Keisei Kanamachi Line
|Keisei Kanamachi Line|
Kanamachi Line train
|Opening||21 October 1913|
|Owner||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Line length||2.5 km (1.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
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.
|KS10||Keisei-Takasago||京成高砂||-||0.0||Keisei Main Line||Katsushika, Tokyo|
The line opened on 21 October 1913, initially running from Shibata Station to Kanamachi Station (present-day Keisei Kanamachi).
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
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