Keikyū Main Line

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     Keikyu Main Line
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N1000 series EMU on the Keikyu Main Line, July 2007
Overview
Locale Tokyo
Stations 50
Daily ridership 1,129,320 (daily, 2010)[1]
Operation
Owner Keikyu
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Keikyu Main Line
1.2 Sengakuji
LeftToei Asakusa LineUp
0.0 ShinagawaLeftTakanawa (abandoned in 1933)
LeftYamanote, Yokosuka linesUp
DownLeftTōkaidō Main, Keihin-Tōhoku linesUp
LeftTōkaidō ShinkansenUp
0.7 Kita-Shinagawa
Kita-Bambamerged to Shin-Bamba
1.4 Shin-Bamba
Minami-Bambamerged to Shin-Bamba
2.2 Aomono-Yokochō
LeftRinkai LineRight
2.7 Samezu
Hamakawaabandoned in 1944
3.5 Tachiaigawa
Suzugamoriabandoned in 1944
4.8 Ōmori-KaiganLeftŌmori Branch Line
Ōmori-Teishajō-maeLeftŌmori
Ōmori Hachimanabandoned in 1944
5.7 Heiwajima
6.5 Ōmorimachi
7.2 Umeyashiki
8.0 Keikyū-Kamata
Airport Line
Haneda Airport station and airport
Demuraabandoned in 1949
9.4 Zōshiki
10.6 Rokugōdote
Tama River: Tokyo/Kanagawa
Daishi LineRight
11.8 Keikyū-KawasakiLeftKawasaki
Tōkaidō Main Line freight branchRight
13.1 Hatchōnawate
LeftJR-E: Nambu LineRight
DownTōkaidō Main Line freight lineRight
13.8 Tsurumi-Ichiba
LeftJR-E: Yokosuka LineDown
15.3 Keikyū-TsurumiTsurumi
Sōjijiabandoned in 1944
Kaigan Electric TramwayRight
Tsurumi LineRight
16.1 Kagetsuen-mae
16.9 Namamugi
Up"Takashima Line" (freight)Right
Kirinabandoned in 1949
18.3 Keikyū Shin-KoyasuShin-Koyasu
19.3 Koyasu
LeftJR-E: Yokohama LineDown
Kanagawa-Shimmachi
LeftShimmachi depot
20.5 NakakidoHigashi-Kanagawa
21.5 Kanagawa
LeftTōkyū Tōyoko LineDown
22.2 Yokohama
Minatomirai LineRight
LeftYokohama City Subway:Blue LineRight
LeftSagami Railway Main Line
Negishi LineRight
LeftTōkaidō Main, Yokosuka linesUp
Hiranumaabandoned in 1944
23.4 Tobe
24.8 Hinodechō
25.6 Koganechō
26.5 Minami-Ōta
27.7 Idogaya
29.1 Gumyōji
DownYokohama Subway Blue LineUp
30.8 Kami-Ōoka
33.0 Byōbugaura
34.3 Sugita
LeftNegishi LineUp
36.7 Keikyū-Tomioka
37.4 Nōkendai
39.5 Kanazawa-Bunko
Tokyu Car Corporation
Kanazawa depot
40.9 Kanazawa-Hakkei
Kanazawa Seaside LineRight
LeftKeikyū Zushi Line Shin-Zushi
42.8 Oppama
44.5 Keikyū-Taura
LeftYokosuka LineDown
47.1 Anjinzuka
48.1 HemiYokosuka
LeftYokosuka LineUp
49.2 Shioiri
49.9 Yokosuka-Chūō
51.1 Kenritsu-Daigaku
52.3 Horinouchi
LeftKeikyū Kurihama Line Misakiguchi
53.1 Keikyū-Ōtsu
54.2 Mabori-Kaigan
55.5 Uraga

Through train destinations
beyond Sengakuji
Shibayama Railway Shibayama-Chiyoda
Narita Airport station and airport
Keisei Higashi-narita Line Station
Inba Nihon-idai
LeftKeisei Narita Airport Line Hokusō Line UpKeisei: Main Line
Toei Asakusa Line, Keisei Oshiage Line
Sengakuji

The Keikyu Main Line (京急本線 Keikyū-honsen?) is a railway line in Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu. The line runs through the Tokyo wards of Minato, Shinagawa, Ōta, and the Kanagawa municipalities of Kawasaki, Yokohama and Yokosuka. The Keikyu Main Line began as a short 2 km line in 1895, and by 1905 had extended from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo to central Yokohama.

Rapid services[edit]

Keikyu operates five types of rapid service as well as local trains. Abbreviations are tentative for this article.

