Seibu Tamagawa Line

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Seibu Tamagawa Line
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A Seibu Tamagawa Line train
Native name 西武多摩川線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Musashi-Sakai
Stations 6
Opened 22 October 1917
Owner Seibu Railway
Line length 8.0 km (5.0 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 300 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 95 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, 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.


At Musashi-Sakai Station


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]


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. 

External links[edit]

  • Seibu-Tamagawa Line Guide: information on stations and their neighbours, tickets, and transfers in both English and Japanese

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