Tobu Skytree Line
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The Tobu Skytree Line (東武スカイツリーライン, Tōbu Sukaitsurii-rain) is a Japanese railway line operated by the private railway company Tobu Railway, extending from Asakusa Station in Tokyo to Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station in Saitama Prefecture. Some trains from the line continue to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line. Previously named the Tobu Isesaki Line, this section was rebranded the Tobu Skytree Line on 17 March 2012 in conjunction with the opening of the Tokyo Skytree tower.
|Tobu Skytree Line|
|Locale||Kantō (Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture)|
|Opened||March 17, 2012|
|Line length||41.0 km (25.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
Tobu Skytree Line
- quadruple: Tokyo Skytree − Hikifune 1.3 km, Kita-Senju − Kita-Koshigaya 18.9 km
- double: the rest
Note that Oshiage Station is officially an extension or part of Tokyo Skytree. The double tracks between Oshiage and Hikifune are thus the third and fourth tracks of the Tokyo Skytree − Hikifune section.
All-stations "Local" services operate from Asakusa to Kita-Senju, and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, and onward to Minami-Kurihashi on the Tōbu Nikkō Line. Some peak-hour Local services from Asakusa terminate at Takenotsuka, Kita-Koshigaya, or Kita-Kasukabe.
The Skytree Line has trains that inter-run with two Tokyo Metro subway lines. One is the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line connected at Kitasenju, with all-stations "Local" trains only. The other is the Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line at Oshiage, with rapid trains of Tobu. Beyond Shibuya, the terminus of the Hanzomon Line, nearly all trains continue to and from to the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, down to the terminus Chūō-Rinkan.
Stops and operated sections are as of 2013.
- Local (普通, Futsū) (announced as Kakueki Teisha (各駅停車) or kakutei (各停) for short) (L)
- Section Semi-Express (区間準急, Kukan Junkyū) (SSE)
- Between Asakusa and Kita-Koshigaya, Kita-Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi (Isesaki Line) or Minami-Kurihashi (Nikkō Line). 6 cars.
- Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SmE)
- Early morning and late night. Down to Kita-Koshigaya, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki or to Minami-Kurihashi on the Nikkō Line through from Chūō-Rinkan on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line via the Hanzomon Line. 10 cars.
- Section Express (区間急行, Kukan Kyūkō) (SE)
- Between Asakusa and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi (Isesaki Line) or Minami-Kurihashi (Nikkō Line). 6 cars.
- Express (急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)
- From morning to night. Down to Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki (nearly half to Minami-Kurihashi on the Nikkō Line), through from Chūō-Rinkan on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line via Hanzōmon Line. 10 cars.
- Limited Express (特急, Tokkyū) (LE)
- Stops not shown. Charged for seat reservation and rapid service. Mainly through to the Nikkō Line for the Nikko area named Kegon (けごん), Kirifuri (きりふり), Shimotsuke (しもつけ) and Kinu (きぬ) and Revaty Kinu (リバティきぬ) and Revaty Aizu (リバティ会津) and Revaty Kegon (リバティけごん). Some through to Isesaki from Asakusa, sole direct service named Ryōmō (りょうもう) and Revaty Ryōmō (リバティりょうもう). Some through to/from Kuki from/to Ebisu on Hibiya Line, sole direct service named TH Liner (THライナー). Some through to Kasukabe from Asakusa, sole direct service named Skytree Liner (スカイツリーライナー). Some through Ōmiya/Kashiwa from Asakusa, sole direct service named Urbanpark Liner (アーバンパークライナー).
- S: Stop
- *1: To Naka-Meguro on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
- *2: To Chūō-Rinkan on Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line via Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
- *3: Through to Nikkō Line
- *4: Through to Isesaki Line
- *5: Terminating Services from Naka-Meguro on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
- *6: Terminating Services from Chūō-Rinkan on Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line via Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
- KN・KG: The stations which are marked "KN・KG" in the row are made a stop by Limited Express Kinu and Kegon trains
- R: The stations which are marked "R" in the row are made a stop by Limited Express Ryomo trains trains
- RV: The stations which are marked "RV" in the row are made a stop by Limited Express Revaty Kinu and Revaty Kegon and Revaty Aizu and Revaty Ryomo trains trains
- SL: The stations which are marked "SL" in the row are made a stop by Inbound Limited Express Skytree Liner trains
- UL: The stations which are marked "UL" in the row are made a stop by
outbound Limited Express Urbanpark Liner trains
- TH: The stations which are marked "TH" in the row are made a stop by Limited Express TH Liner trains
- KF: The stations which are marked "KF" in the row are made a stop by Limited Express Kirifuri trains
- LE: Limited Express names marked "*" in the row make a stop stations on partly services.
|Hikifune||曳舟||2.4||S||S||S||S||S||*KN・KG/*R/*RV/SL/UL/*KF||Tobu Kameido Line|
|Ushida||牛田||6.0||S||S||S||↕||Keisei Main Line|
|Nishiarai||西新井||11.3||S||S||S||S||S||↕||Tobu Daishi Line|
|Kasukabe||春日部||35.3||S||S||S||S||S||KN・KG/*RV/SL/UL/KF/TH||Tobu Urban Park Line (TD-10)|
- The station for the Tsukuba Express is located 600 m to the west of this station. Due to the distance between these two stations, transfers for the Tsukuba Express are announced at Kita-Senju.
As of March 2020
- Tobu 10000 series (since 1984)
- Tobu 100 series (6-car EMUs, since 1990)
- Tobu 50050 series (10-car EMUs, since 2006)
- Tobu 70000 series (7-car EMUs, since 7 July 2017)
- Tobu 70090 series (7-car EMUs, since 2020)
- Tokyo Metro 08 series (10-car EMUs, since 2003)
- Tokyo Metro 8000 series (10-car EMUs, since 1981)
- Tokyo Metro 13000 series (7-car EMUs, since 25 March 2017)
- Tokyu 2020 series (10-car EMUs, since 1 October 2018)
- Tokyu 5000 series (10-car EMUs, since 2002)
- Tokyu 8500 series (10-car EMUs, since 1975)
The former Skytree Train and Kirifuri limited express, Rapid, and Section Rapid services were discontinued from the start of the revised timetable on 21 April 2017.
- Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 222. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- Tobu Timetable, 16 March 2013 p.2-65
- ２００６東武鉄道通勤車両カタログ [2006 Tobu Railway Commuter Rolling Stock Catalogue]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 35 no. 263. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. March 2006. pp. 21–26.
- 東武70000系が営業運転を開始 [Tobu 70000 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 8 July 2017. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- 東京メトロ13000系が本格的な営業運転を開始 [Tokyo Metro 13000 series enters full revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 27 March 2017. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- Ueshin, Daisuke (20 April 2017). 東武スカイツリーライン快速・区間快速ラストラン、300型が最後の定期運行 [Final run for Tobu Skytree Line Rapid and Section Rapid and last regular runs for 300 series]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. Archived from the original on 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
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