Local (普通 Futsū?)
stops all stations
Airport Express (エアポート急行 Eapōto Kyūkō?) E
(1)between Toei Asakusa Line and Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal
(2)between Shin-zushi and Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal
Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?) L
Rapid Limited Express (快特 Kaitoku?) R
Airport Rapid Limited Express (エアポート快特 Eapōto Kaitoku?) A
between Haneda Airport and Keisei line via Toei Asakusa Line. It does not stop between Haneda Airport International Terminal Station and Shinagawa.
Keikyū Wing (京急ウィング号 Keikyū-Uingu-gō?) W
a Home Liner service train with an additional charge for seat reservation. It is operated only on weekday evenings in the Kurihama/Misakiguchi direction.

Stations[edit]

For connections and distances, see the route diagram.

Station Services Location
Sengakuji ELR A Minato, Tokyo
Shinagawa ELRWA
Kita-Shinagawa   Shinagawa, Tokyo
Shin-Banba  
Aomono-Yokochō EL   
Samezu  
Tachiaigawa E    
Ōmori-Kaigan  
Heiwajima EL    Ōta, Tokyo
Ōmorimachi  
Umeyashiki  
Keikyū Kamata ELR  
Zōshiki  
Rokugōdote  
Keikyū Kawasaki ELR   Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Hatchōnawate  
Tsurumi-ichiba   Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Keikyū Tsurumi E    
Kagetsuen-mae  
Namamugi  
Keikyū Shin-Koyasu   Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Koyasu  
Kanagawa-Shinmachi EL   
Naka-Kido E    
Kanagawa  
Yokohama ELR   Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Tobe  
Hinodechō E     Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Koganechō   Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Minami-Ōta  
Idogaya E    
Gumyōji E    
Kami-Ōoka ELRW  Kōnan-ku, Yokohama
Byōbugaura   Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Sugita E    
Keikyū Tomioka   Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Nōkendai E    
Kanazawa-Bunko ELRW 
Kanazawa-Hakkei ELRW 
Oppama  L    Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Keikyū Taura  
Anjinzuka  
Hemi  
Shioiri  L   
Yokosuka-Chūō  LRW 
Kenritsu Daigaku  
Horinouchi  LRW 
Keikyū Ōtsu  L   
Mabori-Kaigan  L   
Uraga  L   

Accidents[edit]

On 7 April 1997, at about 2:47 pm, the first three cars of a four-car train derailed after colliding with a mudslide, resulting in 22 people injured. The accident occurred between Keikyū Taura and Anjinzuka stations, with approximately 60 people on board. Heavy rains caused the mudslide, 7 months after a report by the train company to the Transportation Minister that there was little probability of such an occurrence in that area. 500 workers were mobilized as the train service was temporarily suspended between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Horinouchi stations.[2]

On 24 November 2000, at about 5:20 am, the front car of a four-car train derailed after a truck collided with the first car of the train at a level crossing, resulting in injuries to three passengers. The accident occurred in Yokosuka, and the approximately 100 commuters on board later walked about 200 m to the nearest station to continue their journeys via bus. The driver of the truck reported his foot became stuck between the accelerator and brake pedals, sending him through the crossing bar and into the crossing. Normal operations continued about 4 hours later that morning.[3]

On 24 September 2012, at about 11:58 pm, the first three cars of an eight-car train derailed after colliding with a mudslide, resulting in injuries to 28 people including the train driver. Seven men and women were seriously injured, including fractures, broken ribs and pelvises. The accident occurred between Oppama and Keikyū Taura stations, between Yokohama and Yokosuka, with approximately 700 passengers on board. Heavy rains caused the mudslide, sweeping away safety nets that had been installed in 1998, the year after a similar mudslide in the area.[4] An area of soil about 12 metres high and 15 metres wide fell onto the tracks, bring trees and fencing structures with it. The train was travelling at 75 km/h before the driver applied the brakes, 30 to 40 metres before the mudslide.[5] Train services were temporarily suspended between Kanazawa-Hakkei and Hemi stations and temporary bus services were provided by the train company until normal operations resumed approximately 55 hours later after the assessment and clean-up process.[6]

On 18 April 2013, at about 4:30 pm, two window panes shattered in the front car of a commuter train while passing an express train going the opposite direction, resulting in minor lacerations to two high school students sitting with their backs to the windows. One window pane was also cracked on the passing train with no injuries. The accident occurred between Keikyu Taura and Anjinzuka stations, with approximately 30 people in the car at the time of the accident.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keikyu station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Keikyu) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "22 injured as mudslide derails train", The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), 8 April 1997 
  3. ^ "Kanagawa truck-train collision hurts 3", The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), 25 November 2000 
  4. ^ Aoki, M (27 September 2012), "Keikyu ups injury total from derailment to 28", The Japan Times (Japan) 
  5. ^ "11 injured in train derailed by landslide", The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), 26 September 2012, retrieved 25 April 2013 
  6. ^ "Keikyu line resumes operations; company to reconsider sections subject to driving restrictions", The Daily Yomiuri (Yokohama]), 28 September 2012, retrieved 25 April 2013 
  7. ^ "Carriage windows shatter as Keikyu trains pass". Japan Today. Japan: GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2013.