Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
A lineup of Chiyoda Line rolling stock: 16000 series, 06 series, 6000 series
|Type||Heavy rail rapid transit|
Ayase (main line)
|Daily ridership||1,131,379 (2010)|
|Opening||December 20, 1969|
|Rolling stock||Tokyo Metro 6000 series, Tokyo Metro 06 series, Tokyo Metro 16000 series|
|Line length||24.0 km (14.9 mi) (main and branch)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Chiyoda Line route map|
The 21.9 km main line serves the wards of Adachi, Arakawa, Bunkyō, Chiyoda, Minato and Shibuya, and a short stretch of tunnel in Taitō with no station. A 2.1 km branch line between Ayase and Kita-Ayase is located in Adachi. Its official name, rarely used, is Line 9 Chiyoda Line (9号線千代田線 kyūgō sen Chiyoda-sen?).
On maps, diagrams and signboards, the line is shown using the color green, and its stations are given numbers using the letter "C".
Trains have through running onto other railway lines on both ends. More than half of these are trains to the northeast beyond Ayase onto the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Jōban Line to Toride. The rest run to the southwest beyond Yoyogi-Uehara onto the Odakyū Odawara Line to Hon-Atsugi and to Karakida on the Odakyū Tama Line.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, as of June 2009 the Chiyoda Line was the second most crowded subway line in Tokyo, at its peak running at 181% capacity between Machiya and Nishi-Nippori stations.
- Distance: 24.0 km (14.91 mi)
- Main line: 21.9 km (13.61 mi)
- Branch line: 2.1 km (1.30 mi)
- Double-tracking: Entire line
- Railway signalling: CS-ATC
- All stations are located in Tokyo.
- Stopping patterns:
- Local trains stop at every station.
- Odakyū Romancecar limited express services stop at stations marked "●" and does not stop at those marked "｜".
- The Odakyū Bay Resort limited express service does not stop at stations marked "▲". (It leaves the Chiyoda Line at Kasumigaseki.)
- All limited express services stop at Yoyogi-Uehara to change drivers and conductors, but passengers may not board or disembark at this station.
|C-01||Yoyogi-Uehara||代々木上原[* 1]||-||0.0||※||Odakyū Odawara Line (through services for Hon-Atsugi and via the Tama Line for Karakida; limited expresses via the Hakone Tozan Railway for Hakone-Yumoto)||Shibuya|
|C-03||Meiji-Jingūmae||明治神宮前||1.2||2.2||｜|| Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (F-15)
Yamanote Line (Harajuku)
|C-04||Omotesandō||表参道||0.9||3.1||●||Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-02), Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-02)||Minato|
|C-07||Kokkai-Gijidō-mae||国会議事堂前||0.8||6.4||｜||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-14), Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (Tameike-Sannō: N-06), Ginza Line (Tameike-Sannō: G-06)||Chiyoda|
|C-08||Kasumigaseki||霞ケ関||0.8||7.2||▲||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-15), Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-06)|
|C-09||Hibiya||日比谷||0.8||8.0||｜|| Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-07), Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line (Yūrakuchō: Y-18)
Toei Mita Line (I-08)
Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line (Yūrakuchō)
Underground passage to Ginza, Higashi-Ginza stations
|C-11||Ōtemachi||大手町||0.7||9.4||●|| Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line (T-09), Marunouchi Line (M-18), Hanzōmon Line (Z-08)
Toei Mita Line (I-09)
|C-12||Shin-Ochanomizu||新御茶ノ水||1.3||10.7||｜|| Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Awajichō: M-19)
Toei Shinjuku Line (Ogawamachi: S-07)
Chūō-Sōbu Line, Chūō Line (Rapid) (Ochanomizu)
|C-16||Nishi-Nippori||西日暮里||0.9||15.0||｜||Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Nippori-Toneri Liner (02)
|C-17||Machiya||町屋||1.7||16.7||｜||Keisei Main Line
Toden Arakawa Line (Machiya-Ekimae)
|C-18||Kita-Senju||北千住[* 2]||2.6||19.3||●|| Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-21)
Tobu Skytree Line
Tsukuba Express (05)
|C-19||Ayase||綾瀬[* 2]||2.6||21.9||Jōban Line (through service for Toride)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (for Kita-Ayase)
- Yoyogi-Uehara is shared by both Odakyu Electric Railway and Tokyo Metro; Odakyu Electric Railway manages the station.
- Kita-Senju and Ayase are shared by both JR East and Tokyo Metro; Tokyo Metro manages the station.
Both stations are located in Adachi, Tokyo.
|C-19||Ayase||綾瀬||-||21.9|| Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (for Yoyogi-Uehara)
Listed below are currently used, all are 10-car formations unless otherwise indicated. Numbers in parentheses are of formations currently in service.
- 06 series (x1) (since 1993)
- 07 series (x1) (since 2008)
- 5000 series 3-car trains (x2) (since 1969, currently for branchline)
- 6000 series (x35) (since 1971)
- 6000 series 3-car train (x1) (prototype of the series built in 1968, currently for branchline)
- 16000 series (since November 2010)
Former rolling stock
The Chiyoda Line was originally proposed in 1962 as a line from Setagaya to Matsudo, Chiba: the initial name was Line 8. In 1964, the plan was changed slightly so that through service would be offered on the Jōban Line north of Tokyo, and the number was changed to Line 9.
The first stretch was opened on December 20, 1969 between Kita-Senju and Ōtemachi. The line was almost completed by October 10, 1972 when it reached Yoyogi-Kōen, although the 1 km section to Yoyogi-Uehara was not completed until March 31, 1978. The branch line to Kita-Ayase was opened on December 20, 1979.
From March 18, 2008, Odakyu Romancecar limited express services began running between Kita-Senju and Hakone-Yumoto (on the Hakone Tozan Line) and Karakida (on the Odakyū Tama Line. Trains also run from/to Shin-Kiba using tracks connecting to the Yūrakuchō Line. It is the first time that reserved-seating trains have operated on a Japanese subway line.
- Shaw, Dennis and Morioka, Hisashi, "Tokyo Subways", published 1992 by Hoikusha Publishing
- Tokyo Metro station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Tokyo Metro) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- Metropolis, "Commute", June 12, 2009, p. 07. Capacity is defined as all passengers having a seat or a strap or door railing to hold on to.
- Tokyo Metro news release: 環境配慮型の新型車両16000系 千代田線に導入決定！！ (Environmentally friendly new 16000 series trains to be introduced on Chiyoda Line), (21 December 2009). Retrieved 22 December 2009. (Japanese)
- "203系が営業運転から離脱" [203 series withdrawn from revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
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- Tokyo Metro website (English)