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Itsukaichi Line
JC
Series E233 in Itsukaichi Line between Higashi-Akiru and Kumagawa.jpg
An E233 series EMU between Higashi-Akiru and Kumagawa
Overview
Native name五日市線
LocaleTokyo
Termini
Stations7
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)JR East
History
Opened1925
Technical
Line length11.1 km (6.90 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route map
JR Itsukaichi Line linemap.svg

The Itsukaichi Line (五日市線, Itsukaichi-sen) is a railway line operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Tokyo, Japan. It links Musashi-Itsukaichi Station in the city of Akiruno with Haijima Station in the city of Akishima. From there, some trains travel through to Tachikawa Station via the Ōme Line, and a very few continue from Tachikawa along the Chūō Line to Tokyo Station. This line can only accommodate trains of 4- or 6-car lengths.

Services

A Shinjuku-bound Holiday Rapid Okutama (E233 series EMU) at Haijima Station
A Shinjuku-bound Holiday Rapid Okutama (E233 series EMU) at Haijima Station

Itsukaichi Line Local

Local trains stop at all stations between Musashi-Itsukaichi and Haijima.

Through services

The Itsukaichi Line, at times, runs through services along the Ōme Line . All through services into the Itsukaichi Line stop at every station on this line.

Former through services

Holiday Rapid Akigawa

See also: Holiday Rapid Okutama

Holiday Rapid Akigawa services run on weekends on this line. See the article for more information.

Stations

All stations are located in Tokyo, and all services stop at every station.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
JC55 Haijima 拝島 - 0.0
Akishima
JC81 Kumagawa 熊川 1.1 1.1   Fussa
JC82 Higashi-Akiru 東秋留 2.4 3.5   Akiruno
JC83 Akigawa 秋川 2.2 5.7  
JC84 Musashi-Hikida 武蔵引田 1.5 7.2  
JC85 Musashi-Masuko 武蔵増戸 1.3 8.5  
JC86 Musashi-Itsukaichi 武蔵五日市 2.6 11.1  

An extension, via a switchback, formerly operated to Musashi-Iwai Station. It closed to passenger traffic in 1971 and to freight in 1982.[citation needed]

History

Looking from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station towards Musashi-Masuko Station
Looking from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station towards Musashi-Masuko Station

The Itsukaichi Line was built by the Itsukaichi Railway in 1925. In 1930, all sections (Tachikawa - Haijima - Musashi-Itsukaichi - Musashi-Iwai) were opened. There were two competing railways between Tachikawa and Haijima: the Ōme Electric Railway (now the Ōme Line) and the Itsukaichi Railway. In 1940, the Itsukaichi Railway was taken over by the Nambu Railway, becoming the Nambu Railway Itsukaichi Line. In 1944, Nambu Railway was nationalized and this line became the JGR Itsukaichi Line. At the same time, the section of the line between Tachikawa and Haijima was deemed non-essential and closed. However, the Tachikawa - Musashi-Uenohara and Musahi-Uenohara - Nishi-Tachikawa sections of the former Nambu Railway are still used by Chūō Main Line and Nambu Line trains traveling to and from the southern area of Tachikawa Station.

Chronology

References

  1. ^ "2022年3月ダイヤ改正について" [March 2022 Timetable Revision (Hachiōji Branch)] (PDF). 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ "乗客がシカ死骸の撤去作業 JR東、電車と接触で". 日本経済新聞 電子版 (in Japanese). Retrieved 4 April 2019.