Shizuoka Railway Shizuoka–Shimizu Line

The Shizuoka–Shimizu Line (静岡清水線, Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen) is a railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, between Shin-Shizuoka in Aoi Ward and Shin-Shimizu in Shimizu Ward, all within the city of Shizuoka. This is the only line operated by the private railway operator Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu).

Shizuoka-Shimizu Line
Overview
Native name静岡清水線 (Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen)
LocaleShizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
TerminiShizuoka
Shin-Shimizu
Stations15
Service
Operator(s)Shizuoka Railway
History
OpenedMay 18, 1908 (1908-05-18)
Technical
Line length11 km (6.8 mi)
Number of tracksdouble
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification600 V DC
Route map
Shizuoka Railway Linemap.svg
A 3000 series EMU
Shin-Shizuoka station, built with Shinshizuoka-Center Department Store, a part of Shizutetsu Group

ServicesEdit

The line has a fairly frequent service, with local services operating every 5-6 minutes during rush hours, and every 6-8 minutes during the daytime and at weekends, linking Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu in 22 minutes. In addition, express services run in the mornings every 12 minutes, linking the two stations in 16-18 minutes. [1][2] All the train sets are formed of two cars, and are driver-only operated. All the stations accept LuLuCa, a smart card ticketing system. They accept PiTaPa and ICOCA as well.

StationsEdit

● indicate that the service will stop at that station, ↑ ↓ indicate that it will pass the station.

No. Station Japanese Commuter Express Express Distance (km) Transfers Location
S01 Shin-Shizuoka 新静岡 0.0 Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
S02 Hiyoshichō 日吉町 0.3
S03 Otowachō 音羽町 0.8
S04 Kasugachō 春日町 1.5
S05 Yunoki 柚木 2.0
S06 Naganuma 長沼 3.1 Tōkaidō Main Line (at Higashi-Shizuoka)
S07 Furushō 古庄 3.8
S08 Ken-Sōgō Undōjō 県総合運動場 4.8 Suruga-ku, Shizuoka
S09 Kenritsu-Bijutsukan Mae 県立美術館前 5.7 Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka
S10 Kusanagi 草薙 6.4 Tōkaidō Main Line
S11 Mikadodai 御門台 7.4
S12 Kitsunegasaki 狐ヶ崎 8.3
S13 Sakurabashi 桜橋 10.0
S14 Irieoka 入江岡 10.3
S15 Shin-Shimizu 新清水 11.0 Tōkaidō Main Line (at Shimizu)

Rolling stockEdit

  • 1000 series EMUs
  • A3000 series two-car EMUs (since 24 March 2016)

The first of a new fleet of A3000 series two-car electric multiple unit (EMU) trains entered service on 24 March 2016.[3]

HistoryEdit

The line opened in 1908 as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge line to the Shin-Shimizu wharf, and was regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 600 V DC in 1920. The line was double-tracked in sections between 1925 and 1930 except the section to the wharf, which closed in 1945.[citation needed]

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1979.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ "Furusho Station Timetable" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Shin-Shizuoka Station Timetable" (PDF).
  3. ^ 静岡鉄道A3000形が営業運転を開始 [Shizuoka Railway A3000 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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