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Seibu Ikebukuro Line

Ikebukuro Station
Overview
Locale Kanto region
Termini Ikebukuro
Agano
Stations 31
Operation
Opened 15 April 1915
Owner Seibu Railway
Depot(s) Kotesashi
Technical
Line length 57.8 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Route map
Legend
Metro: Tokyo Metro
JR-E: East Japan Railway Company

Head stop
Motomachi-Chūkagai
Straight track
Yokohama Minatomirai Railway:
Straight track
  Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegArrow Blue Down 001.jpegMinato Mirai Line (thru in 2012)
Stop on track
Yokohama
Straight track
Tōkyū: Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegArrow Blue Down 001.jpegTōyoko Line (thru in 2012)
Unknown route-map component "extBHF"
(thru to Shibuya in 2008)
Head stop Unknown route-map component "extSTR"
Shin-Kiba
Straight track Unknown route-map component "extSTR"
left: Metro Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegArrow Blue Down 001.jpegYūrakuchō Line
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Unknown route-map component "extSTRrg" Unknown route-map component "etKRZt" Unknown route-map component "extSTRrf"
far left: Metro Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegMarunouchi Line
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Transverse terminus from left Unknown route-map component "tKRZ" Track turning from right
0.0 Ikebukuro
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Unknown route-map component "extSTR" Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Straight track
JR-E: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegTōhoku Main, TakasakiArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg
Unknown route-map component "tKRZ" Station on transverse track Track turning from right Straight track
and Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegShōnan-Shinjuku Arrow Blue Right 001.jpeglines
Unknown route-map component "tKBHFe" Station on transverse track Unknown route-map component "ABZ3lf" Unknown route-map component "KRZo"
JR-E: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegSaikyō LineArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg (Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegM-25 as Marunouchi Line)
Transverse track Station on transverse track Unknown route-map component "tBHF" Unknown route-map component "KRZo"
JR-E: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegYamanote LineArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg (Arrow Blue Right 001.jpegY-09 as Yūrakuchō Line)
Transverse track Transverse terminus from right Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Straight track
Tōbu: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegTōjō Line
Unknown route-map component "tBHF" Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Straight track
Metro: Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegFukutoshin Line
Unknown route-map component "tSTRrg" Unknown route-map component "tSTRrf" Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Unknown route-map component "eBHF"
Agariyashiki (till 1953)
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Unknown route-map component "tSTRrg" Unknown route-map component "tSTRrf" Station on track
1.9 Shiinamachi
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Abbreviated in this map Station on track
3.1 Higashi-Nagasaki
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Abbreviated in this map Unknown route-map component "eDST"
Seibu Shijō freight (till 1963)
Unknown route-map component "tABZld" Unknown route-map component "tABZrd" Station on track
4.3 Ekoda
Unknown route-map component "tCPICl" Unknown route-map component "tCPICr" Straight track
{{BSkm| - |2.6}} Kotake-Mukaihara (Y-06)
Unknown route-map component "tSTRrf" Unknown route-map component "tSTRlf" Unknown route-map component "tSTRlg" Straight track
Metro: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegYūrakuchō Line
Unknown route-map component "tHST" Straight track
{{BSkm| - |1.4}} Shin-Sakuradai
Exit tunnel Station on track
5.2 Sakuradai
Track turning left Junction from right
Unknown route-map component "tSTRrg" Unknown route-map component "tSTRq" Station on track Unknown route-map component "tBHFq"
{{BSkm|6.0|0.0}} Nerima (E-35 as Ōedo Line)
Unknown route-map component "tSTR" Track turning from left Junction to right
Toei: Arrow Blue Down 001.jpegŌedo LineArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg
Unknown route-map component "tBHF" End stop Straight track
{{BSkm| - |1.0}} Toshimaen (E-36 as Ōedo Line)
Station on track
7.5 Nakamurabashi
Station on track
8.3 Fujimidai
Station on track
9.5 Nerima-Takanodai
Station on track
10.6 Shakujii-kōen
Station on track
12.5 Ōizumi-gakuen
Station on track
14.1 Hōya
Station on track
16.4 Hibarigaoka
Station on track
17.8 Higashi-kurume
Station on track
19.6 Kiyose
Station on track
21.8 Akitsu
Station on transverse track Unknown route-map component "eABZ3lg" Unknown route-map component "KRZo"
JR-E: Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegMusashino LineArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg (Shin-Akitsu)
Unknown route-map component "exSTRlf" Unknown route-map component "eABZlg"
Freight bypass
Transverse track Junction from right
Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegHon-Kawagoe
Station on track
24.8 Tokorozawa
Junction to left Track turning from right
Seibu: Shinjuku Line
Track turning from left Unknown route-map component "KRZu" Track turning right
to Seibu Shinjuku
Station on track
{{BSkm|27.2|0.0}} Nishi-Tokorozawa
Junction to left Track turning from right
Seibu: Arrow Blue Down 001.jpegSayama Line
Straight track Stop on track
{{BSkm| - |1.8}} Shimo-Yamaguchi
Straight track End stop
{{BSkm| - |4.2}} Seibu Kyūjō-mae
Station on track
29.4 Kotesashi
Station on track
31.6 Sayamagaoka
Station on track
32.9 Musashi-Fujisawa
Unknown route-map component "eDST"
Shimohara freight (till 1982)
Station on track
35.9 Inariyama-kōen
Station on track
36.8 Irumashi
Unknown route-map component "eDST"
Kurosu freight (till 1953)
Station on track
39.7 Bushi
Station on track
41.0 Motokaji
Unknown route-map component "eDST"
Kasanui yard (till 2001)
Track turning from left Transverse track Unknown route-map component "KRZo"
Straight track Track turning from left Junction from right
JR-E: Arrow Blue Down 001.jpegHachikō LineArrow Blue Right 001.jpeg
Straight track Straight track End station
43.7 Hannō
Station on track Station on track
44.5 Higashi-Hannō
Track turning right Station on track
45.0 Kita-Hannō yard
Non-passenger station on track
46.5 Musashigaoka yard
Station on track
48.5 Koma
Station on track
51.3 Musashi-Yokote
Station on track
53.8 Higashi-Agano
Straight track
Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegIkebukuro Line
Unknown route-map component "exGRENZE legende" Station on track Unknown route-map component "exGRENZE legende"
{{BSkm|57.8|0.0}} Agano
Straight track
Arrow Blue Down 001.jpegSeibu Chichibu Line
Station on track
{{BSkm|61.4|3.6}} Nishi-Agano
Station on track
{{BSkm|64.1|6.3}} Shōmaru
Enter tunnel
Shōmaru Tunnel
Unknown route-map component "tDST"
{{BSkm|66.8|9.0}} Shōmaru Tunnel yard
Exit tunnel
Station on track
{{BSkm|70.2|12.4}} Ashigakubo
Unknown route-map component "eDST"
Higashi-Yokoze freight (till 1996)
Station on track
{{BSkm|74.2|16.4}} Yokoze
Straight track Head stop
Mitsumineguchi
Junction from left Junction to right
Bypass to Chichibu Railway
Junction to left Junction from right
Chichibu Railway: Arrow Blue Up 001.jpegArrow Blue Down 001.jpegMain Line
End station Station on track
{{BSkm|76.8|19.0}} Arrow Blue Left 001.jpegSeibu Chichibu Arrow Blue Right 001.jpegOhanabatake
Hannō Station
File:HigashiaganoJP11Jan2005-2.jpg
Agano Station

