Odakyū Enoshima Line
|Odakyū Enoshima Line|
Limited Express "Enoshima" at Katase-Enoshima station
|Track gauge:||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Odakyū Enoshima Line (小田急江ノ島線 Odakyū Enoshima-sen?) is a branch line operated by the Japanese private railway operator Odakyū Electric Railway in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture. The Enoshima Line branches from the Odawara Line at Sagami-Ōno, extending south to Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima, a distance of 27.6 km. It was completed with 13 stations on April 1, 1929.
As is also the case with the Odawara Line, as well as being a heavy commuter line the operator also offers, for an additional charge, limited express services to the popular scenic site of Enoshima. After the introduction of East Japan Railway Company's (JR East) Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, passengers between Fujisawa Station and Shinjuku Station have had an alternative to the Enoshima Line. Odakyū have responded since then to improve the frequencies of rapid through services to Shinjuku.
The Odawara Express Railway Co. opened the Sagami-Ōno - Fujisawa section in 1928, and extended the line to Katase-Enoshima, as well as duplicating the entire line, the following year. In 1943 the line was returned to single track and the steel rail recycled for the Japanese war effort. The line was re-duplicated in 1948/49.
In 1942, the company was forcibly merged by the government with Tokyu Corporation. Tokyu was broken up in 1948 and the line was transferred to the newly founded Odakyu Electric Railway Co.
Freight services operated on the line between 1944 and 1966.
The Limited Express trains are named Enoshima and Homeway. Surcharges are required for rapid and seat reservation services with better accommodation of carriages. Rapid service is also offered. Express and Rapid-Express make more stops than Limited Express services, and are served by the same types of EMUs as Local trains without extra charge. Abbreviations are tentative for this article.
- Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?)
- Shinjuku and Katase-Enoshima
- Rapid Express (快速急行 Kaisoku Kyūkō?) (R)
- Shinjuku and Fujisawa (only two are to/from Katase-Enoshima)
- Express (急行 Kyūkō?) (E)
- Shinjuku and Katase-Enoshima (some exceptions)
- Local (各駅停車 Kakueki Teisha?)
- Machida or Sagami-Ōno (some from Shinjuku) and Katase-Enoshima
For Limited Express service, see Odakyu Electric Railway.
- All stations are located in Kanagawa Prefecture.
- ● : All trains stop
- ○ : Some express trains stop
- │ : All trains pass
|Sagami-Ōno||相模大野||-||0.0||32.2||●||●||Odakyū Odawara Line||Minami-ku
|Chūō-Rinkan||中央林間||1.5||3.0||35.3||●||●||Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line||Yamato|
|Yamato||大和||2.5||7.6||39.9||●||●||Sagami Railway Main Line|
|Shōnandai||湘南台||1.8||15.8||48.1||●||●||Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
Sagami Railway Izumino Line
|Fujisawa||藤沢||1.8||23.1||55.4||●||●||JR East: Tōkaidō Main Line
Enoshima Electric Railway Line
|Katase-Enoshima||片瀬江ノ島||1.7||27.6||59.9||●||●||Enoshima Electric Railway Line (Enoshima Station)
Shonan Monorail : Enoshima Line (Shōnan-Enoshima Station)
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia