Keisei Oshiage Line
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|Keisei Oshiage Line|
A Keisei 3500 series EMU on the Oshiage Line, July 2012
|Owner||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Line length||5.7 km (3.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Minimum radius||260 m|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||105 km/h (65 mph)|
The Keisei Oshiage Line (京成押上線 Keisei-Oshiage-sen) is a railway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by private railway company Keisei Electric Railway. It connects Oshiage Station in Sumida and Aoto Station in Katsushika.
The Oshiage Line passes through areas typical of Tokyo's shitamachi ("down town") working-class sections known for their distinctively earthy atmosphere.
The following types of service operate on the line.
- (アクセス特急 Akusesu Tokkyū) Access Express
- Through service on the Keisei Narita Sky Access Line.
- Through services to Toei Asakusa Line and Keikyu Line, Airport Limited Express for Haneda Airport.
- (快速特急 Kaisoku Tokkyū) Limited Express
- Through services to Toei Asakusa Line and Keikyu Line, Airport Limited Express on the Asakusa Line, Limited Express (Kaitoku) on the Keikyu Line for Haneda Airport.
- (特急 Tokkyū) Limited Express
- (通勤特急 Tsūkin Tokkyū) Commuter Express
- (快速 Kaisoku) Rapid
- Through service on the Keisei Main Line.
- (普通 Futsū) Local
- Trans stop at all stations along the Oshiage Line.
- Through services to Toei Asakusa Line and Keikyu Main Line, Limited Express (Kaitoku) for Misakiguchi.
- Through services to Hokuso Line.
|Continues to/from Toei Asakusa Line.|
|KS09||Aoto||青砥||1.1||5.7||●||●||●||●||●||Keisei Main Line|
|Continues to/from Keisei Main Line.|
This line constituted part of the original Keisei Main Line, opened in 1914 as a dual track 1,372 mm gauge electrified line, but once the section from Ueno and Nippori to Aoto came into service in 1932, this line became a short branch and was renamed the "Oshiage Line".
The line was regauged to 1,435 mm in 1959 in preparation for the introduction of through services upon the opening of Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transport (Toei) Line 1 (present Toei Asakusa Line) on 4 December 1960, when the line returned to its original role in the Keisei network, to provide trains from its main line to downtown Tokyo via the Toei line. It also provides connections at Oshiage to the Tobu Skytree Line and the Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line. The line is now a de facto main line of Keisei.
Former connecting lines
- Mukojima Station (since closed): The Keisei company was seeking a line to Tokyo, and encouraged the Prince Electric Railway to construct a 1.4 km 1,372 mm gauge line to this station as part of a campaign for government approval for a Tokyo line, the line opening in 1928. However, once approval to build to Ueno was received, the Tokyo line proposal lapsed and the line closed in 1936. Mukojima Station closed in 1947.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.