Shōnan-Shinjuku Line

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Shonan-Shinjuku Line)
Jump to: navigation, search
     Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Shonan-shinjuku-line-E231.jpg
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line E231 series EMU
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kantō region
Operation
Opening 2001
Operator(s) JR East
Technical
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map
Shonan Shinjuku Line linemap.svg

The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン Shōnan-shinjuku-rain?) is a passenger railway service in Japan which commenced in December 2001. The line has no dedicated track as services run through shared sections along the Ryōmō Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line, Yamanote Freight Line, Yokosuka Line, and Tōkaidō Main Line. It is treated as a distinct service at stations and on railway maps.

Services[edit]

Service patterns on the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line are as follows:

Utsunomiya Line—Yokosuka Line Route[edit]

  • Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Local (Utsunomiya Line: Local; Ōmiya–Ōfuna: Local; Yokosuka Line: Local)
    • Services commenced on December 1, 2001.
    • One train per hour is operated between Koganei (some to/from Utsunomiya) and Zushi; this increases to 2-3 trains per hour during peak periods. Sometimes trains operate to/from Ōfuna as well as to/from Koga on weekday mornings.
    • Most trains are operated in 15-car sets. Some pause at Koganei to be joined or broken up, where the 10-car portion continues northward; others are operated in 10-car sets along the entire line.
  • Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Local / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Rapid (Utsunomiya Line: Rapid; Ōmiya–Ōfuna: Local; Yokosuka Line: Local)
    • Services commenced on October 16, 2004.
    • From morning to midday, trains are operated hourly between Utsunomiya and Zushi (some to/from Ōfuna). Trains operate as rapid services within the Utsunomiya Line and as local services within the Yokosuka Line. These services replace daytime Rabbit rapid trains within the Utsunomiya Line to/from Ueno
    • Most trains are operated in 15-car sets. Some pause at Koganei to be joined or broken up, where the 10-car portion is operated north of Koganei; others are operated in 10-car sets along the entire line.

Takasaki Line—Tōkaidō Line Route[edit]

  • Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Local / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Rapid (Takasaki Line: Local; Ōmiya–Ōfuna: Rapid; Tōkaidō Line: Local)
    • Services commenced on December 1, 2001.
    • One train per hour is operated between Kagohara and Hiratsuka (some to/from Kōzu). During peak periods when there are no special rapid services this increases to 2-3 trains per hour, with trains to/from Takasaki, Kōzu, and Odawara. Some morning southbound trains and weekday evening northbound trains operate to/from Maebashi via the Ryōmō Line; one weekday morning train is operated from Fukaya.
    • Except for a single northbound morning and southbound evening train, all trains are operated in 15-car sets south of Kagohara, where they are joined/separated; a 10-car train is operated north of Kagohara. The train from Fukaya is operated as a 15-car set.
  • Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Special Rapid (Takasaki Line: Special Rapid; Ōmiya–Ōfuna: Special Rapid; Tōkaidō Line: Special Rapid)
    • Services commenced on October 16, 2004.
    • One train per hour is operated throughout the day. This service replaces Urban rapid services to/from Ueno within the Takasaki Line. Except for the first northbound train, which starts from Hiratsuka, all trains are operated between Takasaki and Odawara.
    • Except for two round trips on weekdays, all trains are operated in 15-car sets south of Kagohara, where they are joined/separated; a 10-car train is operated north of Kagohara.
    • On weekends and holidays, two services each way to/from Odawara are extended to/from Atami, stopping at Manazuru and Yugawara.

Station list[edit]

  • Trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass those marked "|".
  • For information on Home Liner services, see the Shōnan Liner article.
Line name Station Japanese Distance (km) Shōnan-Shinjuku
Line services
Transfers Location
Official Actual Between
stations
From
Shinjuku
Local Local[* 1] Rapid[* 2] Special Rapid
Through services: Utsunomiya Line Takasaki Line Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line): for Koganei and Utsunomiya
Takasaki Line: for Kagohara, Takasaki, and Maebashi (via the Ryōmō Line
Within the Utsunomiya and Takasaki lines: Local Rapid Local Special Rapid  
Tōhoku Main Line Tōhoku Freight Line Ōmiya 大宮 - 27.4 Tōhoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), Takasaki Line, Saikyō Line, Kawagoe Line
Tobu Noda Line
New Shuttle
Ōmiya-ku, Saitama Saitama
Urawa 浦和 - - Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), Takasaki Line Urawa-ku, Saitama
Akabane 赤羽 17.1
 
