Keikyū Daishi Line

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Keikyu Daishi Line
Keikyu 1500 approaching Higashi Monzen.JPG
A 1500 series 4-car set at Higashi-Monzen Station in January 2012.
Native name京急大師線
LocaleKawasaki, Kanagawa
TypeCommuter rail
Opened21 January 1899; 124 years ago (21 January 1899)
Line length4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1,500 V DC (overhead catenary)
Operating speed60 km/h (35 mph)
SignallingAutomatic closed block signalling
Train protection systemC-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.

Service patterns[edit]

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
KK21 Minatochō 港町 1.2  
KK22 Suzukichō 鈴木町 2.0  
KK23 Kawasaki-Daishi 川崎大師 2.5  
KK24 Higashi-Monzen 東門前 3.2  
KK25 Daishibashi (Formerly: Sangyo Doro) 大師橋 (Formerly: 産業道路) 3.8  
KK26 Kojimashinden 小島新田 4.5  

Rolling stock[edit]

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.[1][2]


A 1500 series train passing the abandoned Rokugōbashi Station in July 2011

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).[3] The company was renamed Keihin Electric Railway (京浜電気鉄道) on 25 April 1899.[3] The line was double-tracked over its entire length from 29 November the same year,[3] and extended from Rokugōbashi Station to the present-day Keikyu Kawasaki Station on 1 September 1902.[3]

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.[3]

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.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.

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