Keio Dentetsu Bus
A Keio Dentetsu Bus car in Hachioji
|Headquarters||Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan|
|Service area||Tokyo along Keio Line|
|Stations||10 depots, 2 branch offices|
|Fleet||858 buses (as of July 2007)|
|Fuel type||Diesel fuel, Compressed natural gas|
|Operator||Keio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Higashi Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Chūō Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Minami Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Koganei Co., Ltd.
Keio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd. (京王電鉄バス株式会社 Keiō Dentetsu Basu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a core bus-operating company of the Keio Group which was established on February 1, 2002, inherited business all of the Keio Electric Railway (present Keio Corporation) automobile operation division and started business on August 1 of the same year. It has four subsidiaries, Keio Bus Higashi Co., Ltd. (京王バス東株式会社 Keiō Basu Higashi Kabushiki-gaisha), Keio Bus Chuo Co., Ltd. (京王バス中央株式会社 Keiō Basu Chūō Kabusiki-gaisha), Keio Bus Minami Co., Ltd. (京王バス南株式会社 Keiō Basu Minami Kabushiki-gaisha) and Keio Bus Koganei Co., Ltd. (京王バス小金井株式会社 Keiō Basu Koganei Kabushiki-gaisha) (This article treats also about these subsidiaries). The head office of these companies is located in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan. The operating area of a general bus on a regular route is mainly the Tokyo Tama area and if the management commission route to each subsidiary company is included, the operating area is reached mostly whole region along all areas along the Keio railroad lines. Moreover, it operates around the expressway bus routes to Nagano Prefecture, Hida-Takayama, Miyagi Prefecture, etc. from Shinjuku.
The history of the bus of Keio starts for the Keio Denki Kidō Co. to have opened the bus on April 15, 1913 in the section where the railroad is not opened for traffic (between Shinjuku Station - Sasazuka Station and between Chōfu Station - Fuchū Station - Kokubunji Station). Although these were the first bus business in Tokyo, the tone of the provisional means of transport was deep, and canceled between Chōfu Station - Kokubunji Station in 1914, between Shinjuku Station - Sasazuka Station was abolished with railroad commencement of business in 1915, and all have taken down the curtain for a short period of time.
Keio sets about a bus enterprise in early stages of Shōwa period again. Banzai Jidōsha Co.(万歳自動車) which operated around the bus from the end of Taishō period changed the company name to the Kōshū Kaidō Noriai Jidōsha Co.(甲州街道乗合自動車) in July, 1924, and the route was extended to Tama-mura Tokyo city-owned park cemetery (present Tama Cemetery) through Karasuyama and Chofu. However, Keio which has a railroad in parallel to the Kōshū Kaidō felt this as the threat, and made more than the majority of the holdings of the company acquisition and an associated company in May, 1927. Furthermore, the Keio acquired Kōshū Kaidō Noriai Jidōsha in 1937, and absorbed enterprise all. Thereby, the automobile division and Sasazuka office were installed and the bus enterprise of the direct management which leads to the present Keio Dentetsu Bus Group was resumed. Hachiōji Shigai Jidōsha Co.(八王子市街自動車) was purchased and the Hachioji Office was established in 1938. Moreover, Takahata Noriai (高幡乗合) is purchased in the same year, Yugi Noriai Jidōsha (由木乗合自動車) was purchased in 1939, and these enterprises were absorbed. The Pacific War broke out and the route within Yamanote Line was transferred to Tokyo City on February 1, 1942 for the war integration based on a land transport business method of preparation. Moreover, the Keio came to be merged by Tokyu Corporation on May 31, 1944 (Keio Teito Electric Railway dissociated from Tokyu in 1948).
Head Office of Keio Dentetsu Bus and its subsidiaries - 2-22, Harumichō, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
- Keio Dentetsu Bus
- Keio Bus Higashi
- Keio Bus Chuo
- Fuchu Depot (府中営業所) - 22, Harumichō 2-chōme, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
- Keio Bus Minami
- Keio Bus Koganei
Expressway bus routes
|Shinjuku - Fuji Five Lakes Line||新宿 - 富士五湖線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Lake Motosuko||Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanakako Terminal||Fuji Kyuko|
|Shinjuku - Fujisan Gogōme Line||新宿 - 富士山五合目線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Mount Fuji 5-gome||Mount Fuji 3-gome||Fuji Kyuko|
|Shinjuku - Kōfu Line||新宿 - 甲府線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Kōfu Yumura Onsen||Kōfu Station||Fuji Kyuko, Yamanashi Kotsu|
|Shinjuku - Suwa - Okaya Line||新宿 - 諏訪・岡谷線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Okaya Station||Kami-Suwa Station||Fuji Kyuko, JR Bus Kanto, Yamanashi Kotsu, Suwa Bus|
|Shinjuku - Matsumoto Line||新宿 - 松本線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Matsumoto Bus Terminal||Matsumoto I.C.||Matsumoto Electric Railway|
|Shinjuku - Nagano Line||新宿 - 長野線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Zenkō-ji Daimon||Nagano Station||Kawanakajima Bus||Started in 1992, changed to current route in 1997.|
