Saitama Rapid Railway Line

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Saitama Rapid Railway
Saitama Rapid Railway Logo
Saitama Rapid Railway train
Saitama Rapid Railway 2000 series EMU
Overview
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleTokyo, Saitama Prefecture
TerminiAkabane-Iwabuchi
Urawa Misono
Stations8
Operation
Opened2001
Operator(s)Saitama Railway Co., Ltd.
Technical
Line length14.6 km (9.1 mi)
Track gauge1067

The Saitama Rapid Railway Line (埼玉高速鉄道線, Saitama Kōsoku Tetsudō sen) is a Japan commuter railway line which forms a continuation of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, starting at Akabane-Iwabuchi station in Tokyo and ending at Urawa Misono Station in Saitama. It was completed on March 28, 2001.

The Saitama Railway line (including Urawa Misono Station) was built in time for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which held several matches at the Saitama Stadium.

In the future, the line may be extended north from Urawa-Misono through Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama to Hasuda Station (in Hasuda, Saitama) on the JR East Utsunomiya Line, but serious financial problems have prevented Saitama Prefecture from the construction of the extension.

Stations

Color Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Akabane-Iwabuchi 赤羽岩淵 0.0 Subway TokyoNamboku.pngTokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-19, Direct)
Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line), Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Saikyō Line (Akabane Station)
Kita, Tokyo
Kawaguchi Motogō 川口元郷 2.4   Kawaguchi Saitama
Prefecture
Minami Hatogaya 南鳩ヶ谷 4.3  
Hatogaya 鳩ヶ谷 5.9  
Araijuku 新井宿 7.5  
Tozuka Angyō 戸塚安行 10.0  
Higashi Kawaguchi 東川口 12.2 Musashino Line
Urawa Misono 浦和美園 14.6   Midori-ku, Saitama

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