Sagami Railway Main Line
|Sagami Railway Main Line|
A Sagami railway 8000 series train approaching Yokohama
|Daily ridership||566,657 (FY2010)|
|Line length||24.6 km (15.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
The Sagami Railway Main Line (相鉄本線 Sōtetsu Honsen), also known as the Sōtetsu line, is a railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Sagami Railway (Sōtetsu). It connects Yokohama and Ebina.
In addition to all-stations "Local" services, Sotetsu operates limited-stop "Rapid" (快速 Kaisoku), "Express" (急行 Kyūkō), and "Limited Express" (特急 Tokkyū) services.
Local trains are split into 3 services: Yokohama to Futamatagawa, Futamatagawa to Ebina, and Futamatagawa along the Izumino Line to Shōnandai.
A link is under construction from Nishiya Station to a new station at Hazawa on the JR Freight Tokaido Line, enabling through services to and from the Tokaido Line. Completion is scheduled for March 2015. A further approximately 10 km extension is also planned from Hazawa to Shin-Yokohama and Hiyoshi on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line to allow through services to and from Shibuya in Tokyo from March 2019.
- "Local" services stop at all stations.
- S: stop
- R: Rapid
- E: Express
- L: Limited Express
|Yokohama||横浜||0.0||S||S||S||Tokaido Main Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Yokosuka Line
Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Keikyū Main Line
Yokohama City Transportation Bureau: Yokohama municipal subway line 3 (Blue Line)
|Nishi-ku, Yokohama||Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Yamato||大和||17.4||S||S||S||Odakyu Enoshima Line||Yamato|
|Ebina||海老名||24.6||S||S||S||Odakyu Odawara Line
- 2000 series
- ED10 electric locomotives
The line opened 12 May 1926 as the steam-operated Jinchu Railway (神中鉄道 Jinchū Tetsudō) between Futamatagawa and Atsugi (on the present-day Sagami Line). The line was extended from Futamatagawa to Yokohama in December 1933, and from the former station at Sagami-Kokubu (相模国分) (now closed) in November 1941.
The line became the Sagami Railway Jinchu Line (相模鉄道神中線) from 1 April 1943.
Work to electrify the line commenced in June 1942, with the entire line between Yokohama and Ebina electrified by 20 September 1944.
Work to double-track the line commenced in January 1957 between Yokohama and Nishi-Yokohama. The entire line was double-tracked by March 1974.
10-car trains started operating on the line from 6 April 1981.
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- Sagami Railway station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Sagami Railway) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- 相鉄・東急:乗り入れ認可 沿線開発に期待、新幹線アクセスも向上 ／神奈川 [Sotetsu-Tokyu inter-running approved]. Mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 74/217. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.