Keikyū Daishi Line

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Keikyu Daishi Line
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Keikyu 1500 approaching Higashi Monzen.JPG
A 1500 series 4-car set on the Keikyu Daishi Line in January 2012
Overview
Native name京急大師線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleKawasaki, Kanagawa
TerminiKeikyū Kawasaki
Kojimashinden
Stations7
Operation
Opened21 January 1899
OwnerKeikyu
Technical
Line length4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed60 km/h (35 mph)

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.

Stations[edit]

No. Station name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
KK20 Keikyu Kawasaki 京急川崎 0.0 KK Keikyu Main Line Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki
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 Sangyō-Dōro 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, Keikyu N1000 series, and Keikyu 2000 series EMUs.[1][2]

History[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

References[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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