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Narita Line

Narita Line(Naritasen) isChiba佐 倉 市 OfSakura StationChoshi OfMatsugishi StationTie[1]East Japan Railway(JR East)Railway line(Main line).It has the following branch lines.

Both runs in Chiba Prefecture throughout the entire section.


Sobu Main LineSakura Stationbranches north fromNarita StationThroughTone RiverAlong the south bank, it is again a confluence station with the Sobu Main LineMatsugishi StationThe main line leading to is 13.4 km longer than the Sobu Main Line between Sakura Station and Matsugishi StationOperating kiloIs long[Annotation 3].The official starting station of the Narita Line is Sakura Station, but the Sobu Main LineNaruto StationFrom the viewpoint of preventing mistaken boarding with a train bound for the direction, the passenger information displayChiba StationFrom here onwards, information is displayed as 'Narita Line', including the directional signs for trains.

The airport branch line splits from the main line at a point about 2 km north of Narita Station.Airport Terminal 2 StationThroughNarita Airport Stationhead toIt was ridiculed as ``the most inconvenient international airport in the world'' because there is no direct rail-based transportation.Narita AirportAt that time, I was worried about the situation ofMinister of TransportIsShintaro IshiharaFrom the mid-1980s, the Ministry of Transport had been conducting practical studies under the direction of[2]had stopped constructionNarita ShinkansenBy utilizing part of the roadbed (between Tokyo Station and Narita Airport Station),19913/19ToKeisei Lineopened at the same time as (Narita Airport High Speed ​​Railsee also).At the beginning of the opening, it was only Narita Airport Station, but the next day199212/62 days ago with the opening of the second passenger terminal building12/3Airport Terminal 2 Station opened.note that,1983(Showa 58) January 8Chiba Portand Narita AirportpipelineNarita Line will operate from Chiba Port and Kashima Port to Narita CityTsuchiya Landfrontby train to the base set up inAviation fuelwas used as part of the route to transport (temporary transport)[3][4][5].

Branch off from Narita StationAbiko StationAlthough the branch line leading to the station does not have an official nickname or common name, it is sometimes called by a different name from the main line and the airport branch line, and the general notation is 'Abiko branch line.'Also, directJoban Line Offast(andUeno Tokyo Line) section together with the 'Joban-Narita Line'.2001On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Abiko branch line, we solicited nicknames for this branch line from the general public. become a candidateFuji Television Network, IncIn the same year4/6The variety show "Presentation tiger], presentations by (Mizuku line school) and (Narita Shikisai line school), JR East officials, the mayor of Abiko at the time,Hirohiko FukushimaResidents and stakeholders of municipalities along the railway line, including four program judges (Omasato,Mitsuhide Mashima,Naoto Morishita,Don Konishi), as a result of deliberation in the presence ofwater sky linewas adopted[6].However, this nickname was used by local government authorities along the railway line, such as Abiko City.[7]However, even after that, JR East did not announce it as the 'Mizuku Line', but continued to refer to it as the 'Narita Line'.

Route data

  • Jurisdiction/route distance (Operating kilo): Total length 119.1 km
    • East Japan Railway Company (First-class railway operator): In the past, the route from Sakura Station to Narita Station to Abiko Station was the main line, and the route from Narita Station to Matsugishi Station was the branch line (Matsugishi Line), but it was revised as it is today in line with the actual operation system.
      • Main Line: 75.4 km between Sakura Station and Matsugishi Station[1]
      • Abiko Branch Line: Abiko Station - Narita Station 32.9 km[1]
      • Airport Branch Line: 2.1 km between Narita Station and Narita Line Junction[1]
    • East Japan Railway Company (Second-class railway operator)・Narita Airport High Speed ​​Rail(Type XNUMX railway operator
      • Airport Branch Line: 8.7 km between Narita Line Junction and Narita Airport Station[1]
    • Japan Freight Railway(Type XNUMX railway operator):
      • Between Sakura Station and Katori Station (43.6 km)
  • Gauge:1067 mm
  • Number of stations: 27 (including starting and ending stations. Total of main line and all branch lines)
    • When limited to stations belonging to the Narita Line,Sobu Main LineWith Sakura Station and Matsugishi Station to which I belongJoban LineAffiliation Abiko Station[8]3 stations are excluded, resulting in 24 stations.
  • Double track section: 15.2 km between Sakura Station - Narita Station - Narita Line junction[Annotation 4]
    • Single track for sections other than the above
  • ElectrificationSection: Entire line (DC 1500 V)
  • Closure method :
    • Other than below: Automatic closing type
    • Suigo Station - Matsugishi Station: Automatic closing type (special)
  • Security device:ATS-P-ATS-SNAttached (except between Narita Line Junction and Narita Airport Station)
  • maximum speed:
    • Sakura Station - Narita Station 120 km/h
    • Narita Station - Matsugishi Station 85 km/h
    • Narita Station - Narita Airport Station (Airport Branch Line) 130 km/h
    • Abiko Station - Narita Station (Abiko Branch Line) 95 km/h
  • Operation command center: Chiba general command room (Narita command,CTC
    • Operation handling station (station controls signal and manages operation): Sakura Station, Narita Station, Abiko Station

