Seibu Haijima Line
Haijima Rapid Service train at Higashiyamatoshi Station
||14.3 km (8.9 mi)
|No. of tracks
||2 (Single-tracked: from Tamagawajosui to Musashi-Sunagawa, from Seibu Tachikawa to Haijima)
||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
||110 km/h (70 mph)
|Seibu Haijima Route map
The Seibu Haijima Line (西武拝島線 Seibu Haijima-sen) is a railway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway. It acts as a branch line of the Seibu Shinjuku Line, with direct trains to Seibu-Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.
- S: stop
- |: pass
- 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.
- ^ 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.