Keikyū Daishi Line
|Keikyu Daishi Line|
|Opened||21 January 1899|
|Line length||4.5 km (2.8 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC (overhead catenary)|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (35 mph)|
|Signalling||Automatic closed block signalling|
|Train protection system||C-ATS|
The Keikyu Daishi Line (京急大師線, Keikyū Daishi-sen) is a 4.5 km (2.8 mi) railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu. It connects Keikyu Kawasaki Station and Kojimashinden Station, both located in Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki.
Keikyu Daishi Line services are operated only by four-car electric multiple unit (EMU) trains, stopping at all stations between Keikyu Kawasaki and Kojimashinden. During the weekday off-peak, trains run at 10-minute intervals, increased to 5-minute intervals during the morning and evening peaks.
All stations are located in Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers|
|KK20||Keikyu Kawasaki||京急川崎||0.0||KK Keikyu Main Line|
|KK25||Daishibashi (Formerly: Sangyo Doro)||大師橋 (Formerly: 産業道路)||3.8|
Services on the line are operated using four-car Keikyu 1500 series EMUs, but are occasionally operated by other types, including four-car Keikyu 600 series, or Keikyu N1000 series EMUs.
The line was opened on 21 January 1899 by the Daishi Electric Railway (大師電気鉄道), as a standard gauge line electrified at 600 V DC, between Kawasaki Station (later renamed Rokugōbashi Station (六郷橋駅), which closed in 1949) and Daishi Station (later renamed Kawasaki-Daishi Station). The company was renamed Keihin Electric Railway (京浜電気鉄道) on 25 April 1899. The line was double-tracked over its entire length from 29 November the same year, and extended from Rokugōbashi Station to the present-day Keikyu Kawasaki Station on 1 September 1902.
The line was extended to Sakuramoto in 1945, and the overhead line voltage was raised from the original 600 V DC to 1,500 V DC on 16 March 1951 except for the Shiohama to Sakuramoto section, which was transferred to the Kawasaki Streetcar Co. and operated as a tramway.
Originally, the line was built to transport the visitors of Kawasaki Daishi buddhist temple. But later, factory workers increased, as the east side of the temple became an industrial zone.
- ^ 京急600形が大師線内で運用される [Keikyu 600 series operated on Daishi Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 June 2016. Archived from the original on 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- ^ 京急 新1000形が大師線運用に [Keikyu New 1000 series operated on Daishi Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 January 2008. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
- ^ a b c d e 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. 232. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- Keikyu route information (in Japanese)