Near Abiko StationTokyo branch officeBesides being under the jurisdiction ofChiba branchis under the jurisdiction ofChiba branch office and Tokyo branch officerealmis 43 km from Sakura starting point between Abiko Station and Higashi Abiko Station (Joban LineTennodai Stationnear the south).

All linesPassenger business rulesStipulated bySuburban section"Tokyo Suburbs Section", andICBoarding card"Suica” is included in the metropolitan area.In addition, Narita Station - Abiko Branch Line - Abiko Station - Joban Line - Nippori Sta. - Tohoku Main Line - Ueno StationBetweenKeisei Electric RailwayMain lineto compete withSpecific section fareIs set.


History of Narita LineSobu Main LineSince it is closely related to the history of the Sobu Main Line, I will also describe part of the history of the Sobu Main Line below.

Edo PeriodSince the middle period,Edokkowas familiar withNaritasan Shinshoji Templewas maintained as a pilgrimage route forNarita Kaido(Mito Sakura Road, CurrentNational Route 14,National Route 296,National Route 51) AndEastbound routeAsKitamaebunethere was a lot of traffic fromSaharaConnect withSawara Highway(current Route 51),Tone Riverlaid out alongChoshi Kaido(CurrentNational Route 356), as a major highway in ChibaTokyo BayIn coastal areasBoso going back and forth(Chiba Highway, current Route 14,National Route 16,National Route 127) Was present.

But,MeijiIn the XNUMXs, due to modernization, the conventionalstreet National roadAsMeiji governmentSawara's relativelyWater transportationdecreased significantly.at the same time1872(Meiji 5)Tokaido Linewas opened, and a movement to build railways began throughout Japan.Taking advantage of this movement, in Chiba Prefecture1886From around (Meiji 19)Carriage train,steam locomotiveA railroad laying plan was started by1887In November (Meiji 20), Gonnojo Ino and others of Sawara, who were concerned about the future of Sawara due to the decrease in water transportation, aimed for development through freight transportation by rail as an alternative, launched the initiative.Takeso Railway Companywas founded, while for similar reasons[Annotation 5]from NarutoRimin YasuiWoke upSoshu Railway Companywas established, and applications for railway construction were made one after another.These were planned to be laid along the highway mentioned above.[Annotation 6].However, at that time, the performance of conventional water transportation was highly evaluated, andTone CanalSince the excavation had just been decided,Governor of Chiba PrefectureMetFunakoshi Mamoruhas become cautious about laying railroads, and has urged both sides to change their plans and merge.Soju RailwayGovernor of TokyoIn response to this, Governor Funakoshi had no choice but to apply for Buso Railway.CabinetI made progress to, but "Tone-EdoIn addition to the convenience of water transportation on both rivers, the situation in this region is not developed enough to require the construction of railways," and so on."

Planned route applied for in November 1887 (Meiji 20)
Takeso Railway Co., Ltd .: Headquarters --Ichikawa --Funabashi --Chiba --Sakura --Narita --Sahara
Soshu Railway Co., Ltd .: Headquarters --Ichikawa --Funabashi --Chiba --Sakura --Yachimata --Shibayama --Yokaichi --Choshi

