Keisei Kanamachi Line

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Keisei Kanamachi Line
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Kanamachi Line train
Overview
Termini Keisei-Takasago
Keisei Kanamachi
Stations 3
Operation
Opening 21 October 1913
Owner Keisei Electric Railway
Technical
Line length 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 160 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed 85 km/h (55 mph)

Keisei Kanamachi Line (京成金町線 Keisei-Kanamachi sen?) is a 2.5 km railway line in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Keisei Electric Railway. The line services visitors to the Shibamata Taishakuten, a Buddhist temple founded in 1629, as well as the surrounding suburbs.


History[edit]

The first railway on this alignment was a 610mm gauge human powered line opened in 1899. It had 64 carriages, each seating six passengers and pushed by one person.

The Keisei company acquired the line in 1912 and rebuilt it as an electrified 1372mm gauge line. The line was regauged to 1435mm in 1959.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
KS10 Keisei-Takasago 京成高砂 - 0.0 Keisei Main Line Katsushika, Tokyo
KS50 Shibamata 柴又 1.0 1.0
KS51 Keisei-Kanamachi 京成金町 1.5 2.5

History[edit]

The line opened on 21 October 1913, initially running from Shibata Station to Kanamachi Station (present-day Keisei Kanamachi).[1]

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.