Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line

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Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
DT
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Overview
Native name 東急田園都市線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kantō Region
Termini Shibuya
Chūō-Rinkan
Stations 27
Daily ridership 1,162,282 (daily, 2010)[1]
Operation
Opened 11 October 1963
Owner Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s) Nagatsuta
Technical
Line length 31.5 km (19.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Denentoshi line crossing Tama River, south of Futako-Tamagawa Station

The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line (東急田園都市線, Tōkyū Den'entoshi-sen) is a major commuter line operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation and connecting south-western suburbs of Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa Prefecture, with its western terminus of Chūō-Rinkan, to a major railway junction of western downtown Tokyo, Shibuya. At Shibuya, nearly all the trains continue on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.

The line's color on maps and station guides is green, and stations carry the prefix "DT" followed by a number.

Operation[edit]

Nearly all trains on the Den-en-toshi Line are operated through to/from the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line using Tokyu, Tokyo Metro, and Tobu Railway 10-car EMUs. Around half of them continue beyond Oshiage, the terminus of the Hanzomon Line, to the Tobu Skytree Line (Kita-Koshigaya Station, Kita-Kasukabe Station and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station), Tobu Isesaki Line (Kuki Station), and Tōbu Nikkō Line (Minami-Kurihashi Station).

Service types[edit]

The following three types of service are operated on the line.

     Local (普通, Futsū) (L)
Stop at all stations. Eight services per hour in each direction during the daytime.
     Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SE)
In up direction on weekday mornings only.
     Express (急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)
Four trains per hour in each direction during the daytime.

Through trains to Oimachi Line[edit]

On weekends, two six-car express trains per hour are operated to/from Ōimachi and Nagatsuta. Also, a few trains are operated through to/from the Tokyu Oimachi Line to utilize forwardings to/from Saginuma depot, up to Ōimachi in the mornings, and down to Saginuma in the late evenings. These formations are 5-car sets, unlike the 10-car trains normally used on the line. A few express trains in holidays also serve from Chūō-Rinkan in the mornings, down in the evenings.

Stations[edit]

▲ indicate stations where trains stop on weekends and public holidays only.

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) L SE Ex Transfers Location
Through-services to/from Z Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
DT01 Shibuya 渋谷 0.0 O O O Shibuya Tokyo
DT02 Ikejiri-Ōhashi 池尻大橋 1.9 O O |   Setagaya
DT03 Sangen-Jaya 三軒茶屋 3.3 O O O SG Tokyu Setagaya Line
DT04 Komazawa-Daigaku 駒沢大学 4.8 O O |  
DT05 Sakura-shimmachi 桜新町 6.3 O O |  
DT06 Yōga 用賀 7.6 O O |  
DT07 Futako-Tamagawa 二子玉川 9.4 O O O OM Tokyu Oimachi Line
DT08 Futako-Shinchi 二子新地 10.1 O |   Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki Kanagawa
DT09 Takatsu 高津 10.7 O |  
DT10 Mizonokuchi 溝の口 11.4 O O O
DT11 Kajigaya 梶が谷 12.2 O |  
DT12 Miyazakidai 宮崎台 13.7 O |   Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki
DT13 Miyamaedaira 宮前平 14.7 O |  
DT14 Saginuma 鷺沼 15.7 O O O  
DT15 Tama-Plaza たまプラーザ 17.1 O O O   Aoba-ku, Yokohama
DT16 Azamino あざみ野 18.2 O O O Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
DT17 Eda 江田 19.3 O |  
DT18 Ichigao 市が尾 20.6 O |  
DT19 Fujigaoka 藤が丘 22.1 O |  
DT20 Aobadai 青葉台 23.1 O O O  
DT21 Tana 田奈 24.5 O |  
DT22 Nagatsuta 長津田 25.6 O O O Midori-ku, Yokohama
DT23 Tsukushino つくし野 26.8 O |   Machida Tokyo
DT24 Suzukakedai すずかけ台 28.0 O |  
DT25 Minami-Machida 南町田 29.2 O O  
DT26 Tsukimino つきみ野 30.3 O |   Yamato Kanagawa
DT27 Chūō-Rinkan 中央林間 31.5 O O O Odakyu enoshima.svg Odakyu Enoshima Line

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The transfer between the Hanzomon Line and the Ginza Line at Shibuya is an out-of-system transfer since they are separate stations. Due to the distance between the two stations, transfers between the two lines are announced at Omotesando.

Rolling stock[edit]

From spring 2018, new Tokyu 2020 series ten-car EMUs are scheduled to enter service on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line.[2]

History[edit]

Prewar predecessors[edit]

On March 6, 1907, the Tamagawa Electric Railway (玉川電気鉄道, Tamagawa Denki Tetsudō, "Tamaden") opened the first section of the Tamagawa Line (玉川線) tramway (not to be confused with today's Tokyu Tamagawa Line) between Shibuya and what is now Futako-Tamagawa, using 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge. The branch from Sangen-Jaya Station opened on January 18, 1925, and was split off into the present Tokyu Setagaya Line in 1969.

Tama Den-En-Toshi Plan[edit]

In 1953, Tokyu Group president Keita Gotō unveiled a "new town" planning scheme called the South-Western Area Development Plan. He envisioned new railway and freeway infrastructure (the latter being realized as the Tōmei Expressway) and large, clean houses for commuters working in Tokyo.[citation needed]

Development of the line[edit]

Through service was extended beyond Suitengūmae to Oshiage on March 19, 2003, allowing through service with the Isesaki Line and Nikkō Line of Tobu Railway.[citation needed]

Tokyu has expanded the line to four tracks from Futako-Tamagawa to Mizonokuchi; most trains of the Ōimachi line run through this section to Mizonokuchi, with some local trains making the intermediate stops. This service began on June 2009, postponed from fiscal 2007. Ōimachi line trains, which are 5- or 6-car sets, will then run between Ōimachi and Mizonokuchi.[3]

Future developments[edit]

Platform edge doors are scheduled to be installed at all stations on the line by 2020.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tokyu ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Tokyu) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Ueshin, Daisuke (17 March 2017). 東急田園都市線2020系、新型車両は「これまでにない新しさ」2018年春導入へ [New Tokyu Denentoshi Line 2020 series trains to be introduced in spring 2018]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ 大井町線の急行運転 accessed March 26, 2008
  4. ^ 2020年を目標に東横線・田園都市線・大井町線の全64駅にホームドアを設置します [Platform edge doors to be installed at all 64 stations on Toyoko Line, Den-en-toshi Line, and Oimachi Line]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyu Corporation. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

Coordinates: 35°31′55″N 139°29′40″E / 35.53194°N 139.49444°E / 35.53194; 139.49444