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An N800 series electric multiple unit in revised livery, March 2015
|Locale||Chiba Prefecture, Japan|
|Opened||December 27, 1947|
|Operator(s)||Shin-Keisei Electric Railway|
|Rolling stock||8000, 8800, 8900, N800 series|
|Line length||26.5 km (16.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (55 mph)|
The Shin-Keisei Line (新京成線 Shin-Keisei-sen?) is a railway line in Japan owned by the private railway company Shin-Keisei Electric Railway, a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway. The line runs between Matsudo Station in Matsudo, Chiba, and Keisei-Tsudanuma Station in Narashino, Chiba.
All trains stop at all stations. Most trains operate throughout the line, although during the morning hours, some services terminate at Shin-Tsudanuma. In mornings and nights some trains originate or terminate at Kunugiyama.
Services operate at a frequency of one train every 4 minutes in the morning peak, every 10 minutes during the day, and every 8 minutes in the evening peak. During the daytime, Shin-Keisei runs alternate through trains to Chiba Chūō on the Keisei Chiba Line.
|SL05||Yabashira||八柱||0.8||3.8||Musashino Line (Shin-Yahashira Station)|
|SL11||Shin-Kamagaya||新鎌ヶ谷||0.8||12.1|| Hokusō Line
Narita Sky Access Line
Tobu Urban Park Line
|SL19||Kita-Narashino||北習志野||0.9||21.0||Tōyō Rapid Line|
|SL23||Shin-Tsudanuma||新津田沼||1.4||25.3||Sōbu Line (Tsudanuma Station)||Narashino|
|SL24||Keisei-Tsudanuma||京成津田沼||1.2||26.5|| Keisei Chiba Line (Some inter-running services during the daytime)
Keisei Main Line
- Shin-Keisei 8000 series (since 1978)
- Shin-Keisei 8800 series (since 1986)
- Shin-Keisei 8900 series (since 1993)
- Shin-Keisei N800 series (since May 2005)
All trains are based at Kunugiyama and Tsudanuma Depots.
- Keisei 33/39/45 series
- Keisei 100/126 series
- Keisei 200/220/250/500/550/2300 series
- Keisei 300 series
- Keisei 600 series
- Keisei 700/2200 series
- Keisei 1100 series
- Keisei 1500 series
- Keisei 2100 series
- Shin-Keisei 800 series (from 1974 until 2010)
The line was originally opened in 1929 with a track gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) for army training purposes, and ceased to be used in 1945.
The line was transferred to the Shin-Keisei Railway, which reopened and electrified at 1,500 V DC (overhead) the first section of the line, 2.5 km from Shin-Tsudanuma to Yakuendai, on 27 December 1947. The Yukuendai - Takifudo section was reopened in 1948, and extended to Hatsutomi the following year.
The reopened sections were regauged to 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) in October 1953, and the entire line was reopened as a single-track line by 21 April 1955. In August 1959, the line was again regauged, this time to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) to match the standard gauge used by Keisei Electric Railway.
The Matsudo to Shin-Tsudanuma section was double-tracked in stages between 1962 and 1975. In December 10, 2006, Shin-Keisei Line began through services to and from Chiba Chūō on the Keisei Chiba Line.