E217 series EMU on an Airport Narita service, August 2009
|Locale||Yokosuka Line, Sōbu line, Narita Line|
|First service||20 April 1991|
|Last service||16 March 2018|
|Current operator(s)||JR East|
|End||Narita Airport Terminal 1|
|Distance travelled||152.5 km (94.8 mi)|
|Class(es)||Standard + Green|
|Rolling stock||E217 series EMUs|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead|
The Airport Narita (エアポート成田, Eapōto Narita) was once a "Rapid" limited-stop suburban rail service in Greater Tokyo operated since April 1991 until March 2018 by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It ran from Kurihama to Narita Airport Terminal 1 via the Yokosuka, Sōbu, and Narita lines, with a total length of 152.5 km. Only trains heading towards Narita Airport were identified as Airport Narita; those on the return journey towards Tokyo were unnamed.
See Yokosuka Line for local trains.
See Sōbu Line (Rapid) for rapid trains.
Chiba - Tsuga - Yotsukaidō - Monoi - Sakura - Shisui - Narita - Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 - Narita Airport Terminal 1
All Airport Narita services were operated using E217 series electric multiple unit (EMU) trains.
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From the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2018, the name Airport Narita was discontinued on rapid services to Narita Airport, in order to avoid confusion with the limited express Narita Express services which also serve Narita International Airport.
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