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The Seibu Yūrakuchō Line (西武有楽町線, Seibu Yūrakuchō-sen) is an underground commuter railway line operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway in Japan. The line links the Seibu Ikebukuro Line at Nerima Station with the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line at Kotake-Mukaihara Station in Nerima, Tokyo.

Seibu Yūrakuchō Line
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A lineup of Seibu Yūrakuchō Line rolling stock, June 2009
Overview
TypeCommuter rail
LocaleNerima, Tokyo
TerminiNerima
Kotake-Mukaihara
Stations3
Operation
OwnerSeibu Railway
Technical
Line length2.6 km (1.6 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC, overhead catenary

StationsEdit

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Semi express Rapid Rapid express S-Train Transfers Location
Through service to/from Seibu Ikebukuro Line
SI06 Nerima 練馬 0.0 O O O | Seibu Ikebukuro Line (through service)
Seibu Toshima Line
  Toei Oedo Line
Nerima, Tokyo
SI38 Shin-Sakuradai 新桜台 1.4 O O O |  
SI37 Kotake-Mukaihara 小竹向原 2.6 O O O |   Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line
  Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
Through service to/from Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Rolling stockEdit

Seibu trainsEdit

Tokyo Metro trainsEdit

Tokyu trainsEdit

Past rolling stockEdit

HistoryEdit

The line started out with the section between Shin-Sakuradai and Kotake-Mukaihara, and began through operations with the TRTA (now Tokyo Metro) Yūrakuchō Subway Line. At this point, the line did not connect with any other Seibu Line, so only TRTA trainsets were used. In 1994, the line was extended from Shin-Sakuradai to Nerima, connecting with the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Because of track elevation work at Nerima, only one track was used. Later in 1998, the section between Shin-Sakuradai and Nerima became double-tracked, and through services with the Ikebukuro Line began.

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Seibu Yurakucho Line stations numbered prefixed with the letters "SI" (part of the Seibu Ikebukuro group of lines).[1]

From 10 September 2012, 10-car 5050-4000 series sets entered revenue service on the Seibu Yurakucho Line and Seibu Ikebukuro Line, with inter-running through to the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (PDF). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ 東急5050系が西武鉄道池袋線で営業運転開始 [Tokyu 5050 series enters service on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.