Keisei Electric Railway
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|Type||Public KK (TYO: 9009)|
|Founded||June 30, 1909|
|Headquarters||Yawata, Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan|
|Key people||Tsutomu Hanada, President|
Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
The Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (京成電鉄株式会社 Keisei Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha?) (branded as K'SEI since 2001) is a major private railway in Chiba Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan. The name Keisei is the combination of the kanji 京 from Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?) and 成 from Narita (成田 Narita?), which the railways main line connects. The combination uses different readings than the ones used in the city names. The railway's main line runs from Tokyo to Narita and the eastern suburb cities of Funabashi, Narashino, Yachiyo, and Sakura. Keisei runs an airport express train called the Skyliner from Ueno and Nippori to Narita International Airport.
In addition to its railway business, the Keisei Electric Railway Company owns large bus and taxi services and some real estate holdings. It owns a large share of the Oriental Land Company which owns and manages the Tokyo Disney Resort.
Keisei was founded on June 30, 1909 and began services on November 3, 1912, initially operating local train service in eastern Tokyo. Its main line reached Narita in 1930 and Ueno in 1933.
Originally a narrow gauge (1,372 mm or 4 ft 6 in Scotch gauge) operator, Keisei converted to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge in 1959. In 1960, Keisei began through service with the Toei Asakusa Line, the first interline through service arrangement in Japan.
Skyliner service began in 1973 and started serving the airport in 1978, when the first Narita Airport Station opened (today's Higashi-Narita station). A new underground station was opened in 1991 to provide a more direct connection to terminal 1, and in 1992 service began to terminal 2. On July 17, 2010, Skyliner switched its route to the newly built Narita Sky Access and reduced the travel time by 15 minutes.
Keisei operates 152.8 km of railway which consists of one trunk line named the Main Line and six branchlines.
|Main Line||本線||Keisei-Ueno – Komaino Junction||67.2||1|
|Komaino Junction – Narita Airport||2.1||2|
|Oshiage Line||押上線||Oshiage – Aoto||5.7||1|
|Chiba Line||千葉線||Keisei-Tsudanuma – Chiba Chūō||12.9||1|
|Chihara Line||千原線||Chiba Chūō – Chiharadai||10.9||1|
|Higashi-Narita Line||東成田線||Keisei-Narita – Higashi-narita||7.1||1|
|Kanamachi Line||金町線||Keisei-Takasago – Keisei-Kanamachi||2.5||1|
|Narita Airport Line
(Narita Sky Access)
|成田空港線||Keisei-Takasago – Narita Airport||51.4||2|
|Overlap||Keisei-Narita – Komaino Junction2||(6.0)||1|
|Airport Terminal 2 – Narita Airport3||(1.0)||2|
|(Chihara Line extension)||Chiharadai – Amaariki||8.2||1|
- "Type" indicates the type of railway business under the Railway Business Act of Japan. Type 1 operator owns and operates the railway while Type 2 operator operates but does not owns the railway.
- This section is shared by the Main Line and the Higashi-Narita Line.
- This section is shared by the Main Line and the Narita Airport Line.
Keisei Group includes:
- Shin-Keisei Electric Railway (Shin-Keisei Line)
- Chiba New Town Railway
- Hokusō Railway (Hokusō Line)
- Kantō Railway
- Kashima Railway Company (Kashima Railway Line)
- Kominato Railway (Kominato Line)
- Maihama Resort Line (Disney Resort Line)
- Narita Airport Rapid Railway (Owner of a part of Narita Sky Access tracks)
- Nokogiriyama Ropeway
- The Oriental Land Company
- Tsukuba Kankō Railway (Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car and Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway)
Companies related to Keisei, although not a group member:
- Keisei 3000 series (since 2003)
- Keisei 3050 series (since 2010)
- Keisei 3300 series (since 1968)
- Keisei 3400 series (since 1993)
- Keisei 3500 series (since 1972)
- Keisei 3600 series (since 1982)
- Keisei 3700 series (since 1991)
3600 series, leased to Shibayama Railway
- Keisei 1500 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 1600 series (1953-1981)
- Keisei AE series (1972) (1973-1993)
- Keisei 1 series (1912-1927)
- Keisei 20 series (1921-1971)
- Keisei 33/39/45 series (1923-1978)
- Keisei 300 series (1955-1982)
- Keisei 100/126 series (1926-1987)
- Keisei 200/210/220/500/510 series (1931-1990)
- Keisei 210/2000/2100 series (1932-1985)
- Keisei 700/2200 series (1954-1982)
- Keisei 750/2250 series (1954-1973)
- Keisei 1100 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 1500 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 2000 series (1948-1990)
- Keisei 3000 series (original) (1958-1991)
- Keisei 3050 series (original) (1959-1995)
- Keisei 3100 series (1960-1998)
- Keisei 3150 series (1963-2001)
- Keisei 3200 series (1964-2007)
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