Toei Shinjuku Line

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Shinjuku Line
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Toei Shinjuku Line 10280 10440 at Funabori Station.jpg
Toei 10-000 series (left) and 10-300 series EMUs at Funabori Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Tokyo, Chiba prefectures
Termini Shinjuku
Motoyawata
Stations 21
Daily ridership 701,902 (2014)[1]
Operation
Opened December 21, 1978
Owner Toei Subway
Depot(s) Ojima
Rolling stock Toei 10-300 series, Toei 10-300R series, Toei 10-000 series, Keio 9030 series
Technical
Line length 23.5 km (14.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 75 km/h (47 mph)
Route map
Tokyo subway map black fixed grey shinjuku.PNG

The Toei Shinjuku Line (都営地下鉄新宿線, Toei Chikatetsu Shinjuku-sen) is a rapid transit line in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei). The line runs between Motoyawata Station in Ichikawa, Chiba in the east and Shinjuku Station in the west. At Shinjuku, most trains continue as through services to Sasazuka Station on the Keiō New Line, with some services continuing to Hashimoto Station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa via the Keiō Line and the Keiō Sagamihara Line.

On maps and signboards, the line is shown in "leaf"     . Stations carry the letter "S" followed by a two-digit number.

Basic data[edit]

Overview[edit]

Unlike all other Tokyo subway lines, which were built to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) or 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), the Shinjuku line was built with a track gauge of 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) to allow through operations onto the Keiō network. The line was planned as Line 10 according to reports of a committee of the former Ministry of Transportation; thus the rarely used official name of the line is the "Number 10 Shinjuku Line" (10号線新宿線, Jū-gō-sen Shinjuku-sen).[2]

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, as of June 2009 the Shinjuku Line was the third most crowded subway line in Tokyo, at its peak running at 181% capacity between Nishi-ōjima and Sumiyoshi stations.[3]

Station list[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Express Transfers Location
Between
stations
From S-01
Through-running to/from Hashimoto and Takaosanguchi via the Number prefix Keiō.PNG Keiō Line, Keiō New Line, Keio Sagamihara Line, and Keiō Takao Line
S
01
Shinjuku[* 1] 新宿 - 0.0 Shinjuku Tokyo
S
02
Shinjuku-sanchome 新宿三丁目 0.8 0.8
S
03
Akebonobashi 曙橋 1.5 2.3  
S
04
Ichigaya 市ケ谷 1.4 3.7
Chiyoda
S
05
Kudanshita 九段下 1.3 5.0
S
06
Jimbocho 神保町 0.6 5.6
S
07
Ogawamachi 小川町 0.9 6.5
S
08
Iwamotocho 岩本町 0.8 7.3
S
09
Bakuro-yokoyama 馬喰横山 0.8 8.1 Chūō
S
10
Hamacho 浜町 0.6 8.7  
S
11
Morishita 森下 0.8 9.5 E Toei Oedo Line (E-13) Kōtō
S
12
Kikukawa 菊川 0.8 10.3   Sumida
S
13
Sumiyoshi 住吉 0.9 11.2 Z Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (Z-12) Kōtō
S
14
Nishi-ojima 西大島 1.0 12.2  
S
15
Ojima 大島 0.7 12.9  
S
16
Higashi-ojima 東大島 1.2 14.1  
S
17
Funabori 船堀 1.7 15.8   Edogawa
S
18
Ichinoe 一之江 1.7 17.5  
S
19
Mizue 瑞江 1.7 19.2  
S
20
Shinozaki 篠崎 1.5 20.7  
S
21
Motoyawata 本八幡 2.8 23.5
Ichikawa Chiba
  1. ^ Shinjuku Station is shared with and administrated by Keio Corporation.

Rolling stock[edit]

The Toei Shinjuku Line is served by the following types of 8-car EMUs.

Toei[edit]

Keio Corporation[edit]

History[edit]

  • December 21, 1978: Iwamotochō – Higashi-ōjima section opens.
  • March 16, 1980: Shinjuku – Iwamotochō section opens; through service onto Keiō lines begins.
  • December 23, 1983: Higashi-ōjima – Funabori section opens.
  • September 14, 1986: Funabori – Shinozaki section opens.
  • March 19, 1989: Shinozaki – Motoyawata section opens, entire line completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 東京都交通局ホーム - 経営情報 - 交通局の概要 - 都営地下鉄 [Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Home - Management Information - Overview of the Department of Transportation - Toei Subway] (in Japanese). 東京都交通局 [Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation]. April 1, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  2. ^ Tetsudō Yōran (ja:鉄道要覧), annual report
  3. ^ Metropolis, "Commute", June 12, 2009, p. 07. Capacity is defined as all passengers having a seat or a strap or door railing to hold on to.

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