10.3
 [* 3]
Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line for Ueno), Takasaki Line (for Ueno), Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Saikyō Line Kita Tokyo
Yamanote Line Yamanote Freight Line Ikebukuro 池袋 5.5
 [* 3]
4.8
 
Saikyō Line,[* 4] Yamanote Line
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Tobu Tojo Line
Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-25), Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line (Y-09), Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (F-09)
Toshima
Shinjuku 新宿 4.8 0.0 Chūō Line (Rapid), Chūō-Sōbu Line, Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line
Keio Line, Keio New Line
Odakyū Odawara Line
Seibu Shinjuku Line (Seibu-Shinjuku)
Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-08)
Subway TokyoShinjuku.png Toei Shinjuku Line (S-01), Subway TokyoOedo.png Toei Ōedo Line (E-27, Shinjuku-Nishiguchi: E-01)
Shinjuku
Shibuya
Shibuya 渋谷 3.4 3.4 Saikyō Line, Yamanote Line
Keio Inokashira Line
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line
Subway TokyoGinza.png Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-01), Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-01), Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (F-16)
Ebisu 恵比寿 1.6 5.0 Saikyō Line, Yamanote Line
Subway TokyoHibiya.png Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-02)
Ōsaki 大崎 3.6 8.6 Yamanote Line
Rinkai Line
Shinagawa
Tōkaidō Main Line Hinkaku Line Nishi-Ōi 西大井 5.6
 [* 5]
14.2
 [* 5]
Yokosuka Line (for Shinagawa)
Musashi-Kosugi 武蔵小杉 6.4 20.6 Nambu Line
Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Meguro Line
Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki Kanagawa
Shin-Kawasaki 新川崎 2.7 23.3 Nambu Line (Kashimada, unofficial) Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki
Yokosuka Line tracks Yokohama 横浜 12.2 35.5 Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Yokohama Line, Yokosuka Line, Tōkaidō Line (for Tokyo)
Tokyu Toyoko Line
Keikyu Main Line
Sagami Railway Main Line
Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B20)
Minatomirai Line
Nishi-ku, Yokohama
Hodogaya 保土ヶ谷 3.0 38.5 Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama
Higashi-Totsuka 東戸塚 4.9 43.4 Totsuka-ku, Yokohama
Totsuka 戸塚 4.2 47.6 Tōkaidō Line
Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B06)
[* 6] Ōfuna 大船 5.6 53.2 Tōkaidō Line (through service), Yokosuka Line (through service), Negishi Line
Shōnan Monorail
Sakae-ku, Yokohama
Kamakura
Service within the Yokosuka and Tōkaidō lines: Local Local Local Special Rapid  
Through services: Yokosuka Line Tōkaidō Line Yokosuka Line: for Zushi (some trains terminate at Ōfuna)
Tōkaidō Line: for Hiratsuka, Kōzu, and Odawara[* 7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Southbound trains are labeled "Rapid" between Utsunomiya and Ōmiya and "Local" between Ōmiya and Zushi. Northbound trains are labeled "Local" between Zushi and Ōsaki and "Rapid" between Ōsaki and Utsunomiya.
  2. ^ Southbound trains are labeled "Local" between Maebashi and Ōmiya, "Rapid" between Ōmiya and Totsuka, and "Local" between Totsuka and Odawara. Northbound trains are labeled "Rapid" between Odawara and Ōsaki and "Local" between Ōsaki and Maebashi.
  3. ^ a b The Ikebukuro – Akabane section is treated as passing over the Akabane Line when calculating fares; therefore, actual distance is approximately 9.5 km.
  4. ^ The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line shares tracks with the Saikyō Line between Ikebukuro and Ōsaki.
  5. ^ a b The Nishi-Ōi – Ōsaki section is treated as passing through Shinagawa when calculating fares
  6. ^ Between Totsuka and Ōfuna, through-service trains for the Tōkaidō Line travel over Tōkaidō Line tracks, while through service trains for the Yokosuka Line travel over Yokosuka Line tracks.
  7. ^ During some peak holiday periods two special rapid service trains are extended to Atami

Rolling stock[edit]

Initially, services were operated using a mixture of rolling stock, including 115 series, 211 series, 215 series (double-deck), E217 series, and E231 series EMUs, but rolling stock was standardized on the E231 series EMUs in 2004, from which date these trains also included two bilevel Green cars.

See also[edit]

  • Ueno-Tokyo Line, a similar north-south line under construction on the east side of Tokyo

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kusamachi, Yoshikazu (November 2011). "特集:湘南新宿ライン10周年" [Feature: 10th Anniversary of the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.) 51 (607): p.7–42.