Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line

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Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line
Chiba Freight Station.jpg
Chiba Freight Terminal
Other name(s) Keiyō Rinkai Tetsudō Rinkai Honsen
Native name 京葉臨海鉄道臨海本線
Type Freight-only line
Locale Chiba Prefecture
Termini Soga, Chiba
Kitasode, Sodegaura
Stations 10
Opened 1962 (1962)
Operator(s) Keiyō Rinkai Railway
Line length 19.9 km (12.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line (京葉臨海鉄道臨海本線?, Keiyō Rinkai Tetsudō Rinkai Honsen) is a Japanese freight-only railway line in Chiba Prefecture, between Soga, Chiba and Kitasode, Sodegaura. This is the only railway line Keiyō Rinkai Railway (京葉臨海鉄道?, Keiyō Rinkai Tetsudō, "Keiyō Seaside Railway") operates, but the line has two branch lines as well. The company is abbreviated as Rintetsu (臨鉄?). The third sector company was founded in 1962. The line mainly transports containers or petroleum for the Keiyō Industrial Zone on Port of Chiba, Tokyo Bay.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance:
    • Soga — Kitasode: 19.9 km
    • Ichihara Junction — Keiyō-Ichihara: 1.6 km
    • Kitasode Junction — Keiyō-Kubota: 2.3 km
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm
  • Stations: 10
  • Track: Single
  • Power: Diesel
  • Railway signalling: Simplified automatic

See also[edit]


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

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