Incidentally,ShowaFrom the vicinity of the current Shimoshizu garrison until the early daysYotsukaido-shi,佐 倉 市all over the oldSakura clanThe predecessor of the artillery practice centerArmy Field Artillery SchoolAnd the predecessor of Shimoshizu CampShimoshizu Army Flight SchoolThere were military facilities such asTaking advantage of this, both companies planned to lay a railroad via these military camps with the intention of being used for military purposes.[Annotation 7].In addition, both Honjo (Kinshicho Station) is the starting point because it was determined that the downtown area of ​​Tokyo was a residential area and difficult to construct, so it covered the urban area.Tokyo tramThis is because he planned to connect with

From the above experience, the founders of both companies who realized the disadvantage of the petition discussed the merger and added influential people such as the chairman of the prefectural assembly who was a shareholder of Tonegawa Water Transport to the founders.1889(Meiji 22) In MaySobu Railway Co., Ltd.[Annotation 8]was founded.Sobu Railway applied for a second application in February of the following year.In the application at this time, while avoiding competition with the Tone CanalarmyTo get the support ofKounodai-Tsudanuma-SakuraIt adopted the following route through military camps such as , and its mission was "military transportation and transportation to government reclaimed land".

Planned route applied for in November 1889 (Meiji 22)
Sobu Railway Co., Ltd .: Headquarters --Ichikawa --Funabashi --Chiba --Sakura --Yachimata

According to Sobu Railway's aim, "It passes through the army camp and is convenient for military operations."Ministry of ArmyWas the decisive factor, and a provisional diploma was issued in April 1889 (Meiji 22), and a license between Koiwa and Sakura was issued in December of the same year.However, due to some changes in the plan, construction work will start.1893(Meiji 26) August.In addition, it was promulgated in 8 (Meiji 1892)Railway laying methodso"TokyoShimo Ueno YoriChibaunder千葉, through SakuraChoshiNitoru Railway and Main Line Yori Branch SiteKisarazuXNUMXnd Railway” was designated as a railway to be constructed in the future.[Annotation 9].However, the military did not show any interest in the railway construction plan via Narita and Sawara.

1894(Meiji 27) January 7Ichikawa Station - Sakura StationHa is opened and becomes the first railway in Chiba Prefecture.However, things changed on August 8st.in Nisshin RyogokuDeclaration of warwas made, and immediately Sobu RailwaySino-Japanese warUsed for troop transport.As a result, the military became interested in laying a railroad in the direction of Sawara.1895(Meiji 28)Narita Railway Co., Ltd.The company name was changed to , and in November of the same year, a license for laying railways was obtained.This will start the laying,1897(Meiji 30) Narita Railway is Sakura Station - Narita StationIt opened in between, and also realized contact with Sobu Railway at Sakura Station.After that, the extension after Narita Station is promoted,1898(Meiji 31) was the final site of the original laying planSawara Stationopened until1901(Meiji 34) Narita Station - Abiko StationBetween (currentAbiko branch line) was opened.In addition, the cause of the birth of the branch line is the Narita Kaido branch line (Matsuzaki Kaido,Prefectural Road 18) is Naritasan Shinshoji Temple - Ajiki - KinoshiAbiko and Kinoshita are connected by the Choshi Highway,Joban LineThis is because it was intended to connect with and compensate for the area along the highway[Annotation 10].1920(Taisho9), Narita Railway along with Sobu Railwaynationalizationbetween Sakura Station and Abiko Station, and between Narita Station and Sawara Station.Narita LineIt became.afterwards,1933In 8 (Showa XNUMX), with the opening of up to Matsugishi Station, it was connected to the Sobu Main Line, completing the current route configuration.

From the end of the Meiji era on the Sobu Main LineDouble trackIs progressing1923(12th year of Taisho)Great Kanto Earthquakeby the urban reconstruction plan ofOchanomizu Station - Kinshicho Station opens, at the same timeChiba StationFor up toElectrificationwas promoted.However, from Chiba Station eastward, it is by steam locomotive.Non-electrified-Single linecontinued, and the Narita line was treated in the same way.

This changed after the warmotorizationand New Tokyo International Airport since the 1960s (nowNarita International Airport) due to the construction plan. After the 1950s, the selection of steam locomotives began, andTokyo International Airport(Haneda Airport) became unable to meet the growing demand, and a new airport construction project began.was one of the candidate sites富 里 市・Yachimata City (former:印 旛 郡Tomisato-Yachimata Town), but was aborted due to an opposition movement.However, as construction in the surrounding municipalities was confirmed, the Sobu Main Line and Narita Line promoted electrification and double-tracking to Sakura Station,1966(Showa 41)Cabinet decision to construct an airport in the district centered on Narita CityAs a result, the importance of the Narita Line increased from that of the Sobu Main Line, and it was decided to electrify and double-track to Narita Station.In addition, as access to the new airportNarita ShinkansenThe construction of1971 Ofbasic planIt was also specified, but it failed without opening.1991Narita station in the form of partially diverting the remains of the Shinkansen plan Narita Airport Stationwhile(Airport branch line) Is opened.Keisei Main LineDirect access to the airport terminal withAirport connecting train) was realized.From the late 1960s to the early 1990s on the Narita Line and Keisei Main LineMovement against airport constructionIn 1991 (Heisei3 years) after the administration andNew Tokyo International Airport Public CorporationIt has almost calmed down as a compromise has started due to such things as.With the opening of the airport branch line, the operation mode has changed significantly, and the Sobu main line andDirect operationbyYokosuka/Sobu Rapid Line,Narita Expressstarted running.In addition, the Narita Line starting from Chiba Station has been increased, while the Abiko Branch Line has2015(27)Ueno Tokyo LineAsTokaido Main Lineand through service with the Joban Line.

Narita Railway

  • 1894 years(Meiji27 years) July 7: Provisional license for Shimousa Railway (between Sakura and Sawara)[10].
  • 1895 (28th year of Meiji)
    • August 8: Company name changed to Narita Railway (notification)[11]
    • November 11: Submission of license[12][13]
  • 1897(30th year of Meiji)
    • 1/19: Narita Railway (first generation) between Sakura Station and Narita Station opens[14].
    • 12/29: The section between Narita Station and Namega Station opens.[15].
  • 1898(31th year of Meiji)2/3: The section between Namega Station and Sawara Station opens.[16].
  • 1901(34th year of Meiji)
    • 2/2: Between Narita Station and Ajiki Station opens[17].
    • 4/1: The section between Ajiki Station and Abiko Station opens[18].
    • July 7 Returned railroad license (Licensed on June 15, 1898 Sawara-Omigawa section construction completion deadline expired)[19]
    • 8/10: Matsuzaki Station and Kobayashi Station opened[20].
  • 1902(35th year of Meiji)
    • 3/1 : Japan RailwayDirect train service between Ueno Station and Narita Station begins[21][22][23].
    • 4/9: Japan's first first-class passenger car with a coffee shop will be connected to the Ueno-Narita direct train (Dining caras the third in Japan).The tea room had rotating chairs and tables, sold beer, coffee and fruits, and was equipped with newspapers and magazines.[24][25][22][23].
    • 7/1:Kusumi Station opens[26].
  • 1904(37th year of Meiji)3/20: Direct train operation between Narita Station and Sobu Railway Honjo Station (now Kinshicho Station) begins[21].
  • 1918 years(Taisho7 years) April 3 Light railSpecified to[27]

