Nippori-Toneri Liner

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Nippori-Toneri Liner
NT
Toei Nippori-Toneri Liner 330 series Nishi-Nippori station.JPG
A Nippori-Toneri Liner 330 series train
Overview
Native name 日暮里・舎人ライナー
Type Automated guideway transit
Locale Tokyo
Termini Nippori
Minumadai-shinsuikōen
Stations 13
Operation
Opened 30 March 2008
Owner Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei)
Rolling stock 300 series, 320 series, 330 series
Technical
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)
Route map
Nippori-Toneri Liner linemap.svg

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).

Overview[edit]

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.

In fiscal 2008, an average of 48,943 people used the line each day.[1] This compares to a 2007 forecast of 51,000 passengers per day.[2]

Station list[edit]

All stations are located in Tokyo.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
NT01 Nippori 日暮里 - 0.0
Arakawa
NT02 Nishi-nippori 西日暮里 0.7 0.7
  • JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK33)
  • JY Yamanote Line (JY08)
  • C Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C-16)
NT03 Akado-shogakkomae 赤土小学校前 1.0 1.7  
NT04 Kumanomae 熊野前 0.6 2.3 Tokyo Sakura Tram symbol.svg Tokyo Sakura Tram (SA09)
NT05 Adachi-odai 足立小台 0.7 3.0   Adachi
NT06 Ogi-ohashi 扇大橋 1.0 4.0  
NT07 Koya 高野 0.5 4.5  
NT08 Kohoku 江北 0.6 5.1  
NT09 Nishiaraidaishi-nishi 西新井大師西 0.9 6.0  
NT10 Yazaike 谷在家 0.8 6.8  
NT11 Toneri-koen 舎人公園 0.9 7.7  
NT12 Toneri 舎人 1.0 8.7  
NT13 Minumadai-shinsuikoen 見沼代親水公園 1.0 9.7  

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, services on the line are operated using a fleet of 16 five-car 300 series (sets 1 to 16) and one five-car 330 series (set 31) trainsets.[3]

  • 300 series (5-car sets x 16, since March 2008)
  • 320 series (5-car set x 1, since 10 May 2017)
  • 330 series (5-car set x 1, since October 2015)

From its opening, the line has used a fleet of 300 series trainsets with stainless steel bodies.[3] From 10 October 2015, one new 330 series trainset was introduced on the line.[3] This five-car set was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and has an aluminium body.[3] A new 320 series trainset (set 21) entered service on the line on 10 May 2017.[4] Like the 330 series, this set has two pairs of sliding doors on the side of each car, and all seating is longitudinal bench seating.[4]

History[edit]

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 Oedo Line.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 平成20年度 運輸成績総表 Accessed March 8, 2010. (in Japanese)
  2. ^ 日暮里・舎人ライナーが開業 Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2008. (in Japanese)
  3. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 34. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  4. ^ a b 東京都交通局 日暮里・舎人ライナーに320形を導入 [320 series introduced on Toei Nippori-Toneri Liner]. Tetsudo Daiya Joho Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 46 no. 399. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. July 2017. p. 69. 

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