Tobu Daishi Line

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     Tobu Daishi Line
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8000 series train on the Daishi Line, May 2011
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Nishiarai
Daishimae
Stations 2
Operation
Opening 1931
Owner Tobu Railway
Rolling stock Tobu 8000 series
Technical
Line length 1.0 km (0.62 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

The Tobu Daishi Line (東武大師線 Tōbu Daishi-sen?) is a 1.0 km railway line in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan, owned and operated by Tobu Railway. It runs from Nishiarai Station to Daishimae Station.[1]

This line forms part of the proposed Tobu Nishi-Ita Line (東武西板線?) which was never completed. The Tōbu Nishi-Ita line was intended to link the Tobu Skytree Line and Tobu Tojo Line to allow efficient transfer of rolling stock, and improve the service for residents along the line.

Stations[edit]

Name Japanese Distance (km) Connections Location
Nishiarai 西新井 0.0 Tobu Skytree Line Adachi, Tokyo
Daishimae 大師前 1.0

History[edit]

The line opened on December 20, 1931, as the Tobu Nishi-Ita Line from Nishiarai to Daishimae, with a total distance of 1.1 km. Operation was suspended from May 20, 1945. Operations resumed from May 21, 1947, with the line renamed Tōbu Daishi Line.

On December 1, 1968, Daishimae station was relocated due to road extension, shortening the line by 100 m. On July 26, 1991, the track was elevated.

Wanman driver-only operation started on March 19, 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

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