The Nippori-Toneri Liner (日暮里・舎人ライナー, Nippori-Toneri-rainā) is an automated guideway transit (AGT) system between Nippori Station in Arakawa and Minumadai-shinsuikōen Station in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan. The line opened on March 30, 2008. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).
|Owner||Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei)|
|Type||Automated guideway transit|
|Rolling stock||300 series, 320 series, 330 series|
|Opened||30 March 2008|
|Line length||9.7 km (6.0 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Electrification||600 V DC third rail|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (35 mph)|
The fully elevated, double-tracked line is 9.7 km long with 13 stations, and it provides access to the Yamanote Line at both Nippori and Nishi-Nippori stations. A journey from end to end takes 20 minutes, compared to as long as 60 minutes by bus during rush hour.
The Nippori Toneri Liner is the most overused fully automated line in the world in ratio to its design capacity, at 189% between 7:11 am and 8:11 am between Nishi Nippori and Akado Shogakkomae stations. This crowding even rivals the most crowded train lines, slotting in between the Tokaido line in Tokyo and the Keihin Tohoku line.
All stations are located in Tokyo.
|Kumanomae||熊野前||0.6||2.3||Tokyo Sakura Tram (SA09)|
As of April 2020, services on the line are operated using:
- 300 series (5-car sets x 16, since March 2008)
- 320 series (5-car set x 1, since 10 May 2017)
- 330 series (5-car set x 3, since October 2015)
From its opening, the line has used a fleet of 300 series trainsets with stainless steel bodies. From 10 October 2015, one new 330 series trainset was introduced on the line. This five-car set was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and has an aluminium body. A new 320 series trainset (set 21) entered service on the line on 10 May 2017. Like the 330 series, this set has two pairs of sliding doors on the side of each car, and all seating is longitudinal bench seating.
The western part of Adachi is poorly served by public transport and planning of the line started in 1985, with the initial intention of constructing a full-fledged subway. However, this was scrapped due to the high cost and projected low ridership, and a more cost-efficient AGT system was selected instead. Construction of the line started in 1997, and service commenced on March 30, 2008. The main contractor was the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company, which also built the Toei Oedo Line.
- 平成20年度 運輸成績総表 Accessed March 8, 2010. (in Japanese)
- 日暮里・舎人ライナーが開業 Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2008. (in Japanese)
- 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 34. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
- 東京都交通局 日暮里・舎人ライナーに320形を導入 [320 series introduced on Toei Nippori-Toneri Liner]. Tetsudo Daiya Joho Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 46 no. 399. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. July 2017. p. 69.
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- Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation: Nippori-Toneri Line (in Japanese)
- Tokyo Bureau of Construction: Nippori-Toneri Line (in Japanese)