After nationalization

  • 1920(Taisho 9)9/1: Narita RailwaynationalizationThe Narita Line will be operated between Sakura Station and Abiko Station, and between Narita Station and Sawara Station.[28].Matsuzaki Station was renamed Shimousa-Matsuzaki Station.Inherited 8 locomotives, 62 passenger cars, and 98 freight cars[29].
  • 1926(Taisho 15) April 4: Oto Station opens[30].
  • 1931(Showa6 years)11/10: The section between Sawara Station and Sasagawa Station opens.[30].
  • 1933(8)3/11: The section between Sasagawa Station and Matsugishi Station opens.[30].
  • 1938(Showa 13) June 6: The track is flooded between Abiko Station and Kohoku Station.Full suspension[31].
  • 1944(19)4/1 : Decisive battle emergency measures outlineBased on the Narita Line (between Sakura Station and Matsugishi Station) trainsSecond class carWill be abolished[32].
  • 1957(Showa 32) April 4: County Station renamed Shimousa-Kanzaki Station[30].
  • 1958(Showa 33) April 4: Araki Station opens[30].
  • 1967(42)12/21: Extraordinary New Tokyo International Airport Ministerial Council Decision "About New Tokyo International Airport Related Business Plan"Narita AirportIt is said that the construction of a double-track line between Sakura and Narita will be promoted by the start of service (scheduled for 1971).
  • 1968(43)
  • 1970(45)
    • 6/1: Automatic signalization between Narita Station and Sawara Station.
    • 6/5: Automatic signalization between Sawara Station and Mizugo Station.
    • 7/15: Between Narita Station and Katori StationCentral train control device Introduced by (CTC).
    • 10/1: Automatic signalization between Narita Station and Abiko Station.His CTC between Sakura Station-Narita Station-Abiko Station.
  • 1973(48)
    • 9/28: Electrification between Narita Station and Abiko Station[30].
    • 9/29: Honsakura Signal Station - Shisui Station - Namiki Signal Station is double-tracked[30].Honsakura Signal Station and Namiki Signal Station opened[30].
  • 1974(49)
    • 2/14: Automatic signalization between Suigo Station and Matsugishi Station.
    • 3/15: CTC between Katori Station and Matsugishi Station[33].
    • 10/26: Electrification between Narita Station and Matsugishi Station[30].
  • 1978(53)6/19:A helicopter that was watching out for extremists attacking a freight train that temporarily transports aviation fuel to Narita Airport crashed along the line in Sakura City.
  • 1979(54)10/10 - Early in the morning, near the Osuge crossing between Kuzumi Station and Namegawa Station, bolts for rail joints,枕木An incident occurred in which the dog nail was pulled out.Also, at midnight on the same day, a freight train transporting aviation fuel to Narita Airport was attacked near the same Osuge railroad crossing.Diesel locomotiveAn incident occurred in which the[34].
  • 1984(59)2/1: Abolition of freight service between Narita Station and Abiko Station.
  • 1986(61)
    • 2/24: Sakura Station - Hon-Sakura Signal Station, Namiki Signal Station - Narita Station are double-tracked[30].Honsakura signal field, row of trees signal field is abolished[30].
    • 11/1: Freight service between Katori Station and Matsugishi Station is discontinued.

After JNR division and privatization

  • 1987(Showa 62) April 4:Privatization of the national railway divisionTransferred to East Japan Railway Company by[30].
  • 1991(Heisei3 years)3/19: Branch line between Narita Station and Narita Airport Station opened (CTC and ATS-P introduced from the beginning)[30].
  • 1992(4)
    • 9/14: After 4:1457 pm, a local train XNUMXM bound for Sawara from Chiba collided with an overloaded dump truck at the Osuge railroad crossing between Kuzumi Station and Namegawa Station.The train driver died while being transported to the hospital by ambulance.In order to protect the driver from a railroad crossing accident after this accident, the front reinforcement structure is not used.113 series,115 series,165 seriesIn addition to installing a reinforcing plate on some vehicles such as209 seriesIn the driver's seat of the following trainCrushable zonewas established.After the accident, on February 1998, 2, the Osuge railroad crossing was converted into a grade crossing and was abolished.[35].. (Detail is"Narita Line Osuga railroad crossing accident(See)
    • 12/3: Airport Terminal 2 Station opens[30].
  • 1994(6)10/28: Start using ATS-P between Sakura Station and Narita Station.
  • 1997(9)
    • This year: Work to partially double-track the Abiko branch line begins (frozen at the stage of land acquisition).
    • 3/22: All local trains between Narita Station and Matsugishi Station will be non-smoking.[36].
  • 2000(12)3/12: ATS-P started to be used between Narita Station and Abiko Station.
  • 2009(21)
    • 3/14: With the construction of the Keisei Narita Airport Line,Nekoya signal fieldAbolished[30].Near Airport Terminal 2 StationHorinouchi signal fieldOpened[30].Between Narita Station and Matsugishi StationTokyo suburbsBuilt into the IC card "Suica"Start of the service[37].
    • October 10: Due to the aging of the 1 series, 113 series 209 series and 2000 series trains began to be introduced between Chiba Station, Narita Station and Choshi Station.[38].
  • 2010(22) February 2: ATS-P use started between Narita Station and Matsugishi Station.
  • 2015(27) April 3:Ueno Tokyo LineWith the opening of the station, some trains on the Abiko Branch Line will depart from and arrive at Shinagawa on the Tokaido Main Line.
  • 2018(30) April 4: As part of Narita City's urban planning road project, some sections between Narita Station and Shimousa Matsuzaki Station (Narita Yukawa Stationnearby) to the new line[39][40].
  • 2021(Reiwa3 years)
    • 3/13: Between Sawara Station and Katori StationE131 seriesBy train (directly connected to Kashima Line)One-man drivingStart[41].
    • April 4: In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the section between Abiko Station and Narita Station on April 4, the belt color was used in the same section until the late 1s (120 series).Skull colorChanged toE231 series(Mato 139 formation) will be operated until the end of May[42][43].
  • 2022(4nd year of Reiwa)3/12: Started one-man operation on E131 series trains between Narita Station and Sawara Station[44].

