Keiō Line

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Not to be confused with Keiyō Line.
     Keio Line
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Keio 8000 series EMU heading for Keiō-Hachiōji Station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Shinjuku
Keiō-Hachiōji
Stations 32
Daily ridership 1,349,238 (daily, 2010)[1]
Website www.keio.co.jp
Operation
Opening 1913
Owner Keio Corporation
Technical
Line length 37.9 km (23.55 mi)
Track gauge 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)

The Keio Line (京王線 Keiō-sen?) is a 37.9 km railway line in western Tokyo, Japan owned by the Keio Corporation. It connects Shinjuku, Tokyo to the suburban city of Hachiōji. The Keio Line is part of a network with interchanges and through running to other lines of Keio Corporation: the Keio New Line, Keio Sagamihara Line, the Keio Keibajo Line, the Keio Dobutsuen Line, the Keio Takao Line, and the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge Keio Inokashira Line.

History[edit]

The Shinjuku to Chōfu section opened in 1913 as a 1372mm gauge line electrified at 600 VDC, and was progressively extended in both directions so that the line connected Shinjuku and Fuchu in 1916. The Sasazuka - Fuchu section was duplicated between 1920 and 1923.

The extension to Higashi-Hachiōji (now Keiō-Hachiōji) was completed by a related company, Gyokunan Electric Railway, in 1925. This electrified line was built to the Japanese standard narrow gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) in the attempt to seek a government subsidy, and so trains from each railway could not operate on the other's tracks. The subsidy application was rejected on the basis the line competes with the JGR Chuo Line, and so the Gyokunan Electric Railway merged with the Keio Electric Railway Co., the line was regauged to 1,372 mm and operation of trains from Shinjuku to Higashi-Hachiōji commenced in 1928.

The Fuchu - Nakagawara and Seiseki-Sakuragaoka - Kitano sections were duplicated in 1929. In 1963 the Shinjuku underground station, including duplication from Sasazuka, commenced service, and the voltage was increased to 1500 VDC. The Nakagawara - Seiseki-Sakuragaoka section was duplicated in 1964.

The Kitano - Keio-Hachioji section was duplicated in 1970, and the relocation of the terminal station underground was completed in 1989.

Services[edit]

Five types of rapid services are operated on the Keiō Line, along with local trains. Destinations are from Shinjuku unless noted. English abbreviations are tentative for this article.

Special Express (特急 tokkyū?) (SpE)
Most services bound for Keiō-Hachiōji and Takaosanguchi; can make the run from Shinjuku in 37 minutes and to Shinjuku in 39 minutes.
Semi Special Express (準特急 juntokkyū?) (SSE)
Most services bound for Takaosanguchi.
Express (急行 kyūkō?) (E)
Most services run from the Toei Shinjuku Line through onto the Sagamihara Line via Chōfu; other services in mornings and evenings are bound for Keiō-Hachiōji, Takaosanguchi and Takahatafudō.[2]
Semi Express (区間急行 kukan kyūkō?) (SeE)
Most bound for on the Sagamihara Line.Until 2013 it was weekday only service and called tsūkin kaisoku (通勤快速?).
Rapid (快速 kaisoku?) (R)
Most services for Hashimoto and Keiō-Tama-Center on the Sagamihara Line.
Local (各駅停車 kakueki teisha?)
Also known as kakutei (各停?) for short. Until 2001 it was called futsū (普通?).

Stations[edit]

  • All stations are located in Tokyo.
  • Local trains stop at all stations.

Legend:

  • ● - all trains stop at this station;◇- trains stop at this station during special events;|- all trains pass
  • R - Rapid; SeE - Semi Express; E - Express; SSE - Semi-Special Express; SpE - Special Express
Station Japanese Distance (km) R SeE E SSE SpE Transfers Location
Between
Stations
Total
Shinjuku 新宿 - 0.0 Chūō Line (Rapid), Chūō-Sōbu Line, Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan Shinjuku Line
Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-08)
Subway TokyoOedo.png Toei Oedo Line (E-27) (Shinjuku-Nishiguchi (E-01)), Subway TokyoShinjuku.png Toei Shinjuku Line(S-01)
Odakyu Odawara Line
Seibu Shinjuku Line (Seibu-Shinjuku)
Shinjuku
Hatsudai and Hatagaya stations are only accessible via the Keio New Line.
Sasazuka 笹塚 3.6 3.6 Keio New Line (some trains through from Chōfu) Shibuya
Daitabashi 代田橋 0.8 4.4   Setagaya
Meidaimae 明大前 0.8 5.2 Keio Inokashira Line
Shimo-Takaido 下高井戸 0.9 6.1 Tokyu Setagaya Line
Sakurajōsui 桜上水 0.9 7.0  
Kami-Kitazawa 上北沢 0.8 7.8  
Hachimanyama 八幡山 0.6 8.4   Suginami
Roka-kōen 芦花公園 0.7 9.1   Setagaya
Chitose-Karasuyama 千歳烏山 0.8 9.9  
Sengawa 仙川 1.6 11.5   Chōfu
Tsutsujigaoka つつじヶ丘 1.0 12.5  
Shibasaki 柴崎 0.8 13.3  
Kokuryō 国領 0.9 14.2  
Fuda 布田 0.7 14.9  
Chōfu 調布 0.6 15.5 Keio Sagamihara Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
Nishi-Chōfu 西調布 1.5 17.0  
Tobitakyū 飛田給 0.7 17.7  
Musashinodai 武蔵野台 1.1 18.8 Seibu Tamagawa Line (Shiraitodai) Fuchū
Tama-Reien 多磨霊園 0.8 19.6  
Higashi-Fuchū 東府中 0.8 20.4 Keio Keibajo Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
Fuchū 府中 1.5 21.9  
Bubaigawara 分倍河原 1.2 23.1 Nambu Line
Nakagawara 中河原 1.6 24.7  
Seiseki-Sakuragaoka 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 1.6 26.3   Tama
Mogusaen 百草園 1.7 28.0   Hino
Takahatafudō 高幡不動 1.7 29.7 Keio Dobutsuen Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Minamidaira 南平 2.4 32.1  
Hirayamajōshi-kōen 平山城址公園 1.3 33.4  
Naganuma 長沼 1.5 34.9   Hachiōji
Kitano 北野 1.2 36.1 Keio Takao Line (some trains through from Shinjuku)
Keiō-Hachiōji 京王八王子 1.8 37.9 Chūō Main Line, Yokohama Line, Hachikō Line (Hachiōji)

Events at stations marked with a "◇" symbol for which trains make stops:

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. ^ Keio ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Keio) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ During race days at Tokyo Racecourse, express services run through on the Keibajō Line to Fuchukeibajō-Shōmonmae; there is also direct express service through on the Dōbutsuen Line to Tama-Dōbutsukōen.

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