Tōkyū Meguro Line

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     Tokyu Meguro Line
Tokyu-5080-2.jpg
Tokyu 5080 series EMU on the Meguro Line
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Meguro
Hiyoshi
Stations 13
Operation
Owner Tokyu Corporation
Technical
Line length 11.9 km (7.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Meguro Line tracks run parallel with the Tōyoko Line between Den-en-chōfu and Hiyoshi stations (inside tracks - Meguro Line, outside tracks - Tōyoko Line)

The Tokyu Meguro Line (東急目黒線 Tōkyū Meguro-sen?) is a railway line operated by Japanese private railway company Tokyu Corporation. As a railway line, the name is for the section between Meguro and Den-en-chōfu in southwest Tokyo, but nearly all trains run to Hiyoshi on a quad-tracked section of the Tōyoko Line in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

The Meguro line currently interoperates with the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line beyond Meguro. Until this connection was established in 2000, the line was a part of the Mekama Line, and ran between Meguro and Kamata. The rest of the Mekama Line was named the Tōkyū Tamagawa Line. On June 22, 2008, new tracks for the Meguro Line trains from Motosumiyoshi to Hiyoshi stations were added.

Express services between Musashi-Kosugi and Meguro started on September 25, 2006, and was extended to Hiyoshi on June 22, 2008. The Express saves 5 minutes over the route and overtakes local trains at Musashi-Koyama. Express trains operate during the daytime one in every 4 to 5 trains, with higher frequencies during peak periods.

Stations[edit]

Station No. Station Express Transfers Location
MG01 Meguro 目黒 Yamanote Line
Subway TokyoNamboku.pngTokyo Metro Namboku Line
Subway TokyoMita.pngToei Mita Line
Shinagawa Tokyo
MG02 Fudō-mae 不動前  
MG03 Musashi-Koyama 武蔵小山
MG04 Nishi-Koyama 西小山  
MG05 Senzoku 洗足   Meguro
MG06 Ōokayama 大岡山 Tōkyū Ōimachi Line Ōta
MG07 Okusawa 奥沢   Setagaya
MG08 Den-en-chōfu 田園調布 Tōkyū Tōyoko Line Ōta
MG09 Tamagawa 多摩川 Tōkyū Tamagawa Line
MG10 Shin-Maruko 新丸子   Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki Kanagawa
MG11 Musashi-Kosugi 武蔵小杉 Nambu Line, Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
MG12 Motosumiyoshi 元住吉  
MG13 Hiyoshi 日吉 Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Yokohama Municipal Subway:Green Line
Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama

Rolling stock[edit]

Tokyu[edit]

Other operators[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1923:
    • March 11: The line opens as the Meguro Line between Meguro and Maruko (now Numabe) (on the current Tamagawa Line).
    • October: Meguro-Fudōmae station is renamed to Fudōmae station.
    • November 1: The line is extended from Maruko to Kamata, and the line is renamed to the Mekama line.
  • 1924, June 1: Koyama becomes Musashi-Koyama.
  • 1926, January 1: Chōfu and Tamagawa stations are renamed to Den-en-Chōfu and Maruko-Tamagawa stations respectively.
  • 1928, August 1: Nishi-Koyama station opens.
  • 1931, January 1: Maruko-Tamagawa station is renamed again to Tamagawa-en-mae station.
  • 1977, December 16: Tamagawa-en-mae station is renamed yet again to Tamagawa-en station.
  • 1994, November 27: Den-en-Chōfu station moves underground.
  • 1997:
    • June 27: Ōokayama station moves underground.
    • July 27: Meguro station moves underground.
  • 1999, October 10: Fudōmae station is elevated.
  • 2000:
    • August 6: Service is split into two services, Meguro - Musashi-Kosugi and Tamagawa - Kamata. Tamagawa-en station is renamed to Tamagawa station and one-man operation begins.
    • September 26: Through service begins with the Tokyo Metro Namboku and Toei Mita Lines.
  • 2001, March 28: Through service begins with the Saitama Rapid Railway line via the Namboku line.
  • 2006:
    • July 2: As part of a grade separation project between Fudōmae and Senzoku, Musashi-Koyama and Nishi-Koyama stations move underground.
    • September 25: Express service commences.
  • 2008, June 22: Service extended to Hiyoshi.