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The Keio New Line (京王新線 Keio Shinsen) is a 3.6 km link which connects
Line from Sasazuka Station in Shibuya to Shinjuku
Station with through service on to the Shinjuku
Line of the Tokyo
Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation.
- Length: 3.6 km
- Gauge: 1372 mm
- Stations: 4
The Keio New Line began operation on October 30, 1978. With the
completion of the last segment of the Toei Shinjuku Line, through service
operations began on March 30, 1980.
The Keio New Line generally follows the main Keiō Line along
National Route 20 (Kōshū Kaidō) on a deeper route. Except for
a short segment just before Sasazuka Station, the entire line is
Because the line was built to normal railway standards and not
to subway standards, only specially-designed trains can travel
along the Keio New Line. However, since new train cars are being
designed to be able to operate on above-ground and below-ground
tracks there is no real point to the differentiation. All trains
going west of Sasazuka Station start and arrive at
Shinjuku Station. During events at the Tokyo Racecourse, there are express
trains that run from Fuchūkeibaseimonmae Station to Shinjuku station.
The Keio New Line shares the same platforms with the Toei Shinjuku
Line at Shinjuku Station. From here trains
travel west-southwest. At Hatsudai Station, the westbound
platform is two floors underground while the eastbound one is three
floors underground. (Both platforms are on the north side of the
station.) At Hatagaya Station both platforms are
two floors underground with platforms on either side of the two
central tracks. From this point, the Keio New line diverges from
the Kōshū Kaidō and heads towards the Keiō Line further south. The Keiō Line runs along
the outside of the New Line on an elevated viaduct over Prefectural
Road 420 (Nakano Dori) until Sasazuka Station.
Since most trains connecting to the Keio New Line from the Toei Shinjuku
Line run as far as Sasazuka Station, both the Keiō Line and Toei Shinjuku
Line operations are being unified.
- Although there are four types of trains that travel along the
Keio New Line segment (local, rapid, commuter rapid, and express),
all trains within the Keio New Line stop at every station.
- There are trains that start and finish at each station listed
below (as of April 2006).
and Hatagaya Stations: Only on the New Line
All Keiō Line trains bypass Hatsudai and Hatagaya stations,
which are located on the Keio New Line. Customers traveling to
Hatsudai and Hatagaya are directed to board at Shinsen Shinjuku
Station, but those not used to the system often mistakenly board at
the main Keiō Line station. (While Hatsudai and Hatagaya stations
are served by both the Keio New Line and the Toei Shinjuku Line,
those lines are not usually referred to together.)
The old Keiō Line platform at Hatsudai still exists and is used
to store building materials.