TH Liner

The TH Liner (THライナー) is a limited-stop "Home Liner"-style service to and from Kuki Station in Saitama on the Tobu Isesaki Line operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway in Japan since June 2020.

TH Liner
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Tobu 70090 series used on TH Liner
Overview
Service typeHome Liner
StatusOperational
LocaleKanto region, Japan
First service6 June 2020
Current operator(s)Tobu Railway
Route
StartKuki (up)
Kasumigaseki (down)
EndEbisu (up)
Kuki (down)
Distance travelled59.9 km (37.2 mi)
Average journey time1 hour 30 minutes (up)
1 hour 17 minutes (down)
Service frequency2 (up), 5 (down)
Line(s) usedTobu Isesaki Line
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
On-board services
Class(es)Monoclass
Seating arrangementsForward facing 2+2
Catering facilitiesNone
Other facilitiesNo toilets
Technical
Rolling stock70090 series EMUs
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead
Operating speed100 km/h (60 mph)

Service outlineEdit

TH Liner services operate in the mornings on weekdays and weekdays in the "up" direction (two services) from Kuki in Saitama Prefecture to Ebisu in Tokyo, and in the evenings (weekdays and weekends) in the "down" direction (five services) from Kasumigaseki to Kuki.[1] In the up direction, a supplement of 580 yen (300 yen for children) is required for travel between the serviced Hibiya Line stations and Sengendai station, and 680 yen (350 yen for children) beyond as far as Kuki station. No supplementary fare is required for passengers boarding the service between Kasumigaseki to Ebisu.[1] All seats are reserved, and the supplementary tickets indicate which car to ride in.

Rolling StockEdit

TH Liner services are operated by a fleet of 70090 series 7-car electric multiple units (EMUs). Like their 50090 series counterparts, these sets are unusual in having rotating pairs of seats allowing them to be used with longitudinal seating on regular daytime services, and with transverse seating on TH Liner services.[1]

Station StopsEdit

Morning "Up" services start at Kuki and terminate at Ebisu. Evening "Down" services start at Kasumigaseki and terminate at Kuki. For the morning "up" services, the service only picks up passengers between Kuki and Shin-Koshigaya. Between Ueno and Ginza, passengers can only get off the train. Starting at Kasumigaseki, passengers may get on and off at any of the serviced Hibiya line stations until the terminus at Ebisu. For the evening "down" services, passengers can only get on the train at the Hibiya Line stations starting at Kasumigaseki. Starting at Shin-Koshigaya, passengers may only get off the train until the terminus at Kuki.

Route No. Name Japanese Up Down Transfers Location
H
Tokyo Metro
Hibiya Line
H02 Ebisu 恵比寿 Shibuya Tokyo
H03 Hiro-o 広尾 Minato
H04 Roppongi 六本木 E Toei Oedo Line (E-23)
H05 Kamiyacho 神谷町  
H06 Toranomon Hills 虎ノ門ヒルズ
H07 Kasumigaseki 霞ケ関 Chiyoda
H09 Ginza 銀座
Chūō
H13 Kayabacho 茅場町 T Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T-11)
H16 Akihabara 秋葉原 Chiyoda
H18 Ueno 上野 Taitō
TS
Tobu
Skytree Line
TS20 Shin-Koshigaya 新越谷 JM Musashino Line Koshigaya Saitama
TS24 Sengendai せんげん台  
TS27 Kasukabe 春日部   Tobu Urban Park Line (TD-10) Kasukabe
TS30 Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen 東武動物公園 Miyashiro
TI
Tobu
Isesaki Line
TI02 Kuki 久喜 JU Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line) Kuki

●: Stop, ○: Stop (only available for boarding), ◎: Stop (only available for getting off)

HistoryEdit

2019Edit

On 26 March 2019, The Tokyo Metro and private operator Tobu Railway revealed plans to operate a reserved-seat Home Liner service that would connect the Tobu Isesaki Line and the Hibiya Line.[2] The rolling stock for this service would be a new variant of the 70000 series introduced in 2017. Later on December 19, additional details were announced such as the name of the service, stopping pattern, and schedule.

2020Edit

On June 6, 2020 the TH Liner began service.[1][3]

See alsoEdit

List of named passenger trains of Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "TH Liner". tokyometro.jp. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "東武線・東京メトロ日比谷線相互直通列車に有料着席サービスを新たに導入します! 〜東武鉄道70000系をベースとした新造車両「70090型」を導入予定〜" (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). 東武鉄道/東京地下鉄. 2019-03-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  3. ^ "2020年6月6日(土)東武鉄道・東京メトロダイヤ改正 東武線・日比谷線相互直通列車に初の座席指定制列車「THライナー」が誕生!" (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). 東武鉄道/東京地下鉄. 2019-12-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2020-01-25.