The Seibu Ikebukuro Line (西武池袋線 Seibu Ikebukuro-sen ?) is a commuter railway line of the Japanese private railway operator Seibu Railway. It originates at Ikebukuro Station, a large railway junction in north-western Tokyo, extending to northwest suburbs as far as Tokorozawa, Saitama, and nominally terminates at Agano Station.

The Seibu Chichibu Line from Agano to Seibu Chichibu Station is essentially an extension. The operation is however divided at Hannō Station, which has a switchback.

Contents

Branch lines

The Ikebukuro Line has three branches with through operation, apart from the Seibu Chichibu Line.

Toshima Line
1.0 km length, with Local trains through from Ikebukuro.
Seibu Yūrakuchō Line
The bypass to Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line, with Semi Expresses and Rapids from Hannō to Shin-Kiba Station, with Locals. The proper name of the line is with the operator's name, to distinguish it from Tokyo Metro.
Sayama Line
Through trains are operated on holidays and days of baseball games of Saitama Seibu Lions.

Line data

Tracks:

  • 4-track: Nerima to Nerima-Takanodai (3.5 km)
  • 2-track: Ikebukuro to Nerima (6.0 km), Nerima-Takanodai to Hannō (40.2 km), Kita-Hannō rail yard to Musashigaoka Rail yard (1.5 km)
  • 1-track: the remainder

History

The line opened 15 April 1915 as Musashino Line (武蔵野線 Musashinosen ?) (separate from the Musashino Line of JR East), by the then Musashino Railway (武蔵野鉄道 Musashino Tetsudō ?), the predecessor of the present Seibu Railway with the first section from Ikebukuro to Hannō. In 1922 the electrification began in three stages from Ikebukuro, until reaching Hannō in 1925. In the late 1920s, a second track was added from Ikebukuro to Hōya Station, and in 1929 the line was extended to Agano Station, the present nominal end. On March 25, 1952, the line was renamed to the Ikebukuro line, and throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the 2-track section was extended in stages until reaching Kasanui yard in 1969.

