Shin-Keisei Electric Railway

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Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Co.,Ltd.
Native name
新京成電鉄株式会社
Public KK (TYO: 9014)
Industry Private railroad
Founded October 23, 1946
Headquarters Kunugiyama, Kamagaya, Chiba, Japan
Key people
Takayoshi Kasai (President)
Number of employees
460 (2015)
Parent Keisei Electric Railway
Subsidiaries Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus
Matsudo Shin-Keisei Bus
Website www.shinkeisei.co.jp

The Shin-Keisei Electric Railway (新京成電鉄 Shin-Keisei Dentetsu?) is a private railway in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It connects Narashino and Matsudo. It is a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway.

It has the following bus company subsidiaries.

  • Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus
  • Matsudo Shin-Keisei Bus

Lines[edit]

The company operates one line, the 26.5 km Shin-Keisei Line, between Matsudo and Keisei Tsudanuma.

Rolling stock[edit]

All trains are based at Kunugiyama and Tsudanuma Depots.

Former rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

After World War II, the ownership of the right-of-way of an uncompleted Imperial Japanese Army military railway line was transferred to Keisei.[citation needed] Shin-Keisei was established as a subsidiary of Keisei on 23 October 1946 to construct and operate the line.[2] The first section of the line, 2.5 km from Shin-Tsudanuma to Yakuendai, was opened on 27 December 1947, with a track gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 1,500 V DC overhead.[2] The line was regauged to 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) in October 1953, and the entire line was completed as a single-track line by 21 April 1955.[2] In August 1959, the line was again regauged, this time to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) to match the standard gauge used by Keisei Electric Railway.[2]

In June 2014, the company unveiled a new corporate image with a new corporate logo and "gentle pink" corporate colour scheme and train livery.[3] The company's entire fleet of trains is scheduled to be reliveried in the new colour scheme, with the first train, an 8800 series set entering service from 29 August 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 歴史年表2000年 - 2009年 [Chronology 2000 - 2009]. Official website (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 49. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ 「シンボルマーク」と「スローガン」が新しくなります(6/1) [Renewal of our corporate logo and slogan in 1st of June] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 31 May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  4. ^ 新京成電鉄,全車両のデザインを変更 [Shin-Keisei to change design on all its trains]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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