Tōkyū Tamagawa Line
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|Tokyu Tamagawa Line|
A Tamagawa Line 7000 series train, February 2008
|Opened||6 August 2000|
|Line length||5.6 km (3.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The Tokyu Tamagawa Line (東急多摩川線 Tōkyū Tamagawa-sen) is a commuter railway line in Japan owned by private railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It runs between Tamagawa and Kamata in southwest Tokyo, entirely within Ōta ward. The operator's name, Tokyu, is included in the formal name of this line.
It was formed in 2000 from the western portion of the Tokyu Mekama Line, which was then rerouted west of Tamagawa (former Tamagawa-en) station and renamed the Meguro Line.
This line should not be confused with the Tokyu Shin-Tamagawa Line (a section of track from Shibuya to Futako-Tamagawa, (which has since been absorbed into the Tokyu Den-en-Toshi Line), or the Tamagawa Line tramway which preceded that (of which one of its branches now forms the Tokyu Setagaya Line).
All stations are located in Ota.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers|
Rolling stock used
Plans exist to extend the line eastward by approximately 800 m from the southern terminus of the line at Kamata to Keikyu Kamata Station on the Keikyu Main Line and Keikyu Airport Line. This would provide an interchange between the lines, improving accessibility to Tokyo's Haneda Airport ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
- Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
- "Rail extension eyed to boost Haneda accessibility". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 29 July 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2014.