Sagami Railway Main Line
|Sagami Railway Main Line|
A Sagami railway 8000 series train approaching Yokohama
|Daily ridership||566,657 (FY2010)|
|Line length||24.6 km (15.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
The Sagami Railway Main Line (相鉄本線 Sōtetsu Honsen?), also known as the Sōtetsu line, is a railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Sagami Railway (Sōtetsu). It connects Yokohama and Ebina.
In addition to all-stations "Local" services, Sotetsu operates two types of rapid service on the line. One is "Rapid" (快速 Kaisoku?) shown in green on signboards and maps, between Yokohama and Shōnandai on the Sagami Railway Izumino Line. The other is "Express" (急行 Kyūkō?) indicated in red, between Yokohama and Ebina on the Main Line.
A link is under construction from Nishiya Station to a new station at Hazawa on the JR Freight Tokaido Line, enabling through services to and from the Tokaido Line. Completion is scheduled for March 2015. A further approximately 10 km extension is also planned from Hazawa to Shin-Yokohama and Hiyoshi on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line to allow through services to and from Shibuya in Tokyo from March 2019.
- "Local" services stop at all stations.
- S: stop
- R: Rapid
- E: Express
- L: Limited Express
|Yokohama||横浜||0.0||S||S||S||Tokaido Main Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Yokosuka Line
Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Keikyu Main Line
Yokohama City Transportation Bureau: Yokohama municipal subway line 3 (Blue Line)
|Nishi-ku, Yokohama||Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Yamato||大和||17.4||S||S||S||Odakyu Enoshima Line||Yamato|
|Ebina||海老名||24.6||S||S||S||Odakyu Odawara Line
- 2000 series
- ED10 electric locomotives
The line opened 12 May 1926 as the steam-operated Jinchu Railway (神中鉄道 Jinchū Tetsudō?) between Futamatagawa and Atsugi (on the present-day Sagami Line). The line was extended from Futamatagawa to Yokohama in December 1933, and from the former station at Sagami-Kokubu (相模国分?) (now closed) in November 1941.
Work to electrify the line commenced in June 1942, with the entire line between Yokohama and Ebina electrified by 20 September 1944.
Work to double-track the line commenced in January 1957 between Yokohama and Nishi-Yokohama. The entire line was double-tracked by March 1974.
10-car trains started operating on the line from 6 April 1981.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sagami Railway Main Line.|
- Sagami Railway station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Sagami Railway) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- 相鉄・東急:乗り入れ認可 沿線開発に期待、新幹線アクセスも向上 ／神奈川 [Sotetsu-Tokyu inter-running approved]. Mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 74/217. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.