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Seibu Shinjuku Line

Seibu Shinjuku Line 10000 series EMU on Koedo service
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanto region
Termini Seibu Shinjuku
Hon-Kawagoe
Stations 29
Operation
Opened 1894
Owner Seibu Railway
Depot(s) Minami-Iriso
Technical
Line length 47.5 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Route map
Legend
Unknown route-map component "tBHFq" Unknown route-map component "KRZt" Unknown route-map component "KRZt"
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line Shinjuku
Head station Straight track Straight track
0.0 Seibu-Shinjuku
Straight track Junction to left Unknown route-map component "KRZo"
JR East: Chūō Line to Takao, Shiojiri
Straight track Straight track Stop on track
Shin-Ōkubo
Station on track Straight track Station on track
2.0 Takadanobaba
Unknown route-map component "KRZu" Track turning right Straight track
JR East: Saikyo, Shonan Shinjuku lines
Unknown route-map component "KRZu" Transverse track Track turning right
JR East: Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro
Stop on track
3.2 Shimo-Ochiai
Unknown route-map component "tSTRq" Stop on track Unknown route-map component "tBHFq"
3.9 Nakai Toei: Ōedo Line
Stop on track
5.2 Araiyakushimae
Stop on track
6.1 Numabukuro
Stop on track
7.1 Nogata
Stop on track
8.0 Toritsukasei
Station on track
8.5 Saginomiya
Stop on track
9.8 Shimo-Igusa
Stop on track
10.7 Iogi
Stop on track
11.7 Kami-Igusa
Junction from left Non-passenger terminus from right
Kami-Shakujii Depot
Station on track
12.8 Kami-Shakujii
Station on track
14.1 Musashiseki
Station on track
15.3 Higashi-Fushimi
Station on track
16.3 Seibu-Yagisawa
Station on track
17.6 Tanashi
Station on track
19.9 Hanakoganei
Station on track
22.6 Kodaira
Junction to left Track turning from right
Seibu Haijima Line
Straight track End stop
Haijima from Seibu-Shinjuku
Station on track
24.6 Kumegawa
Straight track Head stop
Kokubunji from Shin-Tokorozawa
Junction from left Track turning right
Seibu Kokubunji Line
Station on track
26.0 Higashi-Murayama
Junction to left Track turning from right
Seibu Seibuen Line
Straight track End stop
Seibuen
Track turning from left Unknown route-map component "KRZu" Transverse abbreviated in this map
Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Hannō, Seibu Chichibu
Track turning left Junction from right
Station on track
28.9 Tokorozawa
Transverse abbreviated in this map Junction to right
Ikebukuro Line to Ikebukuro
Station on track
30.5 Kōkūkōen
Station on track
31.7 Shin-Tokorozawa
Non-passenger station on track
33.7 Minami-Iriso Signal Box
Junction to left Non-passenger terminus from right
Minami-Iriso Depot
Station on track
35.6 Iriso
Station on track
38.6 Sayamashi
Station on track
41.3 Shin-Sayama
Station on track
43.9 Minami-Ōtsuka
Unknown route-map component "eABZlf" Unknown route-map component "exKDSTr"
Seibu Ahina Line Ahina Freight Station
Non-passenger station on track
46.6 Wakita Signal Box
Unknown route-map component "KRZu"
JR East Kawagoe Line left to Ōmiya
Unknown route-map component "KRZu"
Tobu Tōjō Line left to Ikebukuro
End station
47.5 Hon-Kawagoe

Unknown route-map component "BHF_legende"
rapid trains stop
Unknown route-map component "HST_legende"
local trains only
Unknown route-map component "DST_legende"
signal yard, no passenger service

The Seibu Shinjuku Line (西武新宿線 Seibu Shinjuku sen ?) is a Japanese railway line owned by the private company Seibu Railway running from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo to Hon-Kawagoe Station in Kawagoe, Saitama.

