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The Tamagawa Line, or Seibu Tamagawa
Line (西武多摩川線 Seibu
Tamagawa Sen), part of the Seibu Railway system, is an 8.0 km
railway line in the western suburbs of Tokyo. The line runs from Musashi-Sakai Station on the Chūō Main
Line to Koremasa Station along the Tama River. The line has only six stations
and is not connected to any other part of the Seibu Railway system.
The line is single-track: trains travelling in opposite directions
pass each other as necessary at the stations, which are
The railroad was originally established in 1910 as a freight
line, conveying gravel from the Tama River, but freight operations ceased in
1967. In 1927, it was absorbed by the Seibu Railway.
Although the line is short, it provides access to the Tokyo University of
Foreign Studies, the Tokyo Racecourse, Ajinomoto
Stadium, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department police
school, many cemeteries (including Tokyo's largest, Tama Cemetery],
the American School in Japan, and
the Tama River.
Coordinates: 35°40′56″N 139°31′10″E / 35.68212°N