Seibu Haijima Line

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Seibu 2000 series Haijima Rapid 20100518.jpg
Haijima Rapid Service train at Higashiyamatoshi Station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanto region
Termini Kodaira
Haijima
Stations 8
Operation
Owner Seibu Railway
Technical
Line length 14.3 km (8.9 mi)
No. of tracks 2 (Single-tracked: from Tamagawajosui to Musashi-Sunagawa, from Seibu Tachikawa to Haijima)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)

The Seibu Haijima Line (西武拝島線 Seibu Haijima-sen?) is a railway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway.[1] It acts as a branch line of the Seibu Shinjuku Line, with direct trains to Seibu-Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

Rolling stock[edit]

Stations[edit]

S: stop
|: pass
Station Distance between stations (km) Distance (km) Local Semi Express Express Haijima Rapid Transfers Location
from Kodaira
from Seibu
Shinjuku
Kodaira - 0.0 22.6 S S S S Seibu Shinjuku Line (Direct service to Seibu
Shinjuku
)
Kodaira
Hagiyama 1.1 1.1 23.7 S S S | Seibu Tamako Line
(Limited direct service from Seibu-Yūenchi to Seibu-Shinjuku)
Higashimurayama
Ogawa 1.6 2.7 25.3 S S S | Seibu Kokubunji Line Kodaira
Higashiyamatoshi 3.0 5.7 28.3 S S S |   Higashiyamato
Tamagawajōsui 1.5 7.2 29.8 S S S S Tama Toshi Monorail Line Tachikawa
Musashi-Sunagawa 2.4 9.6 32.2 S S S S  
Seibu Tachikawa 2.0 11.6 34.2 S S S S  
Haijima 2.7 14.3 36.9 S S S S Ōme Line, Itsukaichi Line, Hachiko Line Akishima

History[edit]

  • 2 November 1928: Opened as Tamako Railway from Hagiyama to Hon-Kodaira (near Kodaira).
  • 15 August 1932: Electrified at 600 V DC from Hagiyama to Hon-Kodaira.
  • 12 March 1940: Tamako Railway merged with Musashino Railway (presentday Seibu Railway).
  • 15 November 1949: Hon-Kodaira Station closed.
  • 15 May 1950: Josui Line opened from Ogawa to Tamagawajosui. Omebashi and Tamagawajosui stations opened.
  • 12 October 1954: Electrified at 1,500 V DC from Ogawa to Tamagawajosui.
  • 18 March 1955: Electrification raised to 1,500 V DC between Kodaira and Hagiyama.
  • 1 September 1962: Josui Line opened from Hagiyama to Ogawa. Renamed Josui Line from Kodaira to Hagiyama.
  • 7 November 1967: Double-tracked from Kodaira to Hagiyama.
  • 15 May 1968: Haijima Line opened from Tamagawajosui to Haijima, Seibu Tachikawa station opened. Josui Line renamed Haijima Line.
  • 25 March 1979: Omebashi Station renamed Higashiyamatoshi Station.
  • 7 December 1979: Double-tracked from Hagiyama to Ogawa.
  • 12 December 1983: Musashi-Sunagawa Station opened.
  • 1 December 1983: Double-tracked from Musashi-Sunagawa to Seibu Tachikawa.
  • 5 March 1987: Nishi-Ogawa passing loop opened. Double-tracked from Nishi-Ogawa to Higashiyamatoshi.
  • 2 November 1988: Double-tracked from Higashiyamatoshi to Tamagawajosui.
  • 29 March 1991: Double-tracked from Ogawa to Nishi-Ogawa, Nishi-Ogawa passing loop abolished.
  • 14 June 2008: Haijima Rapid service started.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 58–59. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] route map