Seibu Yamaguchi Line

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Seibu Yamaguchi Line
Seibu Yamaguchi Line 8501 2.jpg
Leo Liner
Overview
Native name山口線
TerminiTamako
Seibukyūjō-mae
Stations3
Service
TypePeople mover
SystemSeibu Railway
Rolling stock3 Seibu 8500 series EMUs
History
Opened1950 (1950)
Technical
Line length2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,700 mm (5 ft 7 in)
Electrification750 V DC Third rail
Route map

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SY01 Tamako
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SY02 Seibuen-yūenchi
Higashi-Nakamine signal field
Yamaguchi Depot
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SY03 Seibukyūjō-mae

The Yamaguchi Line (山口線, Yamaguchi-sen) of Seibu Railway is a 2.8 km manually-driven rubber-tyred people mover that runs between Tamako in Higashimurayama, Tokyo and Seibukyūjō-mae in Tokorozawa, Saitama in Japan. The line has an official nickname Leo Liner, after 'Leo', the hero of Kimba the White Lion, who is also the mascot of Saitama Seibu Lions baseball team. The line is the only people mover that is operated by one of Japan's major private railway companies.

History[edit]

In 1950, the predecessor of the line opened as an attraction ride called Fantasy Train (おとぎ列車, Otogi Ressha), running through the amusement area developed by Seibu Railway and its allies. Battery-powered locomotives were used at the time, running on 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge track. In 1952, it legally became a train line, with the official name Seibu Yamaguchi Line. In 1984, the steam and battery powered railway closed, The next year, the new people mover line opened, mostly along the same route.

Stations and service[edit]

All trains stop at all stations.

No. Station name Japanese Transfers Nearest facilities Location
SY01 Tamako 多摩湖 SeibuTamako.svg Seibu Tamako Line Seibuen Golf Course,[Note 1] Seibuen Keirin Course,[1][Note 1] Tama Lake (Murayama Reservoir) Higashimurayama, Tokyo
SY02 Seibuen-yūenchi 西武園ゆうえんち Seibuen Amusement Park Tokorozawa, Saitama
SY03 Seibukyūjō-mae 西武球場前 SeibuIkebukuro.svg Seibu Sayama Line Seibu Dome, Sayama Lakeside Cemetery, Sayama Ski Resort, Seibu Dome Tennis Court, "Unesco Village" (Lily Park)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 西武園競輪場オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese).
  2. ^ "(untitled)". Seibu Group. Archived from the original on February 21, 2007.

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