Enoshima Electric Railway

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Enoshima Electric Railway Co.,Ltd.
江ノ島電鉄株式会社
Type Public
Industry Transportation (Tram, Transit bus)/Real estate
Founded December 25, 1900
Headquarters Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
Employees 415 (2011)[1]
Website www.enoden.co.jp

The Enoshima Electric Railway or Enoden (江ノ島電鉄 Enoshima dentetsu?) connects Kamakura Station in Kamakura, with Fujisawa Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Stations en route include Hase Station, the stop closest to Kōtoku-in, the temple with the colossal outdoor statue of Amida Buddha. It is fully owned by the Odakyu Group of companies.

Train line[edit]

The train line measures 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) in length with a gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). It connects fifteen stations with a single track; five of those stations can accommodate two trains to allow bidirectional traffic. The trains operate on 600 V DC electric supply from overhead lines. The segment from Kamakura Station to Koshigoe Station is in the city of Kamakura; from Enoshima Station to Fujisawa Station, the line is in the city of Fujisawa.

Stations[edit]

Enoshima Station
Gokurakuji Station

Rolling stock[edit]

Type 500

As of 2013, Enoden has the following six types of EMUs. All trains are formed in sets of two cars.[2]

  • Type 500
  • Type 300
  • Type 1000
  • Type 2000
  • Type 10
  • Type 20

Buses[edit]

Enoden operates buses from stations like Kamakura

Enoden also operates bus service in the area.

Popular culture[edit]

The Enoden features briefly but crucially in the 1963 Akira Kurosawa film High and Low.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "江ノ島電鉄株式会社:会社案内". Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "江ノ島電鉄:車両図鑑". Retrieved March 10, 2013. 

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