Chichibu Main Line
|Chichibu Main Line|
A Chichibu Railway 7500 series EMU on the Chichibu Main Line in May 2011
|Opened||7 October 1901|
|Line length||71.7 km (44.6 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Minimum radius||149 m|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (55 mph)|
|Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Local service to/from Seibu Chichibu Line||Chichibuji
|SL Paleo Express||Transfer||Location|
|Hanyū||羽生||-||0.0||○||Tōbu Isesaki Line||Hanyū|
|Socio Distribution Center||ソシオ流通センター||1.5||11.6|||||Kumagaya|
|Takekawa||武川||1.9||24.8||●||●||Chichibu Railway: Mikajiri Freight Line|
|Fukaya Hanazono[Note 1]||ふかや花園||1.1||28.2|
|Sakurazawa||桜沢||1.4||31.9||||||||Yorii, Ōsato District|
Tōbu Tōjō Line
|Higuchi||樋口||4.4||42.1||||||||Nagatoro, Chichibu District|
|Kami-Nagatoro||上長瀞||1.1||47.6||●||Through operation to Seibu-Chichibu (Seibu Chichibu Line)|||||||
|Oyahana||親鼻||1.6||49.2||●||||||||Minano, Chichibu District|
|Ohanabatake||御花畑||0.7||59.7||●||●||●||Seibu Chichibu Line (Seibu-Chichibu)|
|Kagemori||影森||2.7||62.4||Through operation to Yokoze (Seibu Chichibu Line)||●||●||||
- ● - All trains stop
- ○ - Some trains stop
- ▲ - Some trains pass
- ▼ - Trains make seasonal stops
- | - All trains pass
- Opening 20 October 2018.
- 5000 series 3-car EMUs x3 (formerly Toei 6000 series) (since 1999)
- 6000 series 3-car EMUs x3 (formerly Seibu 101 series) (since March 2006)
- 7000 series 3-car EMUs x2 (formerly Tokyu 8500 series) (since March 2009)
- 7500 series 3-car EMUs x7 (formerly Tokyu 8090 series) (since March 2010)
- 7800 series 2-car EMUs x4 (formerly Tokyu 8090 series) (since 16 March 2013)
- Class C58 steam locomotive (No. C58 363 for Paleo Express)
- Four 12 series passenger coaches for Paleo Express (OHaFu 12-101 and 102, OHa 12-111 and 112)
- DeKi 100 electric locomotives (x6)
- DeKi 200 electric locomotive (x1)
- DeKi 300 electric locomotives (x3)
- DeKi 500 electric locomotives (x7)
Rolling stock previously used
- 300 series 2-car EMUs (from 1959 until October 1992)
- 500 series 2-car EMUs (from 1957 until March 1992)
- 800 series 2-car EMUs (formerly Odakyu 1800 series) (from 1979 until 1990)
- 1000 series 3-car EMUs (formerly JNR 101 series) (from 1986 until March 2014)
- 2000 series 4-car EMUs (formerly Tokyu 7000 series) (from 1991 until 2000)
- 3000 series 3-car EMUs x3 (formerly JR East 165 series) (from 1992 until December 2006)
- 43 series passenger coaches (for Paleo Express)
The Jōbu Railway (上武鉄道) opened the section between Kumagaya and Yorii on 7 October 1901 operated by the use of steam haulage. The line was extended in stages, reaching Chichibu in 1914. The line was electrified at 1,200 V DC on 15 March 1918. On 1 August 1922, the Chichibu Railway acquired the Hokubu Railway (北武鉄道) operating between Hanyū and Kumagaya. The line reached Mitsumineguchi in 1930.
From 1 February 1952, The line voltage was raised to 1,500 V DC.
Former connecting lines
- 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 17. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
- 秩父鉄道「さよなら1003号貸切運転・撮影会ツアー」開催 [Chichibu Railway organizes "Farewell 1003 charter train and photographic tour"]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 43 no. 361. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2014. p. 74.
- 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. 36. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- Terada, Hirokazu (October 2003). 私鉄廃線25年 [25 Years of Abandoned Private Railways]. Japan: JTB Can Books. pp. 52–53. ISBN 4-533-04958-3.
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