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Seibu Yamaguchi Line

 

Seibu Yamaguchi Line

Leo Liner

The Yamaguchi Line (山口線 Yamaguchi-sen) of Seibu Railway is a manually operated people mover that runs between Seibu-Yūenchi in Higashimurayama, Tokyo and Seibu-Kyūjōmae Station in Tokorozawa, Saitama in Japan. The line has an official nickname Leo Liner, after 'Leo', the hero of Kimba the White Lion, who is also the mascot of Seibu Lions baseball team. The line is the only people mover that is operated by major private railway companies.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Basic data 2
  • Service 3
  • Stations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

In 1950, the predecessor of the line opened as an attraction ride called Fantasy Train (おとぎ列車 Otogi Ressha), running through the amusement area developed by Seibu Railway and its allies. On 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge track, battery-powered locomotives were used at the time. In 1952, it legally became a train line, with the official name Seibu Yamaguchi Line. In 1984, Yamaguchi Line of then steam and battery powered railway closed, and mostly on the same route new people mover line opened in the next year.

Basic data

  • Length: 2.8 km / Approx. 1.7 mi.
  • Stations: 3
  • Track: single
  • Electric: 750 V (three-phase)

Service

All trains stop at all stations.

Stations

Station name Japanese Transfers Nearest facilities Location
Seibu-Yūenchi 西武遊園地 Seibu Tamako Line Seibuen Golf Course,[Note 1] Seibuen Keirin Course,[1][Note 1] Tama Lake (Murayama Reservoir) Higashimurayama, Tokyo
Yūenchi-Nishi 遊園地西 Seibuen Amusement Park[Note 2] Tokorozawa, Saitama
Seibu-Kyūjōmae 西武球場前 Seibu Sayama Line Seibu Dome, Sayama Lakeside Cemetery, Sayama Ski Resort, Seibu Dome Tennis Court, "Unesco Village" (Lily Park)[2]
  1. ^ a b Seibuen Station on Seibu Seibuen Line is closer.
  2. ^ Also accessible from Seibu-Yūenchi Station.

References

  1. ^ 西武園競輪場オフィシャルサイト (in 日本語). 
  2. ^ "(untitled)". Seibu Group. 

External links

  • Seibu Railway (Japanese)
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