Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
|Tokyu Toyoko Line|
A Toyoko Line 5050 series EMU in 2010
|Daily ridership||1,119,453 (FY2010)|
|Opened||14 February 1926|
|Line length||24.2 km (15.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
The Tokyu Toyoko Line (東急東横線 Tōkyū Tōyoko-sen) is a major railway line connecting Tokyo (Shibuya) to Yokohama. The line is owned and operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation. The name of the line, Tōyoko (東横), is a combination of the first characters of Tōkyō (東京) and Yokohama (横浜).
- (各駅停車 Kakueki-teisha) L = Local
- (急行 Kyūkō) Ex = Express
- (通勤特急 Tsūkin Tokkyū) CE = Commuter Express
- (特急 Tokkyū) LE = Limited Express
- Seibu; weekends only) ST = S-Train (operated by
- O: stop; |: pass
|↑ Through-service to/from Shinrinkōen and Hannō via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Tobu Tojo Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line ↑|
|Naka-Meguro||中目黒||2.2||O||O||O||O|||||Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line||Meguro, Tokyo|
|Jiyūgaoka||自由が丘||7.0||O||O||O||O||O||Tokyu Oimachi Line|
|Den-en-chōfu||田園調布||8.2||O||O|||||||||||Tokyu Meguro Line||Ōta, Tokyo|
|Shin-Maruko||新丸子||10.3||O||||||||||||||Tokyu Meguro Line||Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki||Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Motosumiyoshi||元住吉||12.1||O||||||||||||||Tokyu Meguro Line|
|↓ Through-running to/from Motomachi-Chūkagai via the Minatomirai Line ↓|
- Tokyu 5050 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyu 5050-4000 series 10-car EMUs
- Y500 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyo Metro 7000 series 8/10-car EMUs (since September 2012)
- Tokyo Metro 10000 series 8/10-car EMUs (since September 2012)
- Tobu 9000 series 10-car EMUs (since March 2013)
- Tobu 50070 series 10-car EMUs (since March 2013)
- Seibu 6000 series 10-car EMUs (since March 2013)
- Seibu 40000 series 10-car EMUs (since 25 March 2017)
Former rolling stock
- Tokyu 1000 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyu 3000 series 8-car EMU
- Tokyu 8000 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyu 8090 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyu 8500 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyu 9000 series 8-car EMUs
- Tokyo Metro 03 series (until 15 March 2013)
The first section of the line from Tamagawa to Kanagawa (separate from the present Kanagawa of Keikyu) opened on 14 February 1926. The line was extended incrementally until the entire length from Shibuya to Sakuragichō in Yokohama was opened on 31 March 1932. On 29 August 1964, through service to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line via Naka-Meguro Station was started.
On 16 March 2013, the 1.4-kilometer section between Shibuya to Daikan-yama was replaced with an underground connection to the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. The original ground-level terminal platforms were closed after the last service at 1 am that morning. Just four hours later, at 5 am, trains began calling at a new set of underground platforms adjacent to those previously served only by the Fukutoshin Line. During this time, 1,200 workers shifted the track alignment at Daikan-yama Station along a pre-built incline, a notable engineering feat. Since that day, Tokyu and Yokohama Minatomirai Railway trains commenced through running onto the Fukutoshin Line and beyond. Tokyo Metro, Tobu, and Seibu also started operating their trains through to the Toyoko and Minatomirai Lines.
Incidents and accidents
- Tokyu ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from Tokyu) Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- 東京メトロ10000系が東横線・みなとみらい線で営業運転を開始 [Tokyo Metro 10000 series enters revenue service on Tokyu Toyoko and Minato Mirai Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
- 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 144. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9.
- Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 70–71. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- 安井功 (15 March 2013). さよなら東横線渋谷駅…大改造計画が始動. MSN Sankei News. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "さよなら「ヒビチョク」 副都心線乗り入れの陰で、菊名～北千住が３月１５日終幕". Kanaloco. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours". SoraNews24. Socio Corporation. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- 後続電車が追突し脱線 東横線、乗客19人けが一部区間で運転見合わせ [Later train collides and derails on the Tōyoko Line. 19 passengers injured, some services suspended]. Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "雪でブレーキ力低下か、ＡＴＣは作動 東横線事故" [Tōyoko Line incident. Were the brakes compromised due to the snow? The Automatic Train Control was operational.]. Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- 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.
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