Operation form

Passenger transport

Main line

For local trains, half of the inbound trains during the day and the Sobu Main Line outside the daytimeChiba Stationdrive up to and much of the dayNarita Stationand Sobu Main LineIsogo Stationare the starting and ending stations.the express trainYokosuka Line/Sobu Rapid LineFrom Chiba Station, enter this line via Sobu Main Line.Via the Sobu Rapid LineNarita Airport StationA direct train to 'Airport Narita' (it was nicknamed 'Airport Narita', but the nickname was abolished with the timetable revision on March 2018, 3) is also set, and at Narita Station it connects with a local train between Narita Station and Choshi Station. .Trains on the Sobu Line that run directly to the Narita Line are referred to as 'trains on the Narita Line' in order to distinguish them from trains on the Sobu Main Line and trains on the Kashima Line.

The main vehicles in operation are rapid trains.E217 series-E235 series, local trains209 series-E131 series(Kashima Line direct train).On high-class trains, the limited express "Narita Express"ofE259 series, Temporary limited express "Iris festival number"ofE257 seriesetc. (For details, see "Vehicle usedSee).

Most of the trains running on the main line go directly to Tokyo via between Sakura Station and Narita Station.Narita Airportis an access train,Airport connecting train("Airport branch line”), and the train schedule is centered on airport connecting trains, as the local trains bound for Choshi from Narita are set to connect with the rapid trains bound for Narita Airport.Also of long formationfreight trainalso run,Kuzumi Station - Katori StationAmongExchange equipmentThe line length is long.

branch off from Katori StationKashima LineMany direct trainsSawara StationAlthough it departs and arrives, there are also trains departing from and arriving at Narita Station and direct trains to Tokyo."Ayame", which was once a limited express on the Kashima Line, merged with the limited express "Suigo" on the Narita Line on October 2004, 10, and became a limited express on the Narita Line "Ayame" at Choshi Station andKashima Jingu StationThere used to be one round trip for each departure and arrival flight (except for special flights), but it was abolished by the revision on March 1, 2015.Both were operated as local trains between Sawara Station and Kashima-jingu Station/Choshi Station.

Between Narita Station - Sawara Station - Choshi Station, there are about 1-1 trains per hour.

Local trains between Chiba Station, Sawara Station and Choshi Station are operated with a maximum of 8-car trains, and direct trains on the Kashima Line are operated with 2-car trains or 4-car trains.

In addition, as mentioned above, the section between Chiba Station and Sakura Station is the Sobu Main Line, and the Narita Line trains are running there.Kotsu ShimbunIssuedTimetableIn some cases, emphasis is placed on the Narita Line system.For example, in the "National Compass Timetable" and "MY LINE Tokyo Timetable", even if the trains run only on the Sobu Main Line between Chiba Station and Yotsukaido Station/Sakura Station, these are only listed on the page for the Narita Line. However, the Sobu Main Line page only lists trains that cross Sakura Station.

In the all-night operation from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day, the 209 series rapid train between Chiba Station and Narita Station, which only passes through Higashi-Chiba Station, will make four round trips.

Airport branch line

As mentioned above, the facilities of the Narita Shinkansen will be diverted and connected to the main line to connect to JR's Narita International Airport.Access routeBecause there is a background, the junction with the main line from Narita Station (AEON MALL NaritaIt is in the vicinity, and it is not a single signal field, but it is treated as the Narita station premises up to here) is the first class railway business section of JR East, and beyond that is the third class railway business section of the Narita Airport High Speed ​​Rail (JR East is the third Type XNUMX railway operator).In addition, at the branch point, a white background on a black background "NKT 0.0There is a sign marking the boundary that reads,