|Shinjuku - Ina Line||新宿 - 伊那線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Ina Bus Komagane Shed||Ina, Komagane||Fuji Kyuko, Yamanashi Kotsu, Ina Bus, Shinnan Kotsu|
|Shinjuku - Iida Line||新宿 - 飯田線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Iida, Hirugami Onsen||Komagane I.C.||Suwa Bus, Ina Bus, Shinnan Kotsu|
|Shinjuku - Hakuba Line||新宿 - 白馬線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Hakuba Happō||Shinano-Ōmachi Station||Matsumoto Electric Railway|
|Shinjuku - Hida-Takayama Line||新宿 - 飛騨高山線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Takayama Nōhi Bus Center||Hirayu Onsen||Nōhi Noriai Jidōsha|
|Shinjuku - Nagoya Line||新宿 - 名古屋線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Meitetsu Bus Center||Meitetsu Bus|
|Shinjuku - Kiso-Fukushima Line||新宿 - 木曽福島線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Kiso-Fukushima Station||Ontake Kotsu|
|Shinjuku - Osaka Line||新宿 - 大阪（阪急梅田）線||Shibuya Mark City, Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Umeda Station||Hankyu Bus|
|Shinjuku - Kobe - Himeji Line ("Princess Road")||新宿 - 神戸 - 姫路線||Shibuya Mark City, Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Himeji Station||Sannomiya Bus Terminal||Shinki Bus||Started on March 3, 1989 as Shibuya-Himeji Line "Milky Way" and in December 2003 as Shinjuku-Himeji Line. Two routes merged on March 22, 2007.|
|Shinjuku - Minobu Line||新宿 - 身延線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Minobu||Minami-Alps City Hall||Yamanashi Kotsu|
|Shinjuku - Numazu Line||新宿 - 沼津線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal||Fujikyu Numazu Office||Numazu Station North||Fujikyu City Bus|
|Shinjuku - Hamamatsu Line||新宿 - 浜松線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City||Hamamatsu Station||Hamamatsu I.C.||JR Tokai Bus||Started on Dec 15, 2006|
|Shinjuku - Shizuoka Line||新宿 - 静岡線||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City||Higashi-Shizuoka Station||Shizuoka Station|
|"Hirose Liner"||広瀬ライナー号||Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City||Ishinomaki Station||Sendai Station||Miyagi Transportation||Started on Mar. 31, 2006|
|Narita - Chofu Line||成田 - 調布線||Narita Airport||Chōfu Station||Airport Transport Service|
|Narita - Tama-Center Line||成田 - 多摩センター線||Narita Airport||Minami-Ōsawa Station||Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station, Tama-Center Station||Airport Transport Service|
|Haneda - Tama-Center Line||羽田 - 多摩センター線||Haneda Airport||Minami-Ōsawa Station||Tama-Center Station||Airport Transport Service|
|Haneda - Chofu Line||羽田 - 調布線||Haneda Airport||Chōfu Station||Airport Transport Service|
|Haneda - Kokubunji Line||羽田 - 国分寺線||Haneda Airport||Kokubunji Station||Airport Transport Service|
|Haneda - Hachioji Line||羽田 - 八王子線||Haneda Airport||Hachiōji Station, Takao Station||Airport Transport Service, Tama Bus|
- D : Keio Dentetsu Bus
- H : Keio Bus Higashi
- C : Keio Bus Chuo
- M : Keio Bus Minami
- K : Keio Bus Koganei
- From Shibuya Station
- From Shinjuku Station
- for Nakano Station via Rokugō-Dōri (六号通り) H
- for Eifukuchō (永福町) via Hōnanchō H
- From Nakano Station
- for Eifukuchō via Hōnanchō H
- Daitabashi Circulate Line (代田橋循環線) H
- From Kōenji Station
- for Eifukuchō via Shin-Kōenji Station H
- From Chōfu Station North Exit
- From Chōfu station South Exit
- From Fuchū Station
- From Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station
- From Takahatafudō Station
- From Hino Station
- From Toyoda Station
- for Hachiōji Station via Ōwada-Sakaue (大和田坂上) D
- for Tama-Center Station via Tama Tech (多摩テック) D
- From Hachiōji Station (Keio & JR) North Exit
- for Nagafusa-Danchi (長房団地) and Shiroyamate (城山手) via Oiwake (追分) D
- for Tategaoka-Danchi (館ヶ丘団地) via Nishi-Hachiōji Station D
- From Hachiōji Station (JR) South Exit
- From Minami-Ōsawa Station
- Minami-Ōsawa 5-chome junkan(Circulate Line) (南大沢5丁目循環) M
- for Tama Art University (多摩美術大学) M
- From Takao Station
- for Tategaoka-Danchi D
- for Kobotoke (小仏) M
Community Bus routes
- Hachiko Bus (ハチ公バス Hachikō Basu) in Shibuya in collabolation with Tokyu Transsés and Fuji Express.
- Shinjuku WE Bus (新宿WEバス Shinjuku Wii Basu) in Shinjuku.
- Sugimaru (すぎ丸 Sugimaru) in Suginami City in collabolation with Kanto Bus.
- Chofu City Mini Bus (調布市ミニバス chōfushi Mini Basu) in Chōfu, Tokyo in collabolation with Odakyu Bus.
- Bun Bus (ぶんバス Bunbasu) in Kokubunji City in collabolation with Tachikawa Bus.
- CoCo Bus (CoCoバス Kokobasu) in Koganei City.
- Chu Bus (ちゅうバス Chūbasu) in Fuchu City.
- Hino City Mini Bus (日野市ミニバス Hinoshi Mini Basu) in Hino City.
- Tama City Mini Bus (多摩市ミニバス Tamashi Mini Basu) in Tama City.
The vehicles introduced from four manufacturers, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso and Nissan Diesel, are held into the Keio Dentetsu Bus Group. Although the general route vehicle is introduced from all these four manufacturers, the rate of the Nissan Diesel vehicles is slightly high. The reason is that the one-step vehicles with narrow width and long body (Nissan Diesel JP) were purchased in lump sum from Nissan Diesel in advancing low floor-ization of vehicles in the mid-1990s.
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