Toei Shinjuku Line

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Not to be confused with Seibu Shinjuku Line.
Shinjuku Line
Subway TokyoShinjuku.png
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Toei 10-000 series (left) and 10-300 series EMUs at Funabori Station
Type Rapid transit
Locale Tokyo, Chiba prefectures
Termini Shinjuku
Stations 21
Daily ridership 664,792 (2010)[1]
Opening December 21, 1978
Owner Toei Subway
Depot(s) Oshima
Rolling stock Toei 10-300 series, Toei 10-300R series, Toei 10-000 series, Keio 9030 series
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
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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 to through 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" (O). Stations carry the letter "S" followed by a two-digit number.

Basic data[edit]


The 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]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Express Transfers Location
From S-01
S-01 Shinjuku[* 1] 新宿 - 0.0 Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-08)
Subway TokyoOedo.png Toei Ōedo Line (E-27, Shinjuku-Nishiguchi: E-01)
Chūō Line (Rapid), Chūō-Sōbu Line, Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Odakyū Odawara Line
Keiō Line, Keiō New Line (through service)
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Shinjuku Tokyo
S-02 Shinjuku-sanchōme 新宿三丁目 0.8 0.8 Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-09), Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (F-13)
S-03 Akebonobashi 曙橋 1.5 2.3  
S-04 Ichigaya 市ケ谷 1.4 3.7 Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line (Y-14), Subway TokyoNamboku.png Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-09)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
S-05 Kudanshita 九段下 1.3 5.0 Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-06), Subway TokyoTozai.png Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line (T-07)
S-06 Jimbōchō 神保町 0.6 5.6 Subway TokyoMita.png Toei Mita Line (I-10)
Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-07)
S-07 Ogawamachi 小川町 0.9 6.5 Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (Shin-Ochanomizu: C-12), Subway TokyoMarunouchi.png Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Awajichō: M-19)
S-08 Iwamotochō 岩本町 0.8 7.3 Subway TokyoHibiya.png Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Akihabara: H-15)
Chūō-Sōbu Line, Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line (Akihabara)
Tsukuba Express (Akihabara: 01)
S-09 Bakuro-yokoyama 馬喰横山 0.8 8.1 Subway TokyoAsakusa.png Toei Asakusa Line (Higashi-Nihombashi: A-15)
Sōbu Line (Rapid) (Bakurochō)
S-10 Hamachō 浜町 0.6 8.7  
S-11 Morishita 森下 0.8 9.5 Subway TokyoOedo.png Toei Ōedo Line (E-13) Kōtō
S-12 Kikukawa 菊川 0.8 10.3   Sumida
S-13 Sumiyoshi 住吉 0.9 11.2 Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-12) Kōtō
S-14 Nishi-ōjima 西大島 1.0 12.2  
S-15 Ōjima 大島 0.7 12.9  
S-16 Higashi-ōjima 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 Chūō-Sōbu Line
Keisei Main Line (Keisei-Yawata)
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.


Keio Corporation[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


  1. ^ Toei station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Toei) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  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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