Keio Inokashira Line

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     Keio Inokashira Line
Keio1704F.JPG
A Keio 1000 series EMUs on the Inokashira Line
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Shibuya
Kichijōji
Daily ridership 547,845 (2010)[1]
Operation
Opening 1933
Owner Keio Corporation
Rolling stock Keio 1000 series
Technical
Line length 12.7 km (7.9 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 200 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
UpTokyo Metro Ginza Line
UpTokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line
LeftTokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
Tōkyū Tōyoko LineRight
LeftSaikyō/Shōnan Shinjuku linesRight
LeftYamanote LineRight
0.0 Shibuya
Tokyo Metro Shibuya depot
Tōkyū Den-en-toshi LineRight
0.5 Shinsen
1.4 Komaba-Tōdaimae
2.4 Ikenoue
Odakyū Odawara Line
3.0 Shimo-Kitazawa
3.5 Shindaita
4.0 Higashi-Matsubara
LeftKeiō LineRight
4.9 Meidaimae
6.0 Eifukuchō
Eifukuchō depot (closed)
6.7 Nishi-Eifuku
7.5 Hamadayama
8.7 Takaido
9.5 Fujimigaoka
Fujimigaoka depot
10.2 Kugayama
11.2 Mitakadai
12.1 Inokashira-kōen
LeftChūō-Sōbu LineDown
LeftChūō Line (Rapid)Down
12.7 Kichijōji

The Keio Inokashira Line (京王井の頭線 Keiō Inokashira-sen?) is a railway line operated by the Japanese private railway operator Keio Corporation in the western suburbs of Tokyo, connecting Shibuya in Tokyo with Kichijōji in Musashino City. It is not physically connected to the Keio Main Line Network, but a transfer is available at Meidaimae Station. This line is 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge, unlike other Keio lines which are 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge.

Operation[edit]

Keio operates two types of trains on the line: all-stations "Local" (各停 Kakutei?) (or Kakueki Teisha (各駅停車?)) services and limited-stop Express (急行 Kyūkō?) services. During the daytime off-peak, two locals and one express operate every 12 minutes on the line.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Tokyo.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Express Transfers Location
IN01 Shibuya 渋谷 0.0 O Yamanote Line
Saikyō Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Tokyu Toyoko Line (TY01)
Tokyu Denentoshi Line (DT01)
Subway TokyoGinza.png Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-01)
Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (Z-01)
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (F-16)
Shibuya
IN02 Shinsen 神泉 0.5 |  
IN03 Komaba-Tōdaimae 駒場東大前 1.4 | Meguro
IN04 Ikenoue 池ノ上 2.4 | Setagaya
IN05 Shimo-Kitazawa 下北沢 3.0 O Odakyu Odawara Line
IN06 Shindaita 新代田 3.5 |  
IN07 Higashi-Matsubara 東松原 4.0 |
IN08 Meidaimae 明大前 4.9 O Keio Line (KO06)
IN09 Eifukuchō 永福町 6.0 O   Suginami
IN10 Nishi-Eifuku 西永福 6.7 |
IN11 Hamadayama 浜田山 7.5 |
IN12 Takaido 高井戸 8.7 |
IN13 Fujimigaoka 富士見ヶ丘 9.4 |
IN14 Kugayama 久我山 10.2 O
IN15 Mitakadai 三鷹台 11.2 | Mitaka
IN16 Inokashira-kōen 井の頭公園 12.1 |
IN17 Kichijōji 吉祥寺 12.7 O Chuo Main Line (Chuo Line (Rapid)/Chuo-Sobu Line) Musashino

History[edit]

The line opened in 1933, running from Shibuya in Tokyo to Inokashira-kōen, owned by Teito Electric Railway (帝都電鉄 Teito Dentetsu?), part of the Odakyu Group. The track gauge used was the same 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) as for other Odakyu lines, and the overhead power supply was 600 V DC.[2] The line was extended to Kichijōjiin April 1934.[2] In May 1940, the company merged with the Odakyu Electric Railway, and on 1 May 1942, Odakyu merged with Tokyo Yokohama Electric Railway (東京横浜電鉄?) to become a part of Tokyo Kyuko Electric Railway (present-day Tokyu Corporation), with the Teito Line renamed the Inokashira Line.[2]

After World War II, Greater Tokyu was divided, and the Inokashira Line came under Keio ownership.[2]

A line known as the Daita Link Line (代田連絡線 Daita-renraku-sen?) connected Daita-nichōme Station (now Shindaita Station) on the Inokashira Line with Setagaya-Nakahara Station (now Setagaya-Daita Station) on the Odakyū Odawara Line from June 1945, but this was closed in 1952. The track and overhead wire was entirely removed in 1953, although some traces of the trackbed remain today.

Two stations, Tōdaimae (東大前駅 Tōdaimae-eki?) and Komaba (駒場駅 Komaba-eki?), closed in July 1965 and were replaced by a new station, Komaba-Tōdaimae Station.

From 25 February 1969, air-conditioned trains were introduced on the Inokashira Line.[2] From 30 April 1971, the 3000 series trains were lengthened to 5-cars, and from 15 December 1971, limited-stop "Express" services started.[2]

From 22 February 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines. Inokashira Line stations were numbered prefixed with the letters "IN".[3]

Rolling stock[edit]

Former rolling stock[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keio ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Keio) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ 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. 66-67, 227-229. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ "京王線・井の頭線全駅で「駅ナンバリング」を導入します。" [Station numbering to be introduced on Keio Line and Inokashira Line] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Keio Corporation. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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