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
LocaleChiba Prefecture
TerminiSoga, Chiba
Kitasode, Sodegaura
TypeFreight-only line
Operator(s)Keiyō Rinkai Railway
Opened1962 (1962)
Line length19.9 km (12.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 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.[1] The line mainly transports containers or petroleum for the Keiyō Industrial Zone on Port of Chiba, Tokyo Bay.[2]

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]


  1. ^ "京葉臨海鉄道株式会社 会社概要". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-11-10.
  2. ^ "京葉臨海鉄道株式会社 仕事と流れ". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-11-10.

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