Keisei Main Line
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|Keisei Main Line|
Keisei 3700 series EMU on the Keisei Main Line, January 2009
|Locale||Tokyo, Chiba prefectures|
Narita Airport Terminal 1
|Daily ridership||500,121 (FY2010)|
|Operator(s)||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
The Keisei Main Line (京成本線 Keisei Honsen?) is a railway line of Japanese private railway company Keisei Electric Railway connecting Tokyo and Narita, Japan. It is the main line of Keisei's railway network. Built as an interurban between Tokyo and Narita in early 20th century, the line has served as a main access route to Narita International Airport since 1978. It also serves major cities along the line such as Funabashi, Narashino, and Sakura.
In 2010, the Narita Sky Access opened as a bypass of the line, reducing the role of the main line in the airport access.
- The airport access train connecting Keisei Ueno and Narita Airport Terminal 1 runs on the Main Line between Keisei Ueno and Keisei Takasago. Between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport Terminal 1, it runs on the Narita Sky Access Line. Runs the entire length of the route in 44 minutes (36 minutes from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3). All trains call at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 and Narita Airport Terminal 1.
- Cityliner (unscheduled)
- From Keisei Ueno to Keisei Narita. Trains call at Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Funabashi, and Keisei Narita.
- Runs only in the morning. Calls at Narita Airport Terminal 1, Narita Airport Terminal 2·3, Keisei Narita, Keisei Sakura, Yachiyodai, Keisei Funabashi, Aoto, Nippori, and Keisei Ueno.
- Runs only in the evening. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Funabashi, Yachiyodai, Keisei Sakura, Keisei Narita, Narita Airport Terminal 2·3, and Narita Airport Terminal 1.
- (アクセス特急 Akusesu Tokkyū?) Access Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1, via the Narita Sky Access Line between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport Terminal 1.
- (快速特急 Kaisoku Tokkyū?) Limited Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1. Runs during morning and evening times only. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Hokusō, Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Takasago, Keisei Yawata, Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Tsudanuma, Yachiyodai, Katsutadai and Keisei Sakura, Keisei Narita, Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 and Narita Airport Terminal 1. Same as Limited Express except that it doesn't stop at Osakura, Keisei Shisui, Sogosando, and Kozunomori.
- (特急 Tokkyū?) Limited Express
- Non-charged. Runs only from the late morning to the early evening. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Hokusō, Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Takasago, Keisei Yawata, Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Tsudanuma, Yachiyodai, Katsutadai and Keisei Sakura, then all stations at Osakura, Keisei Shisui, Sogosando, Kozunomori, Keisei Narita, then to Narita Airport or to Higashi-Narita and Shibayama-Chiyoda.
- (通勤特急 Tsūkin Tokkyū?) Commuter Express
- Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Runs only in the morning and evenings. Calls at Limited Express stops west of Katsutadai and local stops east of there.
- (快速 Kaisoku?) Rapid
- Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Senjuōhashi, Aoto, Keisei Takasago, Keisei Koiwa, Keisei Yawata, Higashi-Nakayama, Keisei Funabashi, Funabashikeibajō and Keisei Tsudanuma, then all stations.
No Express (急行 Kyūkō?) trains run on the Keisei Main Line from the timetable revision on July 17, 2010. Until the revision, it ran only between Aoto and Takasago on through services to other Keisei lines.
- ● : All trains stop
- │ : All trains pass
- ◇ : Some limited express trains stop when horse racing is held in Nakayama Racecourse.
- Local trains stop at every station.
|KS01||Keisei Ueno||京成上野||0.0||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|| Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita and Hokkaido Shinkansen (Ueno Station)
Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen (Ueno Station)
Yamanote Line (Ueno Station: JY05, UEN)
Keihin-Tohoku Line (Ueno Station: JK30, UEN)
Utsunomiya Line and Takasaki Line (Ueno Station: JU02, UEN)
Jōban Line (Rapid) (Ueno Station: JJ01, UEN)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (Ueno Station: G-16)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Ueno Station: H-17)
|KS02||Nippori||日暮里||2.1||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|| Yamanote Line (JY07, NPR)
Keihin-Tohoku Line (JK32, NPR)
Joban Line (Rapid) (JJ02, NPR)
■ Nippori-Toneri Liner
|KS04||Machiya||町屋||4.3||│||│||│|||||│||│||||| Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C-17)
Toden Arakawa Line (Machiya-ekimae Station)
|KS06||Keisei Sekiya||京成関屋||7.3||│||│||│|||||│||│|||||Tobu Skytree Line (Ushida Station: TS08)|
|KS09||Aoto||青砥||11.5||●||●||●||●||●||●|||||Keisei Oshiage Line|
|KS10||Keisei Takasago||京成高砂||12.7||●||●||●||●||●||│||||| Narita Sky Access Line
Keisei Kanamachi Line
|KS11||Keisei Koiwa||京成小岩||14.5||●||│||│||Narita Sky Access Line||│||│||Narita Sky Access Line||Edogawa|
|KS16||Keisei Yawata||京成八幡||19.1||●||●||●||●||│||Toei Shinjuku Line (Motoyawata Station: S-21)|
|KS22||Keisei Funabashi||京成船橋||25.1||●||●||●||●||●|| Sobu Line (Rapid) (Funabashi Station: JO25)
Chuo-Sobu Line (Funabashi Station: JB31)
Tobu Urban Park Line (Funabashi Station: TD35)
|KS26||Keisei Tsudanuma||京成津田沼||32.1||●||●||●||●||│|| Keisei Chiba Line
|KS31||Katsutadai||勝田台||40.3||●||●||●||●||│||Tōyō Rapid Railway Line (Tōyō-Katsutadai Station: TR09)|
|KS33||Yūkarigaoka||ユーカリが丘||43.2||●||●||│||│||│||Yamaman Yūkarigaoka Line|
|KS40||Keisei Narita||京成成田||61.2||●||●||●||●||●|| Keisei Higashi-Narita Line
■ Narita Line (Narita Station)
|KS41||Narita Airport Terminal 2·3||空港第2ビル||68.3||●||●||●||●[Note 1]||●||●||●[Note 1]|| Narita Sky Access Line
■ Narita Line
|KS42||Narita Airport Terminal 1||成田空港||69.3||●||●||●||●[Note 1]||●||●||●[Note 1]|| Narita Sky Access Line
■ Narita Line
- Actually stop at Narita Sky Access Line platform
All sections opened as electrified dual track unless noted otherwise. The initial section opened between Takasago and Edogawa as 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge in 1912, and the line was progressively extended in both directions, reaching Narita in 1930 and Ueno in 1933.
In 1959 the line was regauged to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in), and extended to Narita Airport (now Terminal 2) in 1978. The extension to Terminal 1 was opened as a single track in 1992.
Former connecting lines
- Funabashi-Keibajō Station: A 1 km 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge line electrified at 600 V DC opened to the Yatsu amusement park in 1927, the voltage being raised to 1,200 V DC the following year. The line closed in 1934.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- "Guide on stops" (PDF). Keisei Electric Railway. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- Keisei station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Keisei) Retrieved May 28, 2012.