Seibu Haijima Line

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Seibu Haijima Line
Seibu 2000 series Haijima Rapid 20100518.jpg
Haijima Rapid Service train at Higashi-Yamatoshi Station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanto region
Termini Kodaira
Haijima
Stations 8
Operation
Owner Seibu Railway
Technical
Line length 14.3 km (8.9 mi)
No. of tracks 2 (Single-tracked: from Tamagawa-Jōsui to Musashi-Sunagawa, from Seibu-Tachikawa to Haijima)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Route map
Seibu-Shinjuku
Shinjuku Line
0.0 Kodaira
↓Shinjuku Line
Hagiyama (original)1928-1958
Tamako Line
1.1 Hagiyama (present)1958-
Kokubunji Line
↓Tamako Line
2.7 Ogawa
→Kokubunji Line
3.9 Nishi Ogawa Passing loopclosed 1991
5.7 Higashi-Yamatoshi
Tamagawa-Jōsui Depot
7.2 Tamagawa-Jōsui
Tama Toshi Monorail
9.6 Musashi-Sunagawa
11.6 Seibu-Tachikawa
JR Ome Line
JR Hachiko Line
14.3 Haijima
JR Itsukaichi Line
JR Hachiko Line
JR Ome Line

The Seibu Haijima Line (西武拝島線 Seibu Haijima-sen?) is a railway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway.[1] It acts as a branch line of the Seibu Shinjuku Line, with direct trains to Seibu-Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

Stations[edit]

S: stop
|: pass
Station Distance between stations (km) Distance (km) Local Semi Express Express Transfers Location
from Kodaira
from Seibu
Shinjuku
Kodaira - 0.0 22.6 S S S Seibu Shinjuku Line (Direct service to Seibu
Shinjuku
)
Kodaira
Hagiyama 1.1 1.1 23.7 S S S Seibu Tamako Line
(Limited direct service from Seibu-Yūenchi to Seibu-Shinjuku)
Higashimurayama
Ogawa 1.6 2.7 25.3 S S S Seibu Kokubunji Line Kodaira
Higashi-Yamatoshi 3.0 5.7 28.3 S S S   Higashiyamato
Tamagawa-Jōsui 1.5 7.2 29.8 S S S Tama Toshi Monorail Line Tachikawa
Musashi-Sunagawa 2.4 9.6 32.2 S S S  
Seibu-Tachikawa 2.0 11.6 34.2 S S S  
Haijima 2.7 14.3 36.9 S S S Ōme Line, Itsukaichi Line, Hachiko Line Akishima

Rolling stock[edit]

A fleet of eight 10-car Seibu 40000 series EMUs is scheduled to be introduced from spring 2017, operating on the Seibu Ikebukuro, Seibu Shinjuku, and Seibu Haijima Lines.[2]

History[edit]

  • 2 November 1928: Opened as Tamako Railway from Hagiyama to Hon-Kodaira (near Kodaira).
  • 15 August 1932: Electrified at 600 V DC from Hagiyama to Hon-Kodaira.
  • 12 March 1940: Tamako Railway merged with Musashino Railway (present-day Seibu Railway).
  • 15 November 1949: Hon-Kodaira Station closed.
  • 15 May 1950: Jōsui Line opened from Ogawa to Tamagawa-Jōsui. Omebashi and Tamagawa-Jōsui stations opened.
  • 12 October 1954: Electrified at 1,500 V DC from Ogawa to Tamagawa-Jōsui.
  • 18 March 1955: Electrification raised to 1,500 V DC between Kodaira and Hagiyama.
  • 1 September 1962: Josui Line opened from Hagiyama to Ogawa. Renamed Jōsui Line from Kodaira to Hagiyama.
  • 7 November 1967: Double-tracked from Kodaira to Hagiyama.
  • 15 May 1968: Haijima Line opened from Tamagawa-Jōsui to Haijima, Seibu-Tachikawa station opened. Jōsui Line renamed Haijima Line.
  • 25 March 1979: Omebashi Station renamed Higashi-Yamatoshi Station.
  • 7 December 1979: Double-tracked from Hagiyama to Ogawa.
  • 12 December 1983: Musashi-Sunagawa Station opened.
  • 1 December 1983: Double-tracked from Musashi-Sunagawa to Seibu-Tachikawa.
  • 5 March 1987: Nishi-Ogawa passing loop opened. Double-tracked from Nishi-Ogawa to Higashi-Yamatoshi.
  • 2 November 1988: Double-tracked from Higashi-Yamatoshi to Tamagawa-Jōsui.
  • 29 March 1991: Double-tracked from Ogawa to Nishi-Ogawa, Nishi-Ogawa passing loop abolished.
  • 14 June 2008: Haijima Rapid service started. The service stopped at: Kodaira, Tamagawa-Jōsui, Musashi-Sunagawa, Seibu-Tachikawa and Haijima stations.
  • 30 June 2012: Haijima Rapid service abolished.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 58–59. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ 進化した”スマイルトレイン” 西武鉄道、新型車両「40000系」デビューへ [New Seibu 40000 series "advanced Smile train" rolling stock to debut] (in Japanese). Japan: Tetsudo Shimbun. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "2012 年 6 月 30 日(土) ダイヤ改正を実施します" [30 June 2012 (Sat), a change in timetable will be implemented] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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