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|Industry|| Public transport |
|Predecessor||Keio Electric Railway|
|Founded||Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (June 1, 1948 )|
|Kan Katō, President & CEO|
|Revenue||¥429.19 billion (FY2008)|
|Total assets||¥660.161 billion (FY2008)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries|| Keio Dentetsu Bus |
Keio Department Store
Keio Plaza Hotel
Keio Corporation (京王電鉄株式会社, Keiō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO : 9008) is a private railway operator in Tokyo, Japan, and the central firm of the Keio Group (京王グループ, Keiō Gurūpu) that is involved in transport, retail, real estate and other industries.
The name "Keio" (京王) is derived from taking one character each from the places through which the railway runs: "Tōkyō" (東京) and "Hachiōji" (八王子). The Keio railway network connects the western suburbs of Tokyo (Chōfu, Fuchū, Hachiōji, Hino, Inagi, Tama) and Sagamihara in Kanagawa with central Tokyo at Shinjuku Station.
The Keio network is based around the central Keiō Line, 37.9 km, 32 stations.
|Line||Section||Station No.||Length (km)||Stations||Date opened||Maximum|
|Keiō Line||Shinjuku - Keiō Hachiōji||01, 04-34||37.9||32||April 15, 1913||110|
|Keiō Sagamihara Line||Chōfu - Hashimoto||18, 35-45||22.6||12||1916||110|
|Keiō Takao Line||Kitano - Takaosanguchi||33, 48-53||8.6||7||March 20, 1931||105|
|Keiō Inokashira Line||Shibuya - Kichijōji||01-17||12.7||17||1934||90|
|Keiō New Line||Shinjuku - Sasazuka||01-04||3.6||4||1980|
|Keiō Dōbutsuen Line||Takahatafudō - Tama-Dōbutsukōen||29, 47||2.0||2||April 29, 1964|
|Keiō Keibajō Line||Higashi-Fuchū - Fuchū-Keiba-Seimon-mae||23, 46||0.9||2||April 29, 1955|
The Keio Inokashira Line does not share track with the Main Line. It intersects with the Keio Line at Meidaimae Station.
The company's earliest predecessor was the Nippon Electric Railway (日本電気鉄道) founded in 1905. In 1906 the company was reorganized as the Musashi Electric Railway (武蔵電気鉄道), and in 1910 was renamed yet again to Keio Electric Tramway (京王電気軌道). It began operating its first stretch of railway between Sasazuka and Chōfu in 1913. By 1923, Keiō had completed its main railway line (now the Keiō Line) between Shinjuku and Hachiōji. Track along the Fuchū – Hachiōji section was originally laid in 1,067 mm gauge by the Gyokunan Electric Railway (玉南電気鉄道); it was later changed to match the rest of the line's 1,372 mm gauge.
The Inokashira Line began operating in 1933 as a completely separate company, Teito Electric Railway (帝都電鉄). This company had also planned to link Ōimachi with Suzaki (now Kōtō ward), though this never materialized. In 1940, Teito merged with the Odakyu Electric Railway, and in 1942 the combined companies were merged by government order into Tōkyō Kyūkō Dentetsu (東京急行電鉄) (now Tokyu Corporation).
In 1947, the shareholders of Tokyu voted to spin off the Keio and Inokashira lines into a new company, Keiō Teito Electric Railway (京王帝都電鉄). The Teito name was dropped in 1998 in favor of Keio Electric Railway (京王電鉄, Keiō Dentetsu), though "KTR" placards and insignia can still be seen occasionally. The company's English name was changed to Keio Corporation on June 29, 2005.
Keiō was among the first railway companies to introduce priority seats on its trains. Priority seats are those reserved for the physically handicapped, elderly, pregnant women, and people with infants. These special seats, which were initially called "Silver seats" but renamed in 1993, were inaugurated on Respect for the Aged Day on September 15, 1973.
All Keio trains have longitudinal (commuter-style) seating.
The first of a fleet of five new ten-car 5000 series EMUs was introduced on 29 September 2017, ahead of the start of new evening reserved-seat commuter services from Shinjuku in spring 2018.
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