Keikyū Kurihama Line

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Keikyu Kurihama Line
Overview
Native name 京急久里浜線
Locale Kanagawa Prefecture
Termini Horinouchi
Misakiguchi
Stations 8
Operation
Owner Keikyu
Technical
Line length 13.4 km (8.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)[1]

The Keikyu Kurihama Line (京急久里浜線 Keikyū Kurihamasen?) is a 13.4 km commuter rail line operated by the private railway operator Keikyu in Japan. Keikyu Main Line trains from Oshiage and Shinagawa in Tokyo connect to the Miura Peninsula on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Service types[edit]

Three different types of service operate on the line, including all-stations "Local" trains, with through-running to and from the Keikyu Main Line. All services except Morning Wing services stop at all stations within the Keikyu Kurihama Line.[2]

Abbreviations:

  •      Lo = Local (普通 Futsū?): Stops at all stations
  •      LE = Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?)
  •      LE = Limited Express (快特 Kaitoku?)
  •      MW = Morning Wing (モーニング・ウィング号 Mōningu-Uingu-gō?)
  •      KW = Keikyu Wing (京急ウィング号 Keikyū-Uingu-gō?)

Stations[edit]

All stations are located in Kanagawa Prefecture.

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Lo LE LE MW KW Transfers Location
(from Horiuchi) (from Shinagawa)
Continues to/from Keikyu Main Line, through service to Sengakuji Station.
K61 Horinouchi 堀ノ内 0.0 52.3 O O O O Number prefix Keikyū.PNG Keikyu Main Line (through service) Yokosuka
K65 Shin-Ōtsu 新大津 0.8 53.1 O O O O  
K66 Kitakurihama 北久里浜 1.7 54.0 O O O O  
K67 Keikyu Kurihama 京急久里浜 4.5 56.8 O O O O Yokosuka Line (Kurihama Station)
K68 YRP Nobi YRP野比 7.2 59.5   O O O  
K69 Keikyu Nagasawa 京急長沢 8.5 60.8 O O O  
K70 Tsukuihama 津久井浜 9.7 62.0 O O O  
K71 Miurakaigan 三浦海岸 11.2 63.5 O O O O   Miura
K72 Misakiguchi 三崎口 13.4 65.7 O O   O  

History[edit]

The section from Horinouchi to Kurihama (present-day Keikyu Kurihama) opened on 1 December 1942.[1] The line was extended to Nobi on 1 November 1963, and the Keikyu factory at Kurihama opened at the same time.[1] The line was further extended to Tsukuihama on 27 March 1966, and to Miurakaigan on 7 July 1966.[1]

Direct limited express services between Miurakaigan and Keisei Narita began on 31 December 1969.[1] ATS signalling was introduced on all Keikyu Lines on 12 November 1970.[1] The final section from Miurakaigan to Misakiguchi opened on 26 April 1975.[1]

From the start of the revised weekday timetable on 7 December 2015, two Morning Wing limited-stop commuter services from Miurakaigan to Shinagawa and Sengakuji in Tokyo were introduced. These stop at Yokosuka-chuo, Kanazawa-Bunko, and Kamiōoka en route.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 72, 232. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 首都圏鉄道完全ガイド 主要私鉄編 [Tokyo Area Complete Railway Guide - Major Private Lines] (in Japanese). Japan: Futabasha. 22 July 2013. p. 112. ISBN 978-4-575-45387-4. 
  3. ^ 京浜急行電鉄ダイヤ改正について [Keikyu Timetable Revision Details]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.