Seibu Yamaguchi Line
|Seibu Yamaguchi Line|
|Rolling stock||3 Seibu 8500 series EMUs|
|Line length||2.8 km (1.7 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,700 mm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Electrification||750 V DC Third rail|
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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.
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
All trains stop at all stations.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Transfers||Nearest facilities||Location|
|Tamako||多摩湖||Seibu Tamako Line||Seibuen Golf Course,[Note 1] Seibuen Keirin Course,[Note 1] Tama Lake (Murayama Reservoir)||Higashimurayama, Tokyo|
|Seibuen-yūenchi||西武園ゆうえんち||Seibuen Amusement Park||Tokorozawa, Saitama|
|Seibukyūjō-mae||西武球場前||Seibu Sayama Line||Seibu Dome, Sayama Lakeside Cemetery, Sayama Ski Resort, Seibu Dome Tennis Court, "Unesco Village" (Lily Park)|
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