Seibu Chichibu Line
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|Seibu Chichibu Line|
A Seibu Chichibu Line 4000 series train
|Opened||October 14, 1969|
|Line length||19.0 km (11.8 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary|
The Seibu Chichibu Line (西武秩父線, Seibu Chichibu-sen) is a railway line in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway. It is an extension of the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, and connects Agano Station and Seibu-Chichibu Station.
All trains go via Agano Station to the Seibu Ikebukuro line. Abbreviations here are for the table below, not formally used.
(各停, Kakutei) Stops at all stations.Local
(急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)Express
(快速急行, Kaisoku Kyūkō) (RE)Rapid Express
(エストレイン, Esutorein) (ST): Morning and evening reserved-seat services between Seibu-Chichibu and Motomachi-Chūkagai via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Lines at weekends, and between Tokorozawa and Toyosu via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line on weekdays.S-Train
(特急, Tokkyū) (LE): Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu, trains named Chichibu (ちちぶ), Musashi (むさし), with supplementary limited express charge.Limited Express
|Agano||吾野||57.8||O||O||||||||Seibu Ikebukuro Line||Hannō||Saitama|
|Seibu-Chichibu||西武秩父||76.8||O||O||O||O||Chichibu Railway Main Line (Ohanabatake Station)||Chichibu|
The entire line was opened on October 14, 1969, after over two years of construction, considerably shortening the travel time between Chichibu and Tokyo. Twenty years later, on April 1, 1989, a connection opened to the Chichibu Railway's Chichibu Main Line, and through service began. On March 28, 1996, freight services between Higashi-Yokoze freight terminal and Shin-Akitsu (on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line) ceased. On March 12, 2003, "wanman" (one man) driver only operation began.
- "電車・駅のご案内". Seibu (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 March 2020.