Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line

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The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line (東急田園都市線, Tōkyū Den'entoshi-sen, "Tokyu Garden City Line") is a major commuter line operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation and connecting south-western suburbs of Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa Prefecture, with its western terminus of Chūō-Rinkan, to a major railway junction of western downtown Tokyo, Shibuya. At Shibuya, nearly all the trains continue on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.

Tokyu Den-en-Toshi Line
Tokyu 5000 Series 5113F DT Line 20180203.jpg
A Tokyu 5000 series EMU in August 2018
Native name東急田園都市線
OwnerTokyu Corporation
LocaleKantō Region
TypeCommuter rail
Daily ridership1,274,503 daily (2017)[1]
Opened11 October 1963
Line length31.5 km (19.6 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Denentoshi line crossing Tama River, south of Futako-Tamagawa Station

The line's color on maps and station guides is green, and stations carry the prefix "DT" followed by a number.[2]


Den-en-toshi Line was built underneath the road

Prewar predecessorsEdit

On March 6, 1907, the Tamagawa Electric Railway (玉川電気鉄道, Tamagawa Denki Tetsudō, "Tamaden") opened the first section of the Tamagawa Line (玉川線) tramway (not to be confused with today's Tokyu Tamagawa Line) between Shibuya and what is now Futako-Tamagawa, using 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge. The branch from Sangen-Jaya Station opened on January 18, 1925, and was split off into the present Tokyu Setagaya Line in 1969. The underground portion was built in 1977, as a separate line (called the Shin-Tamagawa line), which was eventually merged in 2000.[3]

Tama Den-En-Toshi PlanEdit

In 1953, Tokyu Group president Keita Gotō unveiled a "new town" planning scheme called the South-Western Area Development Plan. He envisioned new railway and freeway infrastructure (the latter being realized as the Tōmei Expressway) and large, clean houses for commuters working in Tokyo.[4]

Development of the lineEdit

Through service was extended beyond Suitengūmae to Oshiage on March 19, 2003, allowing through service with the Isesaki Line and Nikkō Line of Tobu Railway.[4]

Tokyu has expanded the line to four tracks from Futako-Tamagawa to Mizonokuchi; most trains of the Ōimachi line run through this section to Mizonokuchi, with some local trains making the intermediate stops. This service began on June 2009, postponed from fiscal 2007. Ōimachi line trains, which are 5- or 7-car sets, will then run between Ōimachi and Mizonokuchi.[5]

Future developmentsEdit

Platform edge doors are scheduled to be installed at all stations on the line by 2020.[6]


Nearly all trains on the Den-en-toshi Line are operated through to/from the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line using Tokyu, Tokyo Metro, and Tobu Railway 10-car EMUs. Around half of them continue beyond Oshiage, the terminus of the Hanzomon Line, to the Tobu Skytree Line (Kita-Koshigaya Station, Kita-Kasukabe Station and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station), Tobu Isesaki Line (Kuki Station), and Tōbu Nikkō Line (Minami-Kurihashi Station).[7] At rush hour, an inbound train arrives every 2 minutes 10 seconds in the shortest.

Service typesEdit

The following three types of service are operated on the line.[7]

  Local (各駅停車, Kakueki-teisha) (L)
Stops at all stations. Eight services per hour in each direction during the daytime. Two of eight are not through service to the Hanzōmon Line.
  Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SE)
In the morning rush hour, all limited-stop services are semi-express.
In the daytime, two services are operated per hour in each direction and connect to a local train at Shibuya (outbound only), Saginuma and Nagatsuta (inbound only).
  Express (急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)
Not operated in morning rush hour. In the daytime, six services are operated per hour in each direction and two of six is through to the Ōimachi Line. Most express connect to a local train at Sangen-jaya (inbound only), Futako-tamagawa (outbound and through service to the Ōimachi Line), Saginuma and Nagatsuta.

