Shin-Keisei Line

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Shin-Keisei Line
Line symbol (station number prefix)
Shinkeisei-n800pink.jpg
An N800 series electric multiple unit in revised livery, March 2015
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Termini Matsudo
Keisei Tsudanuma
Stations 24
Operation
Opened December 27, 1947
Operator(s) Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kunugiyama, Tsudanuma
Rolling stock 8000, 8800, 8900, N800 series
Technical
Line length 26.5 km (16.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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.

Operations[edit]

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.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
SL01 Matsudo 松戸 - 0.0 Jōban Line Matsudo
SL02 Kamihongō 上本郷 1.7 1.7  
SL03 Matsudo-Shinden 松戸新田 0.7 2.4  
SL04 Minoridai みのり台 0.6 3.0  
SL05 Yabashira 八柱 0.8 3.8 Musashino Line (Shin-Yahashira Station)
SL06 Tokiwadaira 常盤平 1.8 5.6  
SL07 Gokō 五香 1.8 7.4  
SL08 Motoyama 元山 1.3 8.7  
SL09 Kunugiyama くぬぎ山 0.9 9.6   Kamagaya
SL10 Kita-Hatsutomi 北初富 1.7 11.3  
SL11 Shin-Kamagaya 新鎌ヶ谷 0.8 12.1 HS Hokusō Line
KS Narita Sky Access Line
TD Tobu Urban Park Line
SL12 Hatsutomi 初富 1.2 13.3  
SL13 Kamagaya-Daibutsu 鎌ヶ谷大仏 2.1 15.4  
SL14 Futawa-Mukōdai 二和向台 0.9 16.3   Funabashi
SL15 Misaki 三咲 0.8 17.1  
SL16 Takifudō 滝不動 1.4 18.5  
SL17 Takane-Kōdan 高根公団 1.0 19.5  
SL18 Takane-Kido 高根木戸 0.6 20.1  
SL19 Kita-Narashino 北習志野 0.9 21.0 TR Tōyō Rapid Line
SL20 Narashino 習志野 0.7 21.7  
SL21 Yakuendai 薬園台 0.8 22.5  
SL22 Maebara 前原 1.4 23.9  
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 KS Keisei Chiba Line (Some inter-running services during the daytime)
KS Keisei Main Line

Rolling stock[edit]

All trains are based at Kunugiyama and Tsudanuma Depots.

Former[edit]

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[2] 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.[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]

The Matsudo to Shin-Tsudanuma section was double-tracked in stages between 1962 and 1975.[citation needed] In December 10, 2006, Shin-Keisei Line began through services to and from Chiba Chūō on the Keisei Chiba Line.[citation needed]

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 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.