Seibu Yūrakuchō Line

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     Seibu Yūrakuchō Line
SEIBU Yūrakuchō Line Trains.jpg
A lineup of Seibu Yūrakuchō Line rolling stock, June 2009
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Nerima, Tokyo
Termini Nerima
Kotake-Mukaihara
Stations 3
Operation
Owner Seibu Railway
Technical
Line length 2.6 km (1.6 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

The Seibu Yūrakuchō Line (西武有楽町線 Seibu Yūrakuchō-sen?) is a commuter subway line operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway in Japan. The line links the Seibu Ikebukuro Line at Nerima Station with the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line at Kotake-Mukaihara Station in Nerima, Tokyo.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Semi express Rapid Rapid express Transfers Location
Through service to/from Seibu Ikebukuro Line
SI06 Nerima 練馬 0.0 O O O Seibu Ikebukuro Line (through service)
Seibu Toshima Line
Subway TokyoOedo.png Toei Oedo Line
Nerima, Tokyo
SI38 Shin-Sakuradai 新桜台 1.4 O O O  
SI37 Kotake-Mukaihara 小竹向原 2.6 O O O Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
Through service to/from Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Rolling stock[edit]

Seibu trains[edit]

Tokyo Metro trains[edit]

Tokyu trains[edit]

Past rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

The line started out with the section between Shin-Sakuradai and Kotake-Mukaihara, and began through operations with the TRTA (now Tokyo Metro) Yūrakuchō Subway Line. At this point, the line did not connect with any other Seibu Line, so only TRTA trainsets were used. In 1994, the line was extended from Shin-Sakuradai to Nerima, connecting with the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Because of track elevation work at Nerima, only one track was used. Later in 1998, the section between Shin-Sakuradai and Nerima became double-tracked, and through services with the Ikebukuro Line began.

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Seibu Yurakucho Line stations numbered prefixed with the letters "SI" (part of the Seibu Ikebukuro group of lines).[1]

From 10 September 2012, 10-car 5050-4000 series sets entered revenue service on the Seibu Yurakucho Line and Seibu Ikebukuro Line, with inter-running through to the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します" [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "東急5050系が西武鉄道池袋線で営業運転開始" [Tokyu 5050 series enters service on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.