Tōyō Rapid Railway Line
|Tōyō Rapid Railway Line|
A Toyo Rapid 2000 series trainset
|Owner||Toyo Rapid Railway|
|Line length||16.2 km (10.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
The Tōyō Rapid Railway Line (東葉高速線 Tōyō Kōsoku-sen) is a rapid transit line owned by Tōyō Rapid Railway Co., Ltd., which runs between Nishi-Funabashi Station in Funabashi, Chiba and Tōyō-Katsutadai Station in Yachiyo, Chiba. The name Tōyō (東葉) comes from the characters for Tokyo and Chiba. The line is essentially an extension of the Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line.
- All services stop at every station.
|↑ Through-service to/from Mitaka via the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Chūō Line (Local) ↑|
|Kita-Narashino||北習志野||Shin-Keisei Line (SL19)|
|Tōyō-Katsutadai||東葉勝田台||Keisei Main Line (Katsutadai Station: KS31)|
- Tōyō Rapid 2000 series (only go as far as Nakano, due to system incompatibility with Chūō-Sōbu Line beyond Nakano)
- Tokyo Metro 05 series
- Tokyo Metro 05N series
- Tokyo Metro 07 series
- Tokyo Metro 15000 series
Construction work on the line commenced in July 1984, and the line was fully opened on 27 April 1996. Limited-stop "Toyo Rapid" (東葉快速 Tōyō Kaisoku) services were introduced on the line from the start of the 4 December 1999 timetable revision, but such services in the "up" direction (toward Tokyo) were discontinued in 2009, and the "down" limited-stop services were discontinued from the start of the revised timetable on 15 March 2014.
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