The Shinjuku Line is one of two main lines of the Seibu Railway system along with the Ikebukuro Line. The two main lines cross at Tokorozawa Station in Tokorozawa, Saitama. The line serves the western suburbs of Tokyo, connecting them to Shinjuku and other areas of downtown Tokyo.

Contents

Description

Tracks
Double-track (except for 1.1 km of single track on approach to Hon-Kawagoe Station)

Trains

The line operates six types of train service: Local, Semi Express, Express, Commuter Express, Rapid Express Kawagoe and Limited Express Koedo as shown below. Limited Express trains use special cars and charge an extra fee.

Through operations to the branches such as the Haijima Line and the Kokubunji Line are frequent. Unlike other major railway lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, the line has no through access route to a subway station, Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei), lines, but is informally being proposed to the Tōzai Line at Takadonobaba station.

History

The oldest section of the Shinjuku Line is between Higashi-Murayama Station and Hon-Kawagoe Station. This section was built by Kawagoe Railway (川越鉄道 Kawagoe Tetsudō ?) as a part of its route between Kokubunji and Kawagoe in 1894. At that time the Kawagoe Railway worked as a branch of Kōbu Railway (present-day Chūō Main Line).

Following some mergers and name changes, Seibu Railway became the operator of the line then called the Kawagoe Line in 1922. In 1927, Seibu Railway built its new Murayama Line between Takadanobaba Station on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo and Higashi-Murayama Station to compete with Musashino Railway (武蔵野鉄道 Musashino Tetsudō ?) (present-day Seibu Ikebukuro Line) and the state-owned Chūō Main Line with the route being in the middle of the two.

In 1952, an extension from Takadanobaba to Seibu-Shinjuku Station was completed. At this time the line was renamed the Shinjuku Line, integrating the Murayama Line and the northern section of the Kawagoe Line. The new Seibu-Shinjuku terminal was built as a temporary station because Seibu had a plan to extend the line to Shinjuku Station. However this plan was later scrapped, and now the station has a permanent building with a high-rise hotel.

Stations

S: stop
|: pass
^: one direction
L: Local (各停) stop all stations, not shown
SE: Semi Express (準急)
E: Express (急行)
CE: Commuter Express (通勤急行)
RE: Rapid Express "Kawagoe" (快速急行 "川越" 号)
LE: Limited Express "Koedo" (特急 "小江戸")
Station SE E CE RE LE Location
Seibu-Shinjuku 西武新宿 S S S S S Tokyo
Takadanobaba 高田馬場 S S S S S
Shimo-Ochiai 下落合 | | ^ | |
Nakai 中井 | | ^ | |
Araiyakushimae 新井薬師前 | | ^ | |
Numabukuro 沼袋 | | ^ | |
Nogata 野方 | | ^ | |
Toritsukasei 都立家政 | | ^ | |
Saginomiya 鷺ノ宮 S S S | |
Shimo-Igusa 下井草 | | ^ | |
Iogi 井荻 | | ^ | |
Kami-Igusa 上井草 | | ^ | |
Kami-Shakujii 上石神井 S S S | |
Musashiseki 武蔵関 S | ^ | |
Higashi-Fushimi 東伏見 S | ^ | |
Seibu-Yagisawa 西武柳沢 S | ^ | |
Tanashi 田無 S S S S |
Hanakoganei 花小金井 S S ^ | |
Kodaira 小平 S S ^ | |
Kumegawa 久米川 S S ^ | |
Higashi-Murayama 東村山 S S S S |
Tokorozawa 所沢 S S S S S Saitama Prefecture
Kōkūkōen 航空公園 S S ^ | |
Shin-Tokorozawa 新所沢 S S S S |
Minami-Iriso Signal Box 南入曽信号場          
Iriso 入曽 S S ^ | |
Sayamashi 狭山市 S S S S S
Shin-Sayama 新狭山 S S ^ | |
Minami-Ōtsuka 南大塚 S S ^ | |
Wakita Signal Box 脇田信号場          
Hon-Kawagoe 本川越 S S S S S

See also

References

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