Nippori-Toneri Liner

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Toei 300 Nippori-Toneri-Liner.jpg
Nippori-Toneri Liner 300 series train
Overview
Type Automated guideway transit
Locale Tokyo
Termini Nippori
Minumadai-shinsuikōen
Stations 13
Operation
Opening 2008
Owner Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei)
Technical
Line length 9.7 km (6.0 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Electrification 600 V DC third rail
Operating speed 60 km/h (35 mph)
Route map
Nippori-Toneri Liner linemap.svg

The Nippori-Toneri Liner (日暮里・舎人ライナー Nippori-Toneri-rainaa?) is an automated guideway transit (AGT) system between Nippori Station in Arakawa and Minumadai-shinsuikōen Station in Adachi, Tokyo. The line opened on March 30, 2008. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).

Overview[edit]

The fully elevated, double-tracked line is 9.7 km long with 13 stations, and it offers access to the Yamanote Line at both Nippori and Nishi-Nippori stations. A journey from end to end takes 20 minutes, compared to as long as 60 minutes by bus during rush hour.

As of 2008, an average of 48,943 people used the line each day.[1] This compares to a 2007 forecast of 51,000 passengers per day.[2]

Station list[edit]

All stations are located in Tokyo.

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
Nippori 日暮里 - 0.0 Jōban Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Yamanote Line
Keisei Main Line
Arakawa
Nishi-Nippori 西日暮里 0.7 0.7 Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Yamanote Line
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C-16)
Akado-shōgakkōmae 赤土小学校前 1.0 1.7  
Kumanomae 熊野前 0.6 2.3 Toden Arakawa Line
Adachi-Odai 足立小台 0.7 3.0   Adachi
Ōgi-ōhashi 扇大橋 1.0 4.0  
Kōya 高野 0.5 4.5  
Kōhoku 江北 0.6 5.1  
Nishiaraidaishi-nishi 西新井大師西 0.9 6.0  
Yazaike 谷在家 0.8 6.8  
Toneri-kōen 舎人公園 0.9 7.7  
Toneri 舎人 1.0 8.7  
Minumadai-shinsuikōen 見沼代親水公園 1.0 9.7  

History[edit]

The western part of Adachi is poorly served by public transport and planning of the line started in 1985, with the initial intention of constructing a full-fledged subway. However, this was scrapped due to the high cost and projected low ridership, and a more cost-efficient AGT system was selected instead. Construction of the line started in 1997, and service commenced on March 30, 2008. The main contractor was the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company, which also built the Toei Ōedo Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 平成20年度 運輸成績総表 Accessed March 8, 2010. (Japanese)
  2. ^ 日暮里・舎人ライナーが開業 Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2008. (Japanese)

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