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|Seibu Haijima Line
Haijima Rapid Service train at Higashi-Yamatoshi Station
||14.3 km (8.9 mi)
|No. of tracks
||2 (Single-tracked: from Tamagawa-Jōsui to Musashi-Sunagawa, from Seibu-Tachikawa to Haijima)
||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
||110 km/h (70 mph)
The Seibu Haijima Line (西武拝島線 Seibu Haijima-sen) is a railway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway. It acts as a branch line of the Seibu Shinjuku Line, with direct trains to Seibu-Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.
- S: stop
- |: pass
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 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.