Tōkyū Setagaya Line
|Tōkyū Setagaya Line|
Tokyu 300 series trainset
|Line length||5 km (3.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||600 V DC overhead catenary|
Unlike other Tokyu lines that are heavy commuter lines, the Setagaya Line is legally classified as a tramway, although the entire line is located on its own right-of-way because it is a branch line of the former Tamagawa Line (not the same line as the present-day Tōkyū Tamagawa Line), which ran on surface streets between Shibuya and the Tama River.
In Tokyo proper, only this line and Toden Arakawa Line are surviving tramways. (There is also Enoshima Electric Railway in the Greater Tokyo Area.) The line has its own smart card system called Setamaru, which cannot be used on other Tokyu lines. Since March 2007 the PASMO contactless card has also been accepted on the Setagaya and other Tokyu lines.
The Tamagawa Electric Railway Co. opened the line in 1923, and merged with Tokyu in 1938. The balance of the line closed in 1969, leaving this isolated section as the sole 1372mm gauge Tokyu line.
|Sangen-Jaya||三軒茶屋||0.0||Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line||Setagaya|
|Yamashita||山下||3.4||Odakyū Odawara Line (Gōtokuji)|
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