Keisei Main Line
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|Narita Main Line|
Keisei 3700 series EMU on the Keisei Main Line, January 2009
|Locale||Tokyo, Chiba prefectures|
|Daily ridership||500,121 (2010) |
|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.
All sections opened as electrified dual track unless noted otherwise. The initial section opened between Takasago and Edogawa as 1372mm 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 1435mm, 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 1km 1372mm gauge line electrified at 600 VDC opened to the Yatsu amusement park in 1927, the voltage being raised to 1200 VDC the following year. The line closed in 1934.
- Narita station - The Narita Electric Railway Co. operated a 5km 1372mm gauge line electrified at 600 VDC from Fudoson (adjacent to the Narita temple) to Sogo between 1910 and 1944 that connected at this station.
Rapid and express services
- The airport access train connecting Keisei Ueno and Narita Airport runs on the Main Line between Keisei Ueno and Keisei Takasago. Between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport, it runs on the Narita Sky Access Line. Runs the entire length of the route in 44 minutes (36 minutes from Nippori to Airport Terminal 2). All trains call at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Airport Terminal 2 and Narita Airport.
- City Liner
- From Keisei Ueno to Keisei Narita. Trains call at Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Funabashi, and Keisei Narita.
- (アクセス特急 Akusesu Tokkyū?) Access Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport, via the Narita Sky Access Line between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport.
- (快速特急 Kaisoku Tokkyū?) Rapid Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport. Runs during morning and evening times only. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Hokusō, Narita Airport or Shibayama Chiyoda. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Takasago, Keisei Yawata, Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Tsudanuma, Yachiyodai, Katsutadai and Keisei Sakura, Narita, and Narita Airport (Terminal 1 and 2). Same as Limited Express except that it doesn't stop at Osakura, 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 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, Shisui, Sogosando, Kozunomori, Narita, then to Narita Airport (Terminal 1 and 2) 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 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 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Calls at Keisei Ueno, Nippori, Senju-Ohashi, Aoto, Keisei Takasago, Keisei Koiwa, Keisei Yawata, Higashi Nakayama, Keisei Funabashi, Funabashi Keibajō 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.
- Skyliner and Access Express are not shown.
- Local trains stop at every station.
|KS01||Keisei Ueno||京成上野||0.0||●||●||●||●||Tōhoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen, Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line, Jōban Line (Ueno Station)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Ueno Station)
|KS02||Nippori||日暮里||2.1||●||●||●||●||Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Jōban Line
|KS04||Machiya||町屋||4.3||│||│||│||│|| Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Toden Arakawa Line
|KS06||Keisei Sekiya||京成関屋||7.3||│||│||│||│||Tobu Skytree Line (Ushida Station)|
|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
|KS16||Keisei Yawata||京成八幡||19.1||●||●||●||●||Chūō-Sōbu Line (Motoyawata Station)
Toei Shinjuku Line (Motoyawata Station)
|KS22||Keisei Funabashi||京成船橋||25.1||●||●||●||●||Sōbu Line (Rapid), Chūō-Sōbu Line (Funabashi Station)
Tōbu Noda Line (Funabashi Station)
|KS26||Keisei Tsudanuma||京成津田沼||32.1||●||●||●||●||Keisei Chiba Line
|KS31||Katsutadai||勝田台||40.3||●||●||●||●||Tōyō Rapid Railway Line|
|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|
|KS41||Airport Terminal 2||空港第2ビル||68.3||●||●||●||●||Narita Line|
|KS42||Narita Airport||成田空港||69.3||●||●||●||●||Narita Line|
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.