Seibu Tamagawa Line

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Seibu Tamagawa Line
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A Seibu Tamagawa Line train
Overview
Native name西武多摩川線
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleTokyo
TerminiMusashi-Sakai
Koremasa
Stations6
Operation
Opened22 October 1917
OwnerSeibu Railway
Technical
Line length8.0 km (5.0 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius300 m
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed95 km/h (60 mph)

The Seibu Tamagawa Line (西武多摩川線, Seibu Tamagawa-sen) is an 8.0 km railway line in the western suburbs of Tokyo operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway. The line connects Musashi-Sakai Station on the Chūō Main Line with Koremasa Station along the Tama River. The line has only six stations and is not connected to any other part of the Seibu Railway system. The line is single-track: trains travelling in opposite directions pass each other as necessary at the stations, which are double-tracked.

Although the line is short, it provides access to the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, the Tokyo Racecourse, the Ajinomoto Stadium, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department police school, many cemeteries (including Tokyo's largest, Tama Cemetery), the American School in Japan, and the Tama River.

Stations[edit]

At Musashi-Sakai Station

History[edit]

The first section of the line, between Musashi-Sakai and Kita-Tama Station (present-day Shiraitodai Station), opened on 22 October 1917.[1] The line was extended to Koremasa on 20 June 1922.[1] In 1927, the company was absorbed by the Seibu Railway.[citation needed] The entire line was electrified in 1950. Freight operations ceased in 1967.[citation needed]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 227. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.

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Coordinates: 35°40′56″N 139°31′10″E / 35.68212°N 139.51950°E / 35.68212; 139.51950