In 1969, the Seibu Chichibu Line was completed to Seibu Chichibu Station to begin thru operation from Ikebukuro; in 1989, bypass tracks were laid to the Chichibu Railway Main Line; and in 1998, through service via Seibu Yūrakuchō Line of Seibu to the Tokyo Metro's Yūrakuchō Line began to Shinkiba Station.

In 2001, a second track of 350 m was built to complete the double-track section from Ikebukuro to Hannō. At the same time, the elevated 4-track section from Nerima-Takanodai to Nakamurabashi opened. This elevated 4-track section was extended to Nerima in 2003.

Rapid services

The Ikebukuro Line has a number of rapid services to equalize the load of each trains to Ikebukuro especially in the morning hours.

Abbreviations here are for the table below, not formally used.

Local (各停 kakutei ?)
Stops at all stations. The longest operations are Ikebukuro to Hannō, through to Seibu Kyūjō-mae on Sayama Line, through to Toshimaen on Toshima Line. Also through from Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line to Kotesashi. Major sections of service are from Ikebukuro to Toshima-en, Hōya, from Shin-Kiba on Tokyo Metro to Kiyose, Shinsen Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to Kotesashi.
Semi-Express (準急 Junkyū ?) (SE)
Operated all day. Longest from Ikebukuro to Hannō and Seibu Kyūjō-mae. Through from Yūrakuchō Line to Hannō.
Comm. Semi-Express (通勤準急 Tsūkin Junkyū ?) (CSE)
Morning up and down, evening down on weekdays only. Ikebukuro to Tokorozawa, Kotesashi and Hannō, and Seibu Kyūjō-mae. In English it is shown as Semi-Exp., not distingusihable from the ordinary "Semi-Express" mentioned above.
Rapid (快速 Kaisoku ?) (Ra)
Morning and evening hours to/from Ikebukuro, daytime through to Yūrakuchō Line. Longest to Hannō (seasonally one service a day to Seibu Chichibu) and Seibu Kyūjō-mae.
Comm. Express (通勤急行 Tsūkin Kyūkō ?) (CE)
Morning hours only, one direction up from Hannō to Ikebukuro. Shown as "Express", in English not distinguishable from "Express" below.
Express (急行 Kyūkō ?) (Ex)
All day operation, from Ikebukuro to Hannō.
Rapid Exp. (快速急行 Kaisoku Kyūkō ?) (RE)
All day on weekdays from Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu. On holidays morning down and evening up, some through to Chichibu Railway.
Ltd. Exp. (特急 Tokkyū ?) (LE)
Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu, trains named Chichibu (ちちぶ ?), Musashi (むさし ?), charged for express service.

Stations

Local not shown.

  • S: stop; |: pass; S*: limited stop
Station SE CSE Ra CE Ex RE LE Location
Ikebukuro Line
Ikebukuro S S S S S S S Toshima Tokyo
Shiinamachi | | | | | | |
Higashi-Nagasaki | | | | | | |
Ekoda | | | | | | | Nerima
Sakuradai | | | | | | |
Seibu Yūrakuchō Line
Kotake-Mukaihara S   S         Nerima Tokyo
Shin-Sakuradai S S
Ikebukuro Line
Nerima S S S | | | | Nerima Tokyo
Toshima Line
Toshimaen               Nerima Tokyo
Ikebukuro Line
Nakamurabashi | | | | | | | Nerima Tokyo
Fujimidai | | | | | | |
Nerima-Takanodai | | | | | | |
Shakujii-kōen S | S S S S |
Ōizumi-gakuen S S | S | | |
Hōya S S | S | | | Nishi-
Tokyo
Hibarigaoka S S S | S S |
Higashi-Kurume S S S S | | | Higashi-
Kurume
Kiyose S S S | | | | Kiyose
Akitsu S S S | | | | Higashi-
Murayama
Tokorozawa S S S S S S S Tokorozawa Saitama
Nishi-Tokorozawa S S S S S | |
Sayama Line
Shimo-Yamaguchi S S S S S     Tokorozawa Saitama
Seibu Kyūjō-mae S S S S S
Ikebukuro Line
Kotesashi S S S S S S | Tokorozawa Saitama
Sayamagaoka S S S S S | |
Musashi-Fujisawa S S S S S | | Iruma
Inariyama-kōen S S S S S | O Sayama
Irumashi S S S S S S S Iruma
Bushi S S S S S | |
Motokaji S S S S S | |
Kasanui yard (Closed)               Hannō
Hannō S S S S S S S
Higashi-Hannō           S |
Kita-Hannō yard    
Musashigaoka yard     Hidaka
Koma S S*
Musashi-Yokote S |
Higashi-Agano S | Hannō
Agano S |
Nishi-Agano S |
Shōmaru S |
Shōmaru Tunnel yard     Yokoze, Chichibu
District
Ashigakubo S S*
(Closed) Higashi-Yokoze    
Yokoze S S
Seibu Chichibu S S Chichibu

References

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