Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line (東急田園都市線, Tōkyū Den'entoshi-sen, "Tokyu Garden City Line") is a major commuter line operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation and connecting south-western suburbs of Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa Prefecture, with its western terminus of Chūō-Rinkan, to a major railway junction of western downtown Tokyo, Shibuya. At Shibuya, nearly all the trains continue on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.
|Tokyu Den-en-Toshi Line|
A Tokyu 5000 series EMU in August 2018
|Daily ridership||1,274,503 daily (2017)|
|Opened||11 October 1963|
|Line length||31.5 km (19.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
The line's color on maps and station guides is green, and stations carry the prefix "DT" followed by a number.
On March 6, 1907, the Tamagawa Electric Railway (玉川電気鉄道, Tamagawa Denki Tetsudō, "Tamaden") opened the first section of the Tamagawa Line (玉川線) tramway (not to be confused with today's Tokyu Tamagawa Line) between Shibuya and what is now Futako-Tamagawa, using 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge. The branch from Sangen-Jaya Station opened on January 18, 1925, and was split off into the present Tokyu Setagaya Line in 1969. The underground portion was built in 1977, as a separate line (called the Shin-Tamagawa line), which was eventually merged in 2000.
Tama Den-En-Toshi PlanEdit
In 1953, Tokyu Group president Keita Gotō unveiled a "new town" planning scheme called the South-Western Area Development Plan. He envisioned new railway and freeway infrastructure (the latter being realized as the Tōmei Expressway) and large, clean houses for commuters working in Tokyo.
Development of the lineEdit
Tokyu has expanded the line to four tracks from Futako-Tamagawa to Mizonokuchi; most trains of the Ōimachi line run through this section to Mizonokuchi, with some local trains making the intermediate stops. This service began on June 2009, postponed from fiscal 2007. Ōimachi line trains, which are 5- or 7-car sets, will then run between Ōimachi and Mizonokuchi.
Nearly all trains on the Den-en-toshi Line are operated through to/from the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line using Tokyu, Tokyo Metro, and Tobu Railway 10-car EMUs. Around half of them continue beyond Oshiage, the terminus of the Hanzomon Line, to the Tobu Skytree Line (Kita-Koshigaya Station, Kita-Kasukabe Station and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station), Tobu Isesaki Line (Kuki Station), and Tōbu Nikkō Line (Minami-Kurihashi Station). At rush hour, an inbound train arrives every 2 minutes 10 seconds in the shortest.
The following three types of service are operated on the line.
- Local (各駅停車, Kakueki-teisha) (L)
- Stops at all stations. Eight services per hour in each direction during the daytime. Two of eight are not through service to the Hanzōmon Line.
- Semi-Express (準急, Junkyū) (SE)
- In the morning rush hour, all limited-stop services are semi-express.
- In the daytime, two services are operated per hour in each direction and connect to a local train at Shibuya (outbound only), Saginuma and Nagatsuta (inbound only).
- Express (急行, Kyūkō) (Ex)
- Not operated in morning rush hour. In the daytime, six services are operated per hour in each direction and two of six is through to the Ōimachi Line. Most express connect to a local train at Sangen-jaya (inbound only), Futako-tamagawa (outbound and through service to the Ōimachi Line), Saginuma and Nagatsuta.
Through trains to Ōimachi LineEdit
On weekends, two seven-car express trains per days are operated to/from Ōimachi and Nagatsuta. Also, a few trains are operated through to/from the Tōkyū Ōimachi Line to utilize forwardings to/from Saginuma depot, up to Ōimachi in the mornings, and down to Saginuma in the late evenings. These formations are 7-car sets, unlike the 10-car trains normally used on the line. A few express trains during the holidays also serve from Chūō-Rinkan in the mornings, down in the evenings.
|↑ Through-services to/from Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line ↑|
|Sangen-Jaya||三軒茶屋||3.3||O||O||O||Tōkyū Setagaya Line|
|Futako-Tamagawa||二子玉川||9.4||O||O||O||Tōkyū Ōimachi Line|
|Azamino||あざみ野||18.2||O||O||O||■ Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line|
|Minami-machida Grandberry Park||南町田グランベリーパーク||29.2||O||O||O|
|Chūō-Rinkan||中央林間||31.5||O||O||O||Odakyu Enoshima Line|
- The transfer between the Hanzomon Line and the Ginza Line at Shibuya is an out-of-system transfer since they are separate stations. Due to the distance between the two stations, transfers between the two lines are announced at Omotesandō.
- Tokyu 2020 series
- Tokyu 5000 series
- Tokyu 8500 series
- Tokyo Metro 8000 series
- Tokyo Metro 08 series
- Tobu 30000 series
- Tobu 50050 series
- Tokyu 2000 series
- Tokyu 8590 series
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