Nippori-Toneri Liner 300 series train
|Type||Automated guideway transit|
|Owner||Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei)|
|Line length||9.7 km (6.0 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Electrification||600 V DC third rail|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (35 mph)|
The Nippori-Toneri Liner (日暮里・舎人ライナー Nippori-Toneri-rainaa?) is an automated guideway transit (AGT) system between Nippori Station in Arakawa and Minumadai-shinsuikōen Station in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan. The line opened on March 30, 2008. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).
The fully elevated, double-tracked line is 9.7 km long with 13 stations, and it provides access to the Yamanote Line at both Nippori and Nishi-Nippori stations. A journey from end to end takes 20 minutes, compared to as long as 60 minutes by bus during rush hour.
All stations are located in Tokyo.
|Kumanomae||熊野前||0.6||2.3||Toden Arakawa Line|
- 300 series (5-car sets, since March 2008)
- 330 series (5-car sets, from October 2015)
From its opening, the line has used a fleet of 300 series trainsets. From 10 October 2015, new 330 series trainsets will also be introduced on the line. These five-car sets were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and have aluminium bodies.
The western part of Adachi is poorly served by public transport and planning of the line started in 1985, with the initial intention of constructing a full-fledged subway. However, this was scrapped due to the high cost and projected low ridership, and a more cost-efficient AGT system was selected instead. Construction of the line started in 1997, and service commenced on March 30, 2008. The main contractor was the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company, which also built the Toei Ōedo Line.
- 平成20年度 運輸成績総表 Accessed March 8, 2010. (Japanese)
- 日暮里・舎人ライナーが開業 Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2008. (Japanese)
- 日暮里・舎人ライナーに新型車両を導入、東京都 [Tokyo to introduce new trains on Nippori-Toneri Liner]. Tetsudo.com (in Japanese). Japan: Asahi Interactive Inc. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
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