Tōyō Rapid Railway Line

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Tōyō Rapid Railway Line
Number prefix Tōyō.PNG
ToyoKosoku-2000.jpg
A Toyo Rapid 2000 series trainset
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Chiba Prefecture
Termini Nishi-Funabashi
Toyo-Katsutadai
Stations 9
Operation
Opening 1996
Owner Toyo Rapid Railway
Depot(s) Yachiyo-Midorigaoka
Technical
Line length 16.2 km (10.1 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]

The Tōyō Rapid Railway Line (東葉高速線 Tōyō Kōsoku-sen?) is a commuter rail line owned by Tōyō Rapid Railway Co., Ltd., which runs between Nishi-Funabashi Station in Funabashi, Chiba and Tōyō-Katsutadai Station in Yachiyo, Chiba. The name Tōyō (東葉?) comes from the characters for Tokyo and Chiba. The line is essentially an extension of Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line.[1]

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Transfers Location
TR01 Nishi-Funabashi 西船橋 T Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line (through service)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Musashino Line
Keiyō Line
Funabashi Chiba
TR02 Higashi-Kaijin 東海神
TR03 Hasama 飯山満
TR04 Kita-Narashino 北習志野 SL Shin-Keisei Line
TR05 Funabashi-Nichidaimae 船橋日大前
TR06 Yachiyo-Midorigaoka 八千代緑が丘 Yachiyo
TR07 Yachiyo-Chūō 八千代中央
TR08 Murakami 村上
TR09 Tōyō-Katsutadai 東葉勝田台 KS Keisei Main Line (Katsutadai Station)

Rolling stock[edit]

Former[edit]

History[edit]

Construction work on the line commenced in July 1984, and the line was fully opened on 27 April 1996.[1] Limited-stop "Toyo Rapid" (東葉快速 Tōyō Kaisoku?) services were introduced on the line from the start of the 4 December 1999 timetable revision, but such services in the "up" direction (toward Tokyo) were discontinued in 2009, and the "down" limited-stop services were discontinued from the start of the revised timetable on 15 March 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 56. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 東葉快速が廃止される [Toyo Rapid discontinued] (in Japanese). Japan. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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