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The Tsurumi Line (鶴見線 Tsurumi-sen) is a group of 3 railway lines operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Originally built to service the port and adjacent industrial area, the lines provide passenger services (especially for local workers) along a line between Tsurumi Station in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama and Ōgimachi Station in Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, and 2 short branches with a total length of track to 9.7 km. The gauge is 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), two sections of the line have double track and the line is electrified at 1,500 V DC.
Two Tsurumi Line 205-1100 series trains at Tsurumi Station, May 2006
|Locale||Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Rolling stock||205-1100 series|
|Line length||7.0 km (4.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) operates on three segments of the line, often to carry petroleum and other chemicals from the numerous refineries and factories in the area. The line is also used to carry jet fuel from the US Navy fuel depot near Anzen Station through the Musashino Line to Yokota Air Base in west Tokyo.
- All stations are located in Kanagawa Prefecture.
- All trains stop at every station, except for trains to/from Ōkawa which pass Musashi-Shiraishi.
Keikyu Main Line (Keikyū-Tsurumi)
|Asano||浅野||0.6||3.0||Tsurumi Line (Umi-Shibaura Branch)||∥|
|Anzen||安善||0.5||3.5||Tsurumi Line (Ōkawa Branch)||∥|
|Hama-Kawasaki||浜川崎||1.6||5.7||Nambu Line (Branch Line)||∨|
|Asano||浅野||-||3.0||Tsurumi Line (Main Line)||∥||Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama|
|Anzen||安善||-||3.5||Tsurumi Line (Main Line)||∥||Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama|
- 205-1100 series 3-car EMUs (since August 2004)
- KuMoHa 12 (Ōkawa Branch Line service, from December 1972 until March 1996)
- 72 series (from 1972 until January 1980)
- 101 series (from 1980 until March 1992)
- 103 series (from 2 August 1990 until 16 December 2005)
A shuttle bus for Toshiba employees at runs in a loop between Asano, Shin-Shibaura, and Umi-Shibaura stations on a schedule alternating with Tsurumi Line trains. Both the bus and the stops are marked with the Toshiba logo.
The Tsurumi Port Railway (鶴見臨港鉄道 Tsurumi Rinkō Tetsudō) opened the Bentembashi to Hama-Kawasaki line, including the branch to Okawa in 1926, and extended the mainline to Ogimachi in 1928. In 1930, the Tsurumi to Bentembashi section opened, the lines were electrified at 600 V DC, and passenger services commenced on both lines. The Asano to Shin-Shibaura section opened as a freight-only line in 1932, and was extended to Umi-Shibaura in 1940, with passenger services commencing upon the opening of the extension.
The company was nationalised in 1943, and in 1948 the voltage was increased to 1,500 V DC.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- "鶴見線に205系先頭車化改造車1100代が登場" [205-1100 series with modified end cars appear for Tsurumi Line]. Railway Journal. Japan: Tetsudō Journal. 38 (457): 92. November 2004.