A New Shuttle train alongside the Tohoku Shinkansen in May 2009
|Type||Rubber-tyred people mover|
|Opened||22 December 1983|
|Operator(s)||Saitama New Urban Transit|
|Line length||12.7 km (7.9 mi)|
|Electrification||600 V three-phase AC side contact|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (35 mph)|
The New Shuttle (ニューシャトル Nyū Shatoru) is a manually driven rubber-tyred people mover system in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by Saitama New Urban Transit Co., Ltd. (埼玉新都市交通株式会社 Saitama Shin Toshi Kōtsū Kabushiki-gaisha).
The 12.7-kilometre Ina Line (伊奈線 Ina-sen) that runs north from Ōmiya Station in Saitama, Saitama, alongside the Tohoku Shinkansen and Joetsu Shinkansen elevated high-speed lines through Ageo to Uchijuku Station in Ina in Saitama Prefecture in the Greater Tokyo Area is the only route that is run on the system. The line is double tracked from Ōmiya Station to Maruyama Station and single tracked from Maruyama to Uchijuku Station.
Saitama New Urban Transit is a kabushiki gaisha whose major shareholders include the East Japan Railway Company, Tobu Railway, banks, Saitama prefectural government, and the cities and the town served.
Ina Line stations
The line's depot is located next to Maruyama Station.
- 1050 series
- 2000 series
- 2020 series (since 4 November 2015)
|Set No.||Car numbers||Livery|
|50||1150||1250||1350||1450||1550||1660||Light blue with white window surrounds|
|51||1151||1251||1351||1451||1551||1661||Red with white window surrounds|
|52||1152||1252||1352||1452||1552||1662||Cream with green window surrounds (since July 2013)|
|53||1153||1253||1353||1453||1553||1663||White with red window surrounds (since November 2013)|
|Set No.||Car numbers||Livery|
|07||2107||2207||2307||2407||2507||2607||Cherry blossom pink|
The 2020 series fleet consists of three six-car sets (21 to 23) formed as follows. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the trains have aluminium bodies. Each set has a different accent colour, as shown below.
|Set No.||Car numbers||Livery||Date introduced|
|21||2121||2221||2321||2421||2521||2621||"Green crystal"||November 2015|
|22||2122||2222||2322||2422||2522||2622||"Bright amber"||February 2016|
|23||2123||2223||2323||2423||2523||2623||"Pure ruby"||June 2016|
Former rolling stock
- 1010 series
The people of Ina town, on the branch point of the Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen high-speed railway lines, opposed the latter being routed through their area, complaining that the town would be divided by the new tracks and beset with noise pollution. To placate the residents, new railway lines were planned. The AGT Ina Line was the solution reached for the area north of Ōmiya Station, where the potential demand was not large enough to run heavy rail lines economically. (Currently, the line generates an operating profit.) A heavy rail line (the Saikyo Line) was the solution reached for the south of Ōmiya Station.
- 1 April 1980: Operating company Saitama New Urban Transit Co., Ltd. (埼玉新都市交通株式会社 Saitama Shin Toshi Kōtsū Kabushiki-gaisha) is incorporated.
- 22 December 1983: The section between Ōmiya and Hanuki stations opens.
- 2 August 1990: The remaining section between Hanuki and Uchijuku stations opens.
- 14 October 2007: Ōnari Station is renamed Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan Station when the Railway Museum (Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan) opens.
- 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. p. 34, 204. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 23. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
- 【埼玉新都市交通】2020系 営業運転開始 [Saitama New Urban Transit 2020 series enters revenue service]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- 2020系第3弾目の23(にいさん)編成がデビューします。 [3rd 2020 series (set 23) to debut] (in Japanese). Japan: Saitama New Urban transit Co. 6 June 2016. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 23. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7.
- Fukuda, Satoshi (27 June 2016). 埼玉新都市交通1000系が全車引退 [Saitama New Urban Transit 1000 series all withdrawn]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
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