|Odakyū Tama Line|
5200 series between Kurokawa and Haruhino
|Opened||1 June 1974|
|Line length||10.6 km|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
The Odakyū Tama Line (小田急多摩線 Odakyū Tama-sen ) is a railway line of a Japanese private railway company Odakyū Electric Railway, stretching 10.6 km in the southwestern portion of Greater Tokyo, from Shin-Yurigaoka to Karakida.
Used for the commuter service by the residents of Tama New Town, the largest "New Town" in Japan, rapid trains are often on the line, through to the terminus of the operator Shinjuku on the main line (Odawara Line) or downtown via Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. "Tama Express" trains terminate at Toride Station in Toride, Ibaraki, a opposite side of Tokyo. Limited Express service is also provided in the evening, with "Odakyū Romance Car" EMUs.
This line was built as a part of Tokyo Line 9, linked with Chiyoda Line and Odawara Line, such as in latest Transport Policy Council Report #18 in 2000, that from the Ministry of Transport (present Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MILT)).
Odakyū started its service on the first section, from Shin-Yurigaoka to Odakyū-Nagayama, on June 1, 1974. It was expanded to Tama Center, the central station of Tama New Town, on April 23, 1975. This section was constructed by the Japan Railway Construction Corporation (public, established by the national government, since renamed the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT)), while Odakyū operated it and paid repayment costs for the organization. On March 27, 1990, Odakyū opened Karakida station.
This line was constructed on double track, but Odakyū could not take a large part of the transport between Tokyo and Tama New Town. Delay of the quadrupling of the main Odawara Line prevented operating extra trains that were to connect the new town and the terminus of Shinjuku.
After 2000, when partially completing the construction, Odakyū started rapid train service on the Tama Line, and succeeded in increasing the number of passengers, shorting the cost time.
|Through operation to:||● Odakyū Odawara Line Shinjuku
● JR East Jōban Line Toride Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
|Shin-Yurigaoka*||新百合ヶ丘駅||-||0.0||21.5||●||●||Odakyū: Odawara Line (for Shinjuku, Odawara)||Asao, Kawasaki, Kanagawa|
|Odakyū-Nagayama*||小田急永山駅||1.9||6.8||28.3||●||●||Keiō: Sagamihara Line (Keiō-Nagayama）||Tama, Tokyo|
|Odakyū-Tama-Center*||小田急多摩センター駅||2.3||9.1||30.6||●||●||Keiō: Sagamihara Line (Keiō-Tama-Center)
Tama Toshi Monorail Line (Tama-Center)