Tōkyū Meguro Line

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The Tokyu Meguro Line (東急目黒線, Tōkyū Meguro-sen) is a railway line operated by Japanese private railway company Tokyu Corporation. As a railway line, the name is for the section between Meguro and Den-en-chōfu in southwest Tokyo, but nearly all trains run to Hiyoshi on a quad-tracked section of the Tōyoko Line in Yokohama, Kanagawa. Additionally, the Meguro line interoperates with the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line beyond Meguro.

Tokyu Meguro Line
MG
Overview
Native name東急目黒線
OwnerTokyu Corporation
LocaleTokyo
TerminiMeguro
Hiyoshi
Stations13
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Daily ridership388,982 (FY 2018)[1]
Technical
Line length11.9 km (7.4 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Meguro Line tracks run parallel with the Tōyoko Line between Den-en-chōfu and Hiyoshi stations (inside tracks - Meguro Line, outside tracks - Tōyoko Line)

HistoryEdit

  • 1923:
    • March 11: The line opens as the Meguro Line between Meguro and Maruko (now Numabe) (on the current Tamagawa Line). [2]
    • October: Meguro-Fudōmae station is renamed to Fudōmae station.
    • November 1: The line is extended from Maruko to Kamata, and the line is renamed to the Mekama line. [2]
  • 1924, June 1: Koyama becomes Musashi-Koyama.[1]
  • 1926, January 1: Chōfu and Tamagawa stations are renamed to Den-en-Chōfu and Maruko-Tamagawa stations respectively.[1]
  • 1928, August 1: Nishi-Koyama station opens.
  • 1931, January 1: Maruko-Tamagawa station is renamed again to Tamagawa-en-mae station.[1]
  • 1977, December 16: Tamagawa-en-mae station is renamed yet again to Tamagawa-en station.[1]
  • 1994, November 27: Den-en-Chōfu station moves underground.
  • 1997:
    • June 27: Ōokayama station moves underground.
    • July 27: Meguro station moves underground.
  • 1999, October 10: Fudōmae station is elevated.
  • 2000:
    • August 6: Service is split into two services, Meguro - Musashi-Kosugi and Tamagawa - Kamata. Tamagawa-en station is renamed to Tamagawa station[1] and one-man operation begins.[3]
    • September 26: Through service begins with the Tokyo Metro Namboku and Toei Mita Lines.[3]
  • 2001, March 28: Through service begins with the Saitama Rapid Railway line via the Namboku line.[3]
  • 2006:
    • July 2: As part of a grade separation project between Fudōmae and Senzoku, Musashi-Koyama and Nishi-Koyama stations move underground.[3]
    • September 25: Express service commences.[3]
  • 2008, June 22: Service extended to Hiyoshi.[3]

StationsEdit

No. Station Japanese Express Transfers Location
Through-running to/from the NTokyo Metro Namboku Line towards Urawa-Misono via the Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Through-running to/from the IToei Mita Line towards Nishi-Takashimadaira
MG01 I01 N01 Meguro 目黒 Shinagawa Tokyo
MG02 Fudō-mae 不動前  
MG03 Musashi-Koyama 武蔵小山
MG04 Nishi-Koyama 西小山  
MG05 Senzoku 洗足   Meguro
MG06 Ōokayama 大岡山 OM Tokyu Oimachi Line Ōta
MG07 Okusawa 奥沢   Setagaya
MG08 Den-en-chōfu 田園調布 TY Tokyu Toyoko Line Ōta
MG09 Tamagawa 多摩川
MG10 Shin-Maruko 新丸子 TY Tokyu Toyoko Line Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki Kanagawa
MG11 Musashi-Kosugi 武蔵小杉
MG12 Motosumiyoshi 元住吉 TY Tokyu Toyoko Line
MG13 Hiyoshi 日吉
Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama

RidershipEdit

Year Ridership
2010 321,677[4]
2011 324,052[5]
2012 332,590[6]
2013 342,041[7]
2014 347,884[8]
2015 358,274[9]
2016 368,386[10]
2017 379,212[11]
2018 388,982[1]

Rolling stockEdit

TokyuEdit

Other operatorsEdit

Former connecting linesEdit

  • Okusawa station - A 1 km 1067mm gauge line, electrified at 600 VDC, from Shin-Okusawa operated between 1928 and 1935, providing a connection to Yukigaya-Otsuka on the Tokyu Ikegami Line.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "TOKYU CORPORATION 2019-2020". Retrieved 18 Mar 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Tokyu Meguro Line". All About Japanese Trains. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "年譜 |東急電鉄". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  4. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2011-2012". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  5. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2012-2013". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  6. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2013-2014". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  7. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2014-2015". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  8. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2015-2016". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  9. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2016-2017". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  10. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2017-2018". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  11. ^ "TOKYU CORPORATION 2018-2019". www.tokyu.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-03-18.