximately 55 hours later after the assessment and clean-up process.[6]

On 18 April 2013, at about 4:30 pm, two window panes shattered in the front car of a commuter train while passing an express train going the opposite direction, resulting in minor lacerations to two high school students sitting with their backs to the windows. One window pane was also cracked on the passing train with no injuries. The accident occurred between Keikyu Taura and Anjinzuka stations, with approximately 30 people in the car at the time of the accident.[7]

References

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