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Sazanami (train)

Sazanami
E257 series EMU on a Sazanami service, October 2006
Overview
Service type Limited express
Locale Chiba Prefecture
First service 15 July 1972
Current operator(s) JR East
Former operator(s) JNR
Route
Start Tokyo
End Tateyama
Service frequency 6 return services daily
Line used Keiyo Line, Uchibo Line
On-board services
Catering facilities Trolley service
Technical
Rolling stock 255 series, E257-500 series EMUs
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)

The Sazanami (さざなみ) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It runs between Tokyo and Tateyama via the Keiyo Line and Uchibō Line.[1]

Seasonal Shinjuku Sazanami services operate at certain weekends between Shinjuku and Tateyama.

Contents

  • Principal stations served 1
  • Rolling stock used 2
  • History 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Principal stations served

(Shinjuku) - Tokyo - Soga - Goi - Kisarazu - Kimitsu - Chikura - Tateyama

Rolling stock used

History

  • 15 July 1972 - Sazanami service starts coinciding with opening of the underground Sōbu Line platforms at Tokyo Station.
  • 16 March 1991 - Sazanami service are rerouted via the Keiyō Line from Tokyo.
  • 2 July 1993 - 255 series EMUs are introduced on View Sazanami services from Tokyo to Chikura.
  • 16 October 2004 - E257-500 series EMUs are introduced.
  • 10 December 2005 - The View Sazanami name is discontinued, and all services are made entirely no-smoking.[2]

The opening of the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line road across the Tokyo Bay in 1997 saw increased competition from long-distance bus services offering cheaper fares, resulting in decreasing ridership figures on the Sazanami services.[3] From the start of the 15 March 2014 timetable revision, the number of services was reduced to six return workings daily.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b

External links

  • JR East 255 series Shiosai/Wakashio/Sazanami (Japanese)
  • JR East E257 series Wakashio/Sazanami/Shiosai/Ayame (Japanese)
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