Tobu Kameido Line

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Tobu Kameido Line
TS
Tobu-Kameido-Line.JPG
A Kameido Line two-car 8000 series set in December 2011
Overview
Native name 東武亀戸線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Kameido
Hikifune
Stations 5
Operation
Opened 5 April 1904
Owner Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Rolling stock Tobu 8000 series
Technical
Line length 3.4 km (2.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 160 m
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 65 km/h (40 mph)
Route map
UpTobu Skytree Line
Keisei Oshiage LineRight
LeftHikifuneRightKeisei Hikifune
LeftTobu Skytree Line for Oshiage
LeftTobu Skytree Line for Asakusa
LeftKeisei Oshiage Line
Tōbu: DownKameido Line
1.4 Omurai
2.0 Higashi-Azuma
2.7 Kameido Suijin
3.4 Kameido
LeftChūō-Sōbu LineRight

The Tobu Kameido Line (東武亀戸線?, Tōbu Kameido-sen) is a railway line operated by Japanese private railway company Tobu Railway in Tokyo.[1] The line is in central Tokyo, a short 3.4 km branch off the Tobu Skytree Line at Hikifune, southbound to Kameido with connections to the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line.

Operations[edit]

All trains are two-car 8000 series formations operating as all-stations "Local" services, with no through trains to the Tobu Skytree Line.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Connections Location
TS-04 Hikifune 曳舟 0.0 TS Tobu Skytree Line Sumida, Tokyo
TS-41 Omurai 小村井 1.4  
TS-42 Higashi-Azuma 東あずま 2.0
TS-43 Kameido Suijin 亀戸水神 2.7 Kōtō, Tokyo
TS-44 Kameido 亀戸 3.4 JB Chuo-Sobu Line

Rolling stock[edit]

A two-car 8000 series set at Hikifune Station in April 2011

Services on the line are operated using a fleet of two-car 8000 series EMU trains.[2]

Revival liveries[edit]

From 23 March 2016, two-car set 8577, used on the Tobu Kameido Line and Tobu Daishi Line, received the "international orange" and "medium yellow" livery carried by 7300 and 7800 series trains between 1958 and 1964.[3]

From 16 February 2017, two-car set 8568, used on the Tobu Kameido Line and Tobu Daishi Line, received the green and "jasmine white" livery carried experimentally by one 7860 series train in the 1950s.[4]

History[edit]

The line opened on 5 April 1904.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines. Tobu Kameido Line stations were numbered prefixed with the letters "TS".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 63, 220. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 42. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  3. ^ 3月23日(水)より亀戸線で昭和30年代の「標準色」リバイバルカラー車両を運行します! [Train to run in 1950s standard livery on Kameido Line from 23 March] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  4. ^ 東武8000系8568編成が試験塗装リバイバルカラーに [Tobu 8000 series set 8568 repainted in revival experimental livery]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 February 2017. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tojo Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 

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