Toei Shinjuku Line
A Toei Shinjuku Line 10-300 series train
Overview
Other name(s)S
Native name新宿線
Owner Toei Subway
Line number10
LocaleTokyo, Chiba prefectures
Termini
Stations21
Color on map Chartreuse (#B0C124)
Leaf Mantis green (#6CBB5A)
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemTokyo subway
Operator(s)Toei Subway
Depot(s)Ojima
Rolling stockToei 10-300 series
Keio 9000 series
Keio 5000 series
Daily ridership745,889 (2016)[1]
History
Opened21 December 1978; 45 years ago (21 December 1978)
Technical
Line length23.5 km (14.6 mi)
Number of tracksDouble-track
Track gauge1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius167 m (548 ft) (Between Jimbōchō and Ogawamachi)
Electrification1,500 V DC (overhead line)
Operating speed75 km/h (47 mph)
SignallingCab signalling, closed block
Train protection systemJR East D-ATC
Maximum incline3.5%
Route map

km
Through to Keio New Line
Keio Line
M Marunouchi Line
E Ōedo Line
0.0
Shinjuku
Toei Ōedo Line
JR Chūō-Sōbu Line
JR Yamanote Line
JR Chūō Line (Rapid)
JR Saikyō Line
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Odakyu Odawara Line
0.8
Shinjuku-sanchome
F Fukutoshin Line
M Marunouchi Line
2.3
Akebonobashi
3.7
Ichigaya
Y Yūrakuchō Line
N Namboku Line
Z Hanzōmon Line
5.0
Kudanshita
T Tozai Line
5.6
Jimbocho
I Mita Line
Z Hanzomon Line
C Chiyoda Line (at Shin-ochanomizu)
6.5
Ogawamachi
M Marunouchi Line (at Awajicho)
7.3
Iwamotocho
H Hibiya Line (at Akihabara)
JR Chūō-Sōbu Line (at Akihabara)
JR Yamanote Line (at Akihabara)
JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line (at Akihabara)
Tsukuba Express (at Akihabara)
8.1
Bakuro-yokoyama
A Asakusa Line (at Higashi-nihombashi)
JR Sōbu Rapid Line (at Bakurochō)
8.7
Hamacho
9.5
Morishita
Toei Ōedo Line
10.3
Kikukawa
11.2
Sumiyoshi
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
12.2
Nishi-ojima
12.9
Ojima
Ōjima Depot
14.1
Higashi-ojima
Arakawa River
15.8
Funabori
17.5
Ichinoe
19.2
Mizue
20.7
Shinozaki
23.5
Motoyawata
Keisei Main Line (at Keisei Yawata)
JR Chūō-Sōbu Line

The Toei Shinjuku Line (都営地下鉄新宿線, Toei Chikatetsu Shinjuku-sen) is a rapid transit line in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei). The line runs between Motoyawata Station in Ichikawa, Chiba in the east and Shinjuku Station in the west. At Shinjuku, most trains continue as through services to Sasazuka Station on the Keiō New Line, with some services continuing to Hashimoto Station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa via the Keiō Line and the Keiō Sagamihara Line.

On maps and signboards, the line is shown in the color leaf green. Stations carry the letter "S" followed by a two-digit number inside a yellow-green chartreuse circle.

Basic data

Overview

Unlike all other Tokyo subway lines, which were built to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) or 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauges, the Shinjuku line was built with a track gauge of 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) to allow through operations onto the Keiō network. The line was planned as Line 10 according to reports of a committee of the former Ministry of Transportation; thus the rarely used official name of the line is the "Number 10 Shinjuku Line" (10号線新宿線, Jū-gō-sen Shinjuku-sen).[2]

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, as of June 2009 the Shinjuku Line was the third most crowded subway line in Tokyo, at its peak running at 181%[a] capacity between Nishi-ōjima and Sumiyoshi stations.[3]

It is the only Toei line to run outside Tokyo, and one of only two Tokyo subway lines to run into Chiba Prefecture, the other being the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. The Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line are the only other subway lines to run beyond Tokyo, with their shared northern terminus at Wakōshi Station in Saitama Prefecture. All lines that have through services contain at least one route beyond Tokyo, however.

Station list

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Express Transfers Location
Between
stations
From S-01
Through-running to/from Keiō-hachiōji, Hashimoto, and Takaosanguchi via the Keiō Line, Keiō New Line, Keio Sagamihara Line, and Keiō Takao Line
S01 Shinjuku[* 1] 新宿 - 0.0 Shinjuku Tokyo
S02 Shinjuku-sanchome 新宿三丁目 0.8 0.8
S03 Akebonobashi 曙橋 1.5 2.3  
S04 Ichigaya 市ケ谷 1.4 3.7
Chiyoda
S05 Kudanshita 九段下 1.3 5.0
S06 Jimbocho 神保町 0.6 5.6
S07 Ogawamachi 小川町 0.9 6.5
S08 Iwamotocho 岩本町 0.8 7.3
S09 Bakuro-yokoyama 馬喰横山 0.8 8.1 Chūō
S10 Hamacho 浜町 0.6 8.7  
S11 Morishita 森下 0.8 9.5 E Ōedo Line (E-13) Kōtō
S12 Kikukawa 菊川 0.8 10.3   Sumida
S13 Sumiyoshi 住吉 0.9 11.2 Z Hanzōmon Line (Z-12) Kōtō
S14 Nishi-ojima 西大島 1.0 12.2  
S15 Ojima 大島 0.7 12.9  
S16 Higashi-ojima 東大島 1.2 14.1  
S17 Funabori 船堀 1.7 15.8   Edogawa
S18 Ichinoe 一之江 1.7 17.5  
S19 Mizue 瑞江 1.7 19.2  
S20 Shinozaki 篠崎 1.5 20.7  
S21 Moto-Yawata 本八幡 2.8 23.5
Ichikawa, Chiba
  1. ^ Shinjuku Station is shared with and administered by Keio Corporation.

Rolling stock

The Toei Shinjuku Line is served by the following types of 8-car and 10-car EMUs.

Current

Former

History

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Notes

a. ^ Crowding levels defined by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism:[5][6]

100% — Commuters have enough personal space and are able to take a seat or stand while holding onto the straps or hand rails.
150% — Commuters have enough personal space to read a newspaper.
180% — Commuters must fold newspapers to read.
200% — Commuters are pressed against each other in each compartment but can still read small magazines.
250% — Commuters are pressed against each other, unable to move.

References

  1. ^ 東京都交通局ホーム - 経営情報 - 交通局の概要 - 都営地下鉄 [Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Home - Management Information - Overview of the Department of Transportation - Toei Subway] (in Japanese). 東京都交通局 [Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation]. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ Tetsudō Yōran (ja:鉄道要覧), annual report
  3. ^ Metropolis, "Commute", June 12, 2009, p. 07. Capacity is defined as all passengers having a seat or a strap or door railing to hold on to.
  4. ^ ""京王ライナー"の運転開始|鉄道ニュース|2018年2月23日掲載|鉄道ファン・railf.jp". 鉄道ファン・railf.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  5. ^ "混雑率の推移".
  6. ^ Kikuchi, Daisuke (6 July 2017). "Tokyo plans new effort to ease commuter hell on rush-hour trains". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017.