Keikyū Airport Line

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Keikyu Airport Line
Overview
Native name 京急空港線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Keikyū Kamata
Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal
Stations 7
Operation
Opened 1902
Owner Keikyu
Technical
Line length 6.5 km (4.0 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)

The Keikyu Airport Line (京急空港線 Keikyū Kūkō-sen?) is a 6.5 km commuter line operated in Japan by the private railway operator Keikyu. It connects Keikyu Kamata with Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal (at Tokyo International Airport) in Tokyo, and has Airport Express (エアポート急行), Limited Express (特急, 快特) and Airport Limited Express (エアポート快特) services, virtually all of which continue along the Keikyū Main Line either north to Shinagawa Station in central Tokyo with some trains continuing onto the Toei Asakusa Line, or south to Yokohama Station and onward towards Shinzushi Station.

Service types[edit]

Keikyu operates the following different types of service, including all-stations "Local" trains.

Abbreviations:

  •      Lo = Local (普通 Futsū?): Stops at all stations
  •      AE = Airport Express (エアポート急行 Eapōto Kyūkō?)
  •      LE = Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?)
  •      LE = Limited Express (快特 Kaitoku?)
  •      A = Airport Limited Express (エアポート快特 Eapōto Kaitoku?)

Station list[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Lo AE LE LE A Transfers Location
KK11 Keikyu Kamata 京急蒲田 0.0 | Number prefix Keikyū.PNG Keikyu Main Line (through service) Ota, Tokyo
KK12 Kōjiya 糀谷 0.9 | |
KK13 Ōtorii 大鳥居 1.9 | |
KK14 Anamori-Inari 穴守稲荷 2.6 | |
KK15 Tenkūbashi 天空橋 3.3 | | Tokyo Monorail Line symbol.svg Tokyo Monorail (MO07)
KK16 Haneda Airport International Terminal 羽田空港国際線ターミナル 4.5 Tokyo Monorail Line symbol.svg Tokyo Monorail (MO08)
KK17 Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 羽田空港国内線ターミナル 6.5 Tokyo Monorail Line symbol.svg Tokyo Monorail (Terminal 1: MO10, Terminal 2: MO11)

History[edit]

On 28 June 1902, the Keihin Railway opened the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge Anamori Line from Kamata to Anamori Station (穴守駅?) (close to the present-day Tenkūbashi Station), electrified at 600 V DC.[1] In 1904, the line was regauged to 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) in conjunction with the regauging of the Keikyu Main Line. The entire line was double-tracked in 1910,[1] and in 1935, it was returned to 1,435 mm gauge.[citation needed]

In 1945, one track was converted to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge and used by the Allies to haul freight to Kamata.[citation needed] That line was returned to 1,435 mm gauge in 1952, with dual-track operation resuming. The overhead wire voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC in 1947.[citation needed]

On 20 April 1956, the line was extended to a new Haneda Airport Station (present-day Tenkūbashi Station), and from 1 November 1963 the line was renamed the Airport Line.[1]

From 18 November 1998, the Airport Line was extended from Tenkūbashi to Haneda Airport Station (present-day Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station).[1] Haneda Airport International Terminal Station opened on 21 October 2010.[1]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. ^ 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.