Sōbu Line (Rapid)
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The Sōbu Line (Rapid) (Japanese: 総武快速線, Japanese pronunciation: [Sōbu-kaisoku-sen]) is a railway service on the Sōbu Main Line in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Tokyo Station in Chūō, Tokyo with Chiba Station in Chūō-ku, Chiba via the cities of Ichikawa, Funabashi, and Narashino.
|Sōbu Line (Rapid)|
|Locale||Tokyo, Chiba prefectures|
|Daily ridership||693,998 (daily 2015)|
|Line length||60.2 km (37.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
Rapid services on the Sōbu Line are primarily operated between Tokyo and Chiba, although there are many through services onto the Yokosuka Line as well as some through services operated from the Yokosuka Line via Tokyo terminating at Tsudanuma. During weekday morning peak periods Tokyo-bound trains arrive once every 3.2 minutes; this is reduced to 10 Chiba-bound trains per hour during weekday evening peak periods. At other times there are approximately six trains per hour. There are many through services operated onto other lines.
Commuter rapid trains, operated during weekday peak periods in the mornings and evenings, make fewer stops than normal rapid trains. There are two Zushi-bound trains from Narita in the morning and a single Narita-bound train from Tokyo in the evening.
- Kazusa-Ichinomiya on the Sotobō Line
- Kimitsu on the Uchibō Line
- Narita Airport via Narita on the Narita Line
- Kashima-Jingū on the Kashima Line
- Narutō on the Sōbu Main Line
Home Liner ChibaEdit
(Shinjuku – Akihabara) / Tokyo – Tsudanuma – Inage – Chiba
Limited Express AyameEdit
- For information on local services between Kinshichō and Chiba, see the Chūō-Sōbu Line article.
- Trains stop at stations marked "●" and pass those marked "｜".
|Through services to Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Ofuna, Kamakura, Zushi and Kurihama|
|Shin-Koiwa||新小岩||5.2||10.0||●||｜||Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB25)||Katsushika|
|Ichikawa||市川||5.4||15.4||●||｜||Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB27)||Ichikawa||Chiba|
|Inage||稲毛||9.2||35.9||●||｜||Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB37)||Inage-ku, Chiba|
|Through services to:|
Note: Special Rapid service was discontinued on 4 March 2017.
Limited express serviceEdit
Rolling stock used in the pastEdit
- 113 series (from October 1980 to December 1999)
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- Stations of the Sōbu Line (Rapid) (unofficial) (in Japanese)