Tōbu Keishi Line

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Tōbu Keishi Line
Overview
TypeHeavy rail
LocaleTokyo
TerminiKami-Itabashi
Grant Heights
Stations3
Operation
Opened1943
Closed22 July 1959
OwnerTobu Railway
Technical
Line length6.3 km (3.9 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNot electrified

The Tōbu Keishi Line (東武啓志線, Tōbu Keishi-sen) was a 6.3 km freight railway line operated by Tobu Railway, which ran from Kami-Itabashi Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line, initially to a Japanese Army arsenal depot in modern-day Hikarigaoka. Following the arrival of USAF forces, the area was converted to the Grant Heights USAF housing complex (present-day Hikarigaoka in Tokyo, Japan).

The line opened in 1943 as a freight-only line, and following the opening of the USAF housing complex, a passenger service was introduced in December 1947, with through services operated to and from the Tojo Line terminus at Ikebukuro, but ceased in February 1948.[1] The line closed on 22 July 1959.[1]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ a b 歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線NO.5 東武鉄道2 [Railway Line History No. 5: Tobu Railway 2]. Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc. September 2010. p. 24. ISBN 978-4-02-340135-8.