Odakyū Tama Line


Odakyū Tama Line
     Odakyū Tama Line

5200 series between Kurokawa and Haruhino
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Kanto region
Termini Shin-Yurigaoka
Karakida
Stations 8
Operation
Opened 1 June 1974
Owner Odakyū
Technical
Line length 10.6 km
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Legend
Straight track
↑↓Odakyū Odawara Line
Station on track
0.0 Shin-Yurigaoka
Track turning from left Junction to right
Straight track Track turning left
↑Odawara Line→
Bridge over water
Station on track
1.5 Satsukidai
Station on track
2.8 Kurihira
Track turning from right Straight track
Keiō Sagamihara Line
Stop on track Station on track
4.1 Kurokawa
Unknown BSicon "ÜWol" Unknown BSicon "ÜWc3" Enter and exit short tunnel
←Wakabadai
Unknown BSicon "ÜWc1" Unknown BSicon "ÜWo+r" Station on track
4.9 Haruhino
Unknown BSicon "exGRENZE legende" Enter and exit tunnel Enter and exit tunnel Unknown BSicon "exGRENZE legende"
Kanagawa-Tokyo boundary
Enter and exit tunnel Enter and exit tunnel
Keiō-Nagayama
Station on track Station on track
6.8 Odakyū Nagayama
Straight track Straight track
Keiō Tama-Center
Station on track Station on track
9.1 Odakyū Tama-Center
Transverse track Unknown BSicon "KRZu" Unknown BSicon "KRZu" Transverse terminus from right
Tama-Center
Straight track Straight track
Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Transverse track Track turning right Straight track
←Keiō Sagamihara Line↑
Small bridge over water
Track turning from left Junction to right
←Karakida depot
Non-passenger end station End station
10.6 Karakida

The Odakyū Tama Line (小田急多摩線 Odakyū Tama-sen?) is a a railway line operated by the Odakyu Electric Railway in Japan. The line runs 10.6 kilometres (6.6 mi) in the southwestern portion of Greater Tokyo, from Shin-Yurigaoka Station to Karakida Station.

Used for commuter service by the residents of Tama New Town, the largest New Town in Japan, rapid trains are often on the line, through to the terminus of the operator Shinjuku on the main line (Odawara Line) or downtown via Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. "Tama Express" trains terminate at Toride Station in Toride, Ibaraki, on the opposite side of Tokyo. Limited Express service is also provided in the evening, with "Odakyū Romance Car" EMUs.

History

This line was built as a part of Tokyo Line 9, linked with Chiyoda Line and Odawara Line, as described in Transport Policy Council Report No. 18 in 2000 from the Ministry of Transport (present Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MILT)).

Odakyū started service on the first section, from Shin-Yurigaoka to Odakyū-Nagayama, on June 1, 1974. It expanded to Tama Center, the central station of Tama New Town, on April 23, 1975. This section was constructed by the national Japan Railway Construction Corporation, since renamed the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT)), while Odakyu operated it and paid for the organization. On March 27, 1990, Odakyu opened Karakida station.

The line was constructed on double track, but Odakyū could not take a large part of the transport between Tokyo and Tama New Town. Delay of the quadrupling of the main Odawara Line prevented operating extra trains that were to connect the new town and the terminus of Shinjuku.

Rapid train service on the Tama Line began in 2000, and succeeded in increasing the number of passengers, shorting transit time.

Rapid service

Limited Express (特急 Tokkyū?) (LE)
Down from Shinjuku, only in evenings, none to Shinjuku. Named the "Homeway", and with "Odakyū Romancecar" class EMUs.
Express (急行 Kyūkō?) (Ex)
Up to Shinjuku or Ayase on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. One exception is down from Shin-Yurigaoka. Only morning on weekday.
Tama Express (多摩急行 Tama Kyūkō?) (TE)
All from/to Toride on East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Jōban Line via Chiyoda Line. All day.
Section Semi Express (区間準急 Kukan Junkyū?) (SSE)
Stops all stations in the line, from/to Shinjuku in daytime
Local (各駅停車 Kakueki Teisha?) (Lo)
Mostly in the line only, and some from/to Shinjuku, all day long.

Stations

Station Japanese Distance (km) Express Tama
Express
Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
From Shin-
Yurigaoka
From
Shinjuku
Through operation to: Odakyū Odawara Line Shinjuku Station
Jōban Line Toride Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Shin-Yurigaoka* 新百合ヶ丘駅 - 0.0 21.5 Odakyū Odawara Line (for Shinjuku, Odawara) Asao-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Satsukidai 五月台駅 1.5 1.5 23.0  
Kurihira 栗平駅 1.3 2.8 24.3  
Kurokawa 黒川駅 1.3 4.1 25.6  
Haruhino はるひ野駅 0.8 4.9 26.4  
Odakyū-Nagayama* 小田急永山駅 1.9 6.8 28.3 Keiō Sagamihara Line (Keiō-Nagayama) Tama, Tokyo
Odakyū-Tama-Center* 小田急多摩センター駅 2.3 9.1 30.6 Keiō Sagamihara Line (Keiō-Tama-Center)
Tama Toshi Monorail Line (Tama-Center)
Karakida* 唐木田駅 1.5 10.6 32.1  
  • Romancecar limited express trains stop at stations marked with a star (*).
  • Local and section semi-express trains make all stops.



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