Tobu Kameido Line

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Tobu Kameido Line
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A Kameido Line two-car 8000 series set in December 2011
Overview
Native name東武亀戸線
Owner Tobu Tetsudo Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Locale Tokyo
Termini
Stations5
Service
Type Commuter rail
Rolling stock Tobu 8000 series
History
Opened5 April 1904;119 years ago (5 April 1904)
Technical
Line length3.4 km (2.1 mi)
Number of tracks Double-track
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 160 m (520 ft)
Electrification 1,500 V DC (overhead catenary)
Operating speed65 km/h (40 mph)
Signalling Automatic closed block
Train protection systemTobu ATS
Route map

Contents

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Arrow Blue Left 001.jpeg Hikifune
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Arrow Blue Left 001.jpeg Tobu Skytree Line for Oshiage
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Arrow Blue Left 001.jpeg Tobu Skytree Line for Asakusa
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Arrow Blue Left 001.jpeg Keisei Oshiage Line
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Tōbu: Arrow Blue Down 001.jpeg Kameido Line
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Omurai
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The Tobu Kameido Line (東武亀戸線, Tōbu Kameido-sen) is a railway line operated by Japanese private railway company Tobu Railway in Tokyo. [1] The line is in central Tokyo, a short 3.4 km branch off the Tobu Skytree Line at Hikifune, southbound to Kameido with connections to the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line.

Operations

All trains are two-car 8000 series formations operating as all-stations "Local" services, with no through trains to the Tobu Skytree Line.

Stations

No.NameJapaneseDistance (km)ConnectionsLocation
TS04 Hikifune 曳舟0.0TS Tobu Skytree Line Sumida, Tokyo
TS41 Omurai 小村井1.4 
TS42 Higashi-Azuma 東あずま2.0
TS43 Kameido Suijin 亀戸水神2.7 Kōtō, Tokyo
TS44 Kameido 亀戸3.4JB Chuo-Sobu Line

Rolling stock

A two-car 8000 series set at Hikifune Station in April 2011 Tobu-Moha8575-Hikifune-Station.jpg
A two-car 8000 series set at Hikifune Station in April 2011

Services on the line are operated using a fleet of two-car 8000 series EMU trains. [2]

Revival liveries

From 23 March 2016, two-car set 8577, used on the Tobu Kameido Line and Tobu Daishi Line, received the "international orange" and "medium yellow" livery carried by 7300 and 7800 series trains between 1958 and 1964. [3]

From 16 February 2017, two-car set 8568, used on the Tobu Kameido Line and Tobu Daishi Line, received the green and "jasmine white" livery carried experimentally by one 7860 series train in the 1950s. [4]

History

The line opened on 5 April 1904. [1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines. Tobu Kameido Line stations were numbered prefixed with the letters "TS". [5]

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References

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  3. 3月23日(水)より亀戸線で昭和30年代の「標準色」リバイバルカラー車両を運行します! [Train to run in 1950s standard livery on Kameido Line from 23 March](PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. 東武8000系8568編成が試験塗装リバイバルカラーに [Tobu 8000 series set 8568 repainted in revival experimental livery]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 February 2017. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tojo Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time](pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2016.