Tōkyū Ikegami Line

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     Tokyu Ikegami Line
Tokyu-1000-in-ikagami-line.jpg
Tokyu Ikegami Line 1000 series EMU, August 2004
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Gotanda
Kamata
Stations 15
Operation
Opening 1922
Owner Tokyu Corporation
Technical
Line length 10.8 km (6.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary

The Tokyu Ikegami Line (東急池上線 Tōkyū Ikegami-sen?) is a railway line operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It runs through Tokyo, extending from Gotanda Station in Shinagawa to Kamata Station in Ōta.

New 3-car 7000 series EMUs were introduced in December 2007, with a total of 19 sets due to be delivered by 2011.[1]

Station list[edit]

Station No. Station name Distance (km) Transfers Location (ward)
IK01 Gotanda 0.0 Yamanote Line
Subway TokyoAsakusa.pngToei Asakusa Line
Shinagawa
IK02 Ōsaki-Hirokōji 0.3
IK03 Togoshi-Ginza 1.4
IK04 Ebara-Nakanobu 2.2
IK05 Hatanodai 3.1 Tōkyū Ōimachi Line
IK06 Nagahara 3.7 Ota
IK07 Senzoku-Ike 4.3
IK08 Ishikawadai 4.9
IK09 Yukigaya-Ōtsuka 5.6
IK10 Ontakesan 6.4
IK11 Kugahara 7.1
IK12 Chidorichō 8.0
IK13 Ikegami 9.1
IK14 Hasunuma 10.2
IK15 Kamata 10.8 Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tōkyū Tamagawa Line

Rolling stock used[edit]

History[edit]

The line first opened on 6 October 1922 as a 1.8 km line between Kamata and Ikegami. On 4 May 1923, this was extended 3.7 km from Ikegami to Yukigaya.

  • 1926-08-06: Keidai Ground-mae Station opens (now Chidorichō Station).
  • 1927-08-19: Chōfu-Ōtsuka Station opens between Yukigaya and Ontakesan.
  • 1927-08-28: Section opens between Yukigaya and Kirigaya (now closed), located between Ōsaki-Hirokoji and Togoshi-Ginza (4.7 km).
  • 1927-10-09: Line opens between Kirigaya and Ōsaki-Hirokoji (0.6 km).
  • 1928-04-13: Ishikawa Station renamed Ishikawadai, and Suehiro Station renamed Higashi-Chōfu (now Kugahara).
  • 1928-06-17: Line opens between Ōsaki-Hirokoji and Gotanda (0.3 km), completing line.
  • 1933-06-01: Chōfu-Ōtsuka Station combined with Yukigaya Station and renamed Yukigaya-Ōtsuka; Ontakesan-mae Station renamed Ontakesan.
  • 1936-01-01: Higashi-Chōfu Station renamed Kugahara; Keidai Ground-mae Station renamed Chidorichō.
  • 1951-05-01: Hatagaoka Station moved to Hatanodai Station on Ōimachi Line.
  • 1953-08-12: Kirigaya Station closes.

The line voltage was raised from 600 V to 1,500 V DC from 10 August 1957.

The 3000 series trains were withdrawn on 18 March 1989.

On 19 March 1989, Ebara-Nakanobu Station was moved underground.

From 16 March 1998, wanman driver-only operation commenced on the line.

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