Keisei Oshiage Line

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Keisei Oshiage Line
KS
Keisei 3600 Series 3638 Formation (Rapid Sakura).jpg
A Keisei 3600 series EMU on the Oshiage Line, December 2018
Overview
Native name京成押上線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleTokyo
TerminiOshiage
Aoto
Stations6
Operation
OwnerKeisei Logo.svg Keisei Electric Railway
Technical
Line length5.7 km (3.5 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius260 m
Electrification1,500 V DC
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph)
Route map
UpKeikyu Main LineLeft
UpToei Asakusa Line
0.0 Oshiage
RightUkeji
Keisei Ukeji
Up Tobu Skytree LineRight
1.1 Keisei-Hikifune
Mukōjima
2.4 Yahiro
3.1 Yotsugi
4.6 Keisei-Tateishi
5.7 Aoto
UpDownMain Line

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.

Basic data[edit]

  • Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)[1]
  • Track: double
  • Block system: Automatic
  • ATC/ATS: C-ATS

Service patterns[edit]

The following types of service operate on the line.

     Access Express (アクセス特急, Akusesu Tokkyū)
Through service on the Keisei Narita Sky Access Line.
Through services to Toei Asakusa Line and Keikyu Line, Airport Limited Express for Haneda Airport.
     Limited Express (快速特急, Kaisoku Tokkyū)
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.
     Limited Express (特急, Tokkyū)
     Commuter Express (通勤特急, Tsūkin Tokkyū)
     Rapid (快速, Kaisoku)
Through service on the Keisei Main Line.
     Local (普通, Futsū)
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.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Access
Express
Ltd.
Express
(green)
Ltd.
Express
(red)
Comm.
Express
Rapid Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
Continues to/from Toei Asakusa Line.
KS45 Oshiage 押上 - 0.0 Sumida
KS46 Keisei Hikifune 京成曳舟 1.1 1.1 | | | | |
KS47 Yahiro 八広 1.3 2.4 | | | | |
KS48 Yotsugi 四ツ木 0.7 3.1 | | | | | Katsushika
KS49 Keisei Tateishi 京成立石 1.5 4.6 | | | | |
KS09 Aoto 青砥 1.1 5.7 KS Keisei Main Line
Continues to/from Keisei Main Line.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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[edit]

  • Mukojima Station (since closed): The Keisei company was seeking a line to Tokyo, and encouraged the Ōji 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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ a b 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. 46–47, 210. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.