Tama Toshi Monorail Line

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Tama Toshi Monorail Line
TamaToshiMonorail6061.jpg
Overview
Type straddle-beam Monorail
System Tama Toshi Monorail
Status Operating
Locale Western Tokyo, Japan
Termini Kamikitadai
Tama-Center
Stations 19
Services 1
Daily ridership 120,494
Website www.tama-monorail.co.jp
Operation
Opening 1998
Owner Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail Co., Ltd.
Rolling stock Tama Toshi Monorail 1000 series
Technical
Line length 16.0 km (9.94 mi)
Electrification 1500 V DC
Operating speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

The Tama Toshi Monorail Line (多摩都市モノレール線 Tamatoshi Monorēru-sen?), also referred to as the Tama Monorail, is an important part of the Western Tokyo public transport network.

Operated by Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail Co., Ltd., the double tracked, 16.0 km monorail line carries passengers between the suburban cities of Higashiyamato and Tama via Tachikawa, Hino, and Hachiōji in 36 minutes. The first section, from Kamikitadai to Tachikawa-Kita, opened in 1998, with the second section to Tama-Center opened in 2000. Large deficits from construction have caused the corporation to become insolvent.[1]

Tachikawa-Kita, Tachikawa-Minami, and Tama-Center stations are the most important stations, enabling transfer at Tachikawa to JR East's Chūō Main Line and at Tama-Center to the Odakyū Tama Line and Keiō Sagamihara Line.

Stations[edit]

All stations located in Tokyo. Most stations have an associated shape/image (as seen in the leftmost column of the table below).

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfer Location
Between
stations
Total Minutes
Tama Monorail Color 19.png Kamikitadai 上北台 - 0.0 0   Higashiyamato
Tama Monorail Color 18.png Sakura-Kaidō 桜街道 0.7 0.7 2  
Tamagawa-Jōsui 玉川上水 0.8 1.5 4 Seibu Railway: Seibu Haijima Line
Sunagawa-Nanaban 砂川七番 1.0 2.5 6   Tachikawa
Tama Monorail Color 15.png Izumi-Taiikukan 泉体育館 0.5 3.0 7  
Tama Monorail Color 14.png Tachihi 立飛 0.6 3.6 9  
Tama Monorail Color 13.png Takamatsu 高松 0.7 4.2 10  
Tama Monorail Color 12.png Tachikawa-Kita 立川北 1.2 5.4 13 JR East: Chūō Main Line, Ōme Line, Nambu Line (Tachikawa)
Tama Monorail Color 11.png Tachikawa-Minami 立川南 0.4 5.8 14
Shibasaki-Taiikukan 柴崎体育館 0.7 6.5 16  
Tama Monorail Color 09.png Kōshū-Kaidō 甲州街道 1.5 8.0 19   Hino
Tama Monorail Color 08.png Manganji 万願寺 1.3 9.3 21  
Takahatafudō 高幡不動 1.2 10.5 24 Keio Corporation: Keiō Line, Keio Dobutsuen Line
Hodokubo 程久保 0.8 11.3 26  
Tama Monorail Color 05.png Tama-Dōbutsukōen 多摩動物公園 1.0 12.3 28 Keio Corporation: Keio Dobutsuen Line
Tama Monorail Color 04.png Chūō-Daigaku-Meisei-Daigaku 中央大学・明星大学 1.1 13.4 30   Hachiōji
Tama Monorail Color 03.png Ōtsuka Teikyo-Daigaku 大塚・帝京大学 0.9 14.3 32  
Tama Monorail Color 02.png Matsugaya 松が谷 0.8 15.1 34  
Tama Monorail Color 01.png Tama-Center 多摩センター 0.9 16.0 36 Keio Corporation: Keio Sagamihara Line (Keio-Tama-Center)
Odakyu Electric Railway: Odakyu Tama Line (Odakyu-Tama-Center)
Tama

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References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the official settlement report on March 31, 2006, its assets total ¥20.5 billion, while its accumulated income (or rather, liability) is -¥22.8 billion, meaning the latter exceeds the former by ¥2.2 billion. In other words, the company is now in insolvency. This does not mean, however, the company is already bankrupt.

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