Keisei Kanamachi Line
3500 Series set (right) and 3600 series set (left) on the Kanamachi Line in October 2020
Owner Keisei
LocaleKatsushika City, Tokyo
Opened21 October 1913; 110 years ago (21 October 1913)
Line length2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius160 m (520 ft)
Electrification1,500 V DC (overhead line)
Operating speed85 km/h (55 mph)
SignallingAutomatic closed block
Train protection systemC-ATS
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Keisei Kanamachi Line (京成金町線, Keisei-Kanamachi sen) is a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) railway line in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Keisei Electric Railway. The line services visitors to the Shibamata Taishakuten, a Buddhist temple founded in 1629, as well as the surrounding suburbs. The station numbering letter initial for this line is KS.


The Keisei Kanamachi line is one of the few single line passenger lines in Tokyo. The line is built in a packed residential area, and buildings are located very close to the track. In between Shibamata and Keisei Kanamachi station, the track runs parallels to the street of Shibamata and perfectly straight. There are only 3 stations on the line, and the only intermediate station, Shibamata Station, is close to the Shibamata Taishakuten and Katsushika Shibamata Torasan Memorial, thus being used often by tourists. Although being a very short line, it connects the Keisei Main line, Keisei Sky Access Line, Hokuso Line and JR Joban line together, and it is connected to the city center at both stations at both ends, so commuting is crowded both up and down in the morning and evening.


The first railway on this alignment was a 610 mm (2 ft) gauge human powered line opened in 1899. It had 64 carriages, each seating six passengers and pushed by one person.

The Keisei company acquired the line in 1912 and rebuilt it as an electrified 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge line. The line was regauged to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge in 1959.


No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
KS10 Keisei-Takasago 京成高砂 - 0.0 KS Keisei Main Line
KS Narita Sky Access Line
HS Hokusō Line
Katsushika, Tokyo
KS50 Shibamata 柴又 1.0 1.0
KS51 Keisei-Kanamachi 京成金町 1.5 2.5 JL Jōban Line (Local)
(Kanamachi Station: JL21)


The line opened on 21 October 1913, initially running from Shibamata Station to Kanamachi Station (present-day Keisei Kanamachi).[1]


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

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.

PDF about Takasago Station.