Shin-Keisei Line

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     Shin-Keisei Line
This line's symbol (Station Numbers' prefix)
Shin-keisei-N810.jpg
N800 series electric multiple unit
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Termini Matsudo
Keisei Tsudanuma
Stations 24
Operation
Opening December 27, 1947
Operator(s) Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kunugiyama, Tsudanuma
Rolling stock 8000, 8800, 8900, N800 series
Technical
Line length 26.5 km (16.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 85 km/h (55 mph)

The Shin-Keisei Line (新京成線 Shin-Keisei-sen?) is a railway line in Japan owned by the private railway company Shin-Keisei Electric Railway, a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway. The line runs between Matsudo Station in Matsudo, Chiba, and Keisei-Tsudanuma Station in Narashino, Chiba.

Operations[edit]

All trains stop at all stations. Most trains operate throughout the line, although during the morning hours, some services terminate at Shin-Tsudanuma. In mornings and nights some trains originate or terminate at Kunugiyama.

Services operate at a frequency of one train every 4 minutes in the morning peak, every 10 minutes during the day, and every 8 minutes in the evening peak. During the daytime, Shin-Keisei runs alternate through trains to Chiba Chūō on the Keisei Chiba Line.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
SL01 Matsudo 松戸 - 0.0 Jōban Line Matsudo
SL02 Kamihongō 上本郷 1.7 1.7  
SL03 Matsudo-Shinden 松戸新田 0.7 2.4  
SL04 Minoridai みのり台 0.6 3.0  
SL05 Yabashira 八柱 0.8 3.8 Musashino Line (Shin-Yahashira Station)
SL06 Tokiwadaira 常盤平 1.8 5.6  
SL07 Gokō 五香 1.8 7.4  
SL08 Motoyama 元山 1.3 8.7  
SL09 Kunugiyama くぬぎ山 0.9 9.6   Kamagaya
SL10 Kita-Hatsutomi 北初富 1.7 11.3  
SL11 Shin-Kamagaya 新鎌ヶ谷 0.8 12.1 HS Hokusō Line
KS Narita Sky Access Line
Tobu Noda Line (Tobu Urban Park Line)
SL12 Hatsutomi 初富 1.2 13.3  
SL13 Kamagaya-Daibutsu 鎌ヶ谷大仏 2.1 15.4  
SL14 Futawa-Mukōdai 二和向台 0.9 16.3   Funabashi
SL15 Misaki 三咲 0.8 17.1  
SL16 Takifudō 滝不動 1.4 18.5  
SL17 Takane-Kōdan 高根公団 1.0 19.5  
SL18 Takane-Kido 高根木戸 0.6 20.1  
SL19 Kita-Narashino 北習志野 0.9 21.0 TR Tōyō Rapid Line
SL20 Narashino 習志野 0.7 21.7  
SL21 Yakuendai 薬園台 0.8 22.5  
SL22 Maebara 前原 1.4 23.9  
SL23 Shin-Tsudanuma 新津田沼 1.4 25.3 Sōbu Line (Tsudanuma Station) Narashino
SL24 Keisei-Tsudanuma 京成津田沼 1.2 26.5 KS Keisei Chiba Line (Some inter-running services during the daytime)
KS Keisei Main Line

Rolling stock[edit]

All trains are based at Kunugiyama and Tsudanuma Depots.

Former[edit]

History[edit]

The first section of the line, 2.5 km from Shin-Tsudanuma to Yakuendai, was opened on 27 December 1947, with a track gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 1,500 V DC overhead.[2] The line was regauged to 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) in October 1953, and the entire line was completed as a single-track line by 21 April 1955.[2] In August 1959, the line was again regauged, this time to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) to match the standard gauge used by Keisei Electric Railway.[2]

In December 10, 2006, Shin-Keisei Line began through services to and from Chiba Chūō on the Keisei Chiba Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "歴史年表2000年 - 2009年" [Chronology 2000 - 2009]. Official website (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 49. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.