Tōkyū Tamagawa Line

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     Tokyu Tamagawa Line
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A Tamagawa Line 7000 series train, February 2008
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Tamagawa
Kamata
Stations 7
Operation
Opening 6 August 2000
Owner Tokyu Corporation
Technical
Line length 5.6 km (3.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

The Tokyu Tamagawa Line (東急多摩川線 Tōkyū Tamagawa-sen?) is a commuter railway line in Japan owned by private railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It runs between Tamagawa and Kamata in southwest Tokyo, entirely within Ōta ward. The operator's name, Tokyu, is included in the formal name of this line.

It was formed in 2000 from the western portion of the Tokyu Mekama Line, which was then rerouted west of Tamagawa (former Tamagawa-en) station and renamed the Meguro Line.

Station list[edit]

No. Station name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
(ward)
TM01 Tamagawa 多摩川 0.0 Tokyu Toyoko Line
Tokyu Meguro Line
Ōta
TM02 Numabe 沼部 0.9
TM03 Unoki 鵜の木 1.9
TM04 Shimo-Maruko 下丸子 2.6
TM05 Musashi-Nitta 武蔵新田 3.3
TM06 Yaguchinowatashi 矢口渡 4.2
TM07 Kamata 蒲田 5.6 Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tokyu Ikegami Line

Rolling stock used[edit]

History[edit]

The Tokyu Tamagawa Line was formed on 6 August 2000 with the splitting of the former Tokyu Mekama Line.[1] Wanman driver-only operation also commenced on the line from this date.[1]

Future plans[edit]

Plans exist to extend the line eastward by approximately 800 m from the southern terminus of the line at Kamata to Keikyu Kamata Station on the Keikyu Main Line and Keikyu Airport Line. This would provide an interchange between the lines, improving accessibility to Tokyo's Haneda Airport ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ "Rail extension eyed to boost Haneda accessibility". The Japan Times (Japan: The Japan Times Ltd.). 29 July 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2014.