Tōyō Rapid Railway Line

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Tōyō Rapid Railway Line
Number prefix Tōyō.PNG
ToyoKosoku-2000.jpg
A Toyo Rapid 2000 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] There is a plan to further expand the line to Sakura Station of JR Sōbu Line.[citation needed]

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 services in the "up" direction (toward Tokyo) were discontinued in 2009, and the "down" 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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