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Seibu Sayama Line

     Seibu Sayama Line
Decorated 3000 series EMU at Seibu-Kyūjō-mae Station, July 2010
Overview
Native name 西武狭山線
Type Commuter rail
Locale Saitama Prefecture
Termini Nishi-Tokorozawa
Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
Stations 3
Operation
Opening 1929
Owner Seibu Railway
Technical
Line length 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 95 km/h (60 mph)

The Seibu Sayama Line (西武狭山線 Seibu Sayama-sen) is a commuter railway line in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway. The 4.2 km line extends from Nishi-Tokorozawa Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Seibu-Kyūjō-mae Station in Tokorozawa, Saitama.[1]

Stations

No. Name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
SI18 Nishi-Tokorozawa 西所沢 0.0 Seibu Ikebukuro Line Tokorozawa, Saitama
SI40 Shimo-Yamaguchi 下山口 1.8  
SI41 Seibu-Kyūjō-mae 西武球場前 4.2

History

The line and its two stations opened on 1 May 1929,[1] initially electrified at 1,200 V DC. This was raised to 1,500 V DC in 1952.

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Seibu Sayama Line stations numbered prefixed with the letters "SI" (part of the Seibu Ikebukuro group of lines).[2]

References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese WorldHeritage

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 58–59.  
  2. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
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