Through trains to Ōimachi LineEdit

On weekends, two seven-car express trains per days are operated to/from Ōimachi and Nagatsuta. Also, a few trains are operated through to/from the Tōkyū Ōimachi Line to utilize forwardings to/from Saginuma depot, up to Ōimachi in the mornings, and down to Saginuma in the late evenings. These formations are 7-car sets, unlike the 10-car trains normally used on the line. A few express trains during the holidays also serve from Chūō-Rinkan in the mornings, down in the evenings.[citation needed]


No. Name Japanese Distance (km) L SE Ex Transfers Location
Through-services to/from Z Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line


Shibuya 渋谷 0.0 O O O Shibuya Tokyo
DT02 Ikejiri-Ōhashi 池尻大橋 1.9 O O |   Setagaya
DT03 Sangen-Jaya 三軒茶屋 3.3 O O O SG Tōkyū Setagaya Line
DT04 Komazawa-Daigaku 駒沢大学 4.8 O O |  
DT05 Sakura-shimmachi 桜新町 6.3 O O |  
DT06 Yōga 用賀 7.6 O O |  
DT07 Futako-Tamagawa 二子玉川 9.4 O O O OM Tōkyū Ōimachi Line
DT08 Futako-Shinchi 二子新地 10.1 O | |   Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki Kanagawa
DT09 Takatsu 高津 10.7 O | |  
DT10 Mizonokuchi 溝の口 11.4 O O O
DT11 Kajigaya 梶が谷 12.2 O | |  
DT12 Miyazakidai 宮崎台 13.7 O | |   Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki
DT13 Miyamaedaira 宮前平 14.7 O | |  
DT14 Saginuma 鷺沼 15.7 O O O  
DT15 Tama-Plaza たまプラーザ 17.1 O O O   Aoba-ku, Yokohama
DT16 Azamino あざみ野 18.2 O O O Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
DT17 Eda 江田 19.3 O | |  
DT18 Ichigao 市が尾 20.6 O | |  
DT19 Fujigaoka 藤が丘 22.1 O | |  
DT20 Aobadai 青葉台 23.1 O O O  
DT21 Tana 田奈 24.5 O | |  
DT22 Nagatsuta 長津田 25.6 O O O Midori-ku, Yokohama
DT23 Tsukushino つくし野 26.8 O O |   Machida Tokyo
DT24 Suzukakedai すずかけ台 28.0 O O |  
DT25 Minami-machida Grandberry Park 南町田グランベリーパーク 29.2 O O O  
DT26 Tsukimino つきみ野 30.3 O O |   Yamato Kanagawa
DT27 Chūō-Rinkan 中央林間 31.5 O O O   Odakyu Enoshima Line


  1. ^ The transfer between the Hanzomon Line and the Ginza Line at Shibuya is an out-of-system transfer since they are separate stations. Due to the distance between the two stations, transfers between the two lines are announced at Omotesandō.

Rolling stockEdit




  1. ^ "2018 getting on and off personnel | Tokyu Corporation". Archived from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Route|Tokyu Corporation". Tokyu Corporation. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  3. ^ "Tokyu Denentoshi Line". All About Japanese Trains. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  4. ^ a b "年譜 |東急電鉄". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  5. ^ 大井町線の急行運転 Archived 2008-03-22 at the Wayback Machine accessed March 26, 2008
  6. ^ 2020年を目標に東横線・田園都市線・大井町線の全64駅にホームドアを設置します [Platform edge doors to be installed at all 64 stations on Toyoko Line, Den-en-toshi Line, and Oimachi Line]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyu Corporation. 9 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Den-en-toshi Line Chuo-Rinkan Timetable | Tokyu Corporation". transfer.navitime.biz. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  8. ^ Ueshin, Daisuke (17 March 2017). 東急田園都市線2020系、新型車両は「これまでにない新しさ」2018年春導入へ [New Tokyu Denentoshi Line 2020 series trains to be introduced in spring 2018]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

Coordinates: 35°31′55″N 139°29′40″E / 35.53194°N 139.49444°E / 35.53194; 139.49444