Seibu Seibu-en Line

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     Seibu Seibu-en Line
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A 101 series EMU on the Seibu-en Line, May 2005
Overview
Native name 西武園線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Higashi-Murayama
Seibuen
Stations 2
Operation
Opening 5 April 1930
Owner Seibu Railway
Technical
Line length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 300 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)

The Seibu Seibu-en Line (西武園線 Seibu-en-sen?) is a Japanese commuter railway line operated by the Seibu Railway, a major private railroad in Tokyo. The single-track line connects Higashi-Murayama Station and Seibuen Station, both located in Higashimurayama, Tokyo.

Stations[edit]

Station name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Higashi-Murayama 東村山 0.0 Seibu Shinjuku Line
Seibu Kokubunji Line
Higashimurayama, Tokyo
Seibuen 西武園 2.4

History[edit]

The line was opened on 5 April 1930[1] by the Musashino Railway.[citation needed] In 1943, the line was designated a formal route for people to evacuate to Sayama Park to escape from bombing raids, but service on the line was suspended in 1944. The company merged with the Seibu Railway in 1945, and services recommenced on the line in 1948.[citation needed]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 227. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.