Disney Resort Line

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This article is about the Disney Resort Line, a monorail line at the Tokyo Disney Resort. For the lines at other Disney Resorts, see Disney monorail.
Disney Resort Line
Disney Resort Line.jpg
Overview
Locale Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba
Transit type Straddle-beam monorail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 4
Operation
Began operation 27 July 2001
Operator(s) Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd.
Technical
System length 5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Track gauge 400 mm (16 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Top speed 50 km/h (30 mph)[1]

The Disney Resort Line (ディズニーリゾートライン Dizunī Rizōto Rain?), officially called Dizunī Rizōto Rain-sen (ディズニーリゾートライン線?, "Disney Resort Line Line"), is an automated monorail in Japan, which operates between Maihama Station and the Tokyo Disney Resort. The system is operated by Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd. (舞浜リゾートライン Maihama Rizōto Rain?), the subsidiary of Oriental Land Co., Ltd. that operates the resort.

Legally speaking, the line is built as a "railway", just like ordinary rapid transits or commuter rail lines. As such, season tickets are available, and Pasmo and Suica IC cards can also be used on this line.[1] In reality, however, the line mostly functions as the gateway attraction of the Disney Resort, and all of the stations are located on the private property of Oriental Land.

Stations[edit]

Trains on the loop line travel in one direction only, taking approximately 13 minutes to make one circuit.[1] All trains stop at all stations.

Resort Gateway Station[edit]

Resort Gateway Station
Japanese: リゾートゲートウェイ・ステーション駅   First train 06:00
Last train 23:55
Location Urayasu, Chiba, near to Maihama Station on the JR Keiyō Line Layout One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.
Transfers JR Keiyō Line (Maihama Station) Nearest
facilities
Disney Ambassador Hotel, Hotel Dream Gate Maihama, Ikspiari, Tokyo Disney Resort Welcome Center, Urayasu City Maihama Station Administrative Service Center

Tokyo Disneyland Station[edit]

Tokyo Disneyland Station
Japanese: 東京ディズニーランド・ステーション駅   First train 06:02
Last train 23:57
Location Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo Disneyland Layout One side platform with automatic platform gates
Transfers none Nearest
facilities
Bon Voyage!, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo Disneyland Parking

Bayside Station[edit]

Bayside Station
Japanese: ベイサイド・ステーション駅   First train 06:04
Last train 23:59
Location Urayasu, Chiba Layout One side platform with automatic platform gates
Transfers none Nearest
facilities
Tokyo Disneyland Official Hotels (Hilton Tokyo Bay, Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, Sunroute Plaza Tokyo, Tokyo Bay Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel)

Tokyo DisneySea Station[edit]

Tokyo DisneySea Station
Japanese: 東京ディズニーシー・ステーション駅   First train 06:08
Last train 24:04
Location Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo DisneySea Layout One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.
Transfers See below Nearest
facilities
Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Resort Parking, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, Urayasu Funeral Hall, Urayasu Heliport

Officially, it is not possible to leave the resort from this station, but an exit does exist (from DisneySea itself), allowing access to Urayasu Heliport, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, and Urayasu Funeral Hall.

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is operated using a fleet of five unclassified 6-car "Resort Liner" monorail trains.[1] Each train is finished in a different colour.[2] Up to four trains operate on the loop at one time, running with a minimum headway of approximately 3 minutes.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Blue 11 12 13 14 15 16
Yellow 21 22 23 24 25 26
Purple 31 32 33 34 35 36
Green 41 42 43 44 45 46
Peach 51 52 53 54 55 56

History[edit]

The line opened to passengers on 27 July 2001, coinciding with the opening of Tokyo DisneySea.[1] The Pasmo IC card ticketing system was introduced on the line from 14 March 2009.[1]

Ridership statistics[edit]

The annual ridership figures for the line are as shown below.[1]

Fiscal year Passengers per year
2002 19,374,000
2007 15,370,000
2009 16,700,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. 57. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2010 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2010]. Japan: JRR. August 2010. p. 35. ISBN 978-4-330-15310-0. 

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