Regular trains that run through this section depart from and arrive at Chiba Station on the Sobu Main Line with 209 series 8-car trains during morning and evening commuting hours.local trainexcept that is operated in 3 round tripsLimited express"Narita Express"WhenfastBoth trains stop at both Airport Terminal 2 and Narita Airport stations.There is no shuttle service between Sakura Station/Narita Station and Narita Airport Station.Sobu Main LineIt is a direct train.There are 1 to 1 Narita Express trains and 2 to 1 rapid trains per hour on the main line during the daytime, but the Keisei Line, which also runs into Narita Airport, has a limited express "Skyliner” (every 3 minutes during the day), 20 rapid trains via the Keisei Main Line (every 3 minutes during the day), and 20-1 limited express trains via the Narita Sky Access Line (every 2 minutes during the day). , and there are overwhelmingly more numbers than JR. Until the March 40 revision, the Sobu Rapid LineRapid commuteOne of the inbound trains in the morning was directly connected to the airport branch line.

Abiko branch line

Currently, in addition to driving within the branch line (between Abiko Station and Narita Station),Joban Linerapid trainoperates through services, but regular trains do not operate directly with the main line (for Sakura/Sawara) or the airport branch line.Therefore, it functions as part of the Joban Rapid Line.

According to the definition that a train going from the starting point to the terminal point is an outbound, the Abiko area is 'outbound', but in reality, the Abiko area is operated as 'up' and the Narita area is operated as 'outbound'.Train numberAlso, trains from Abiko to Narita are numbered with odd numbers (indicating outbound trains).The train numbers of the direct trains on the Joban Line change at Abiko Station.

定期列車はすべて普通列車(各駅停車)で、途中駅発着の区間列車もなく、全列車が我孫子駅 - 成田駅間の全区間を通して運転する。線内運転列車のほか、常磐線直通列車(常磐線内快速)が下り平日16本・土休日17本、上り20本運行されており、このうち朝の上り2本と平日夜2本と、我孫子発18時 - 23時台の下り各1本(ただし、19時台は2本で計7本、土休日は20時台の1本を除く6本)はUeno Tokyo LineviaShinagawa StationDeparture and arrival.During the daytime, trains that run on the line and direct trains to the Joban Line run once an hour.Although some trains have direct service or depart from/arrive at different stations on weekdays, Saturdays, and holidays, the running time on the line is the same all day.Some trains arriving at and departing from Ueno Station and all trains arriving at and departing from Shinagawa Station are at Abiko Station.Increase and decreaseI do.The trains to be expanded and coupled are operated with the basic 10-car train set on the Narita Line, and at Abiko Station, the additional 5-car train set is subject to the additional run.As seen on the main line and airport branch lineMulti-storydid not goIn addition, even in the case of direct trains, many trains stop at Abiko Station for a long time except during the daytime, and the inbound trains are on the Joban Line.Tsuchiura Station-Toride stationIn many cases, you can transfer from the preceding rapid train to Ueno, bound for Shinagawa via the Ueno-Tokyo Line, and then from the late rapid train on the outbound.Abiko Station is on the Joban Line.Special rapiddoes not stop.

On the timetable, all the trains on the line, including the direct trains on the Joban Rapid Line, are local trains, but the on-board announcement of the train from Narita to Ueno announces 'rapid train bound for Ueno'.There was a period when the timetable posted at the station was marked as 'Rapid bound for Ueno', and there is a perception among users that the train from Narita to Ueno is 'Rapid'.[45].This is similar to the Sobu Rapid Line direct train on the main line and the airport branch line, but the difference is that the direct train on the main line and the airport branch line operates as a rapid train even east of Chiba Station (there are also passing stations east of Chiba Station) there is).In addition, such guidance by type of direct operation destination is not limited to the main line section.

Single track, all stationsTrain exchangeThere are facilities.The vehicle is shared with the Joban Line rapid trainDCElectric train(E231 series5-car train or 10-car train).

other than this,New YearToNaritasan Shinshoji TempleShotoIn addition to two round trips of overnight driving for worship,Group trainare also often operated.

Along the lineAbiko-Inzai CityThere are many houses mainly inMotonomura,IbarakiKitasoma DistrictTone Townetc.), but since there are only 2-3 trains per hour except for the morning uphill, usersTransit Busor private car directly to the Joban Line orHokuso RailwayHokuso LineHowever, even at Kohoku Station and Fusa Station, which are intermediate stations with a large number of passengers, the number of passengers remains at about 4000.Especially from Higashi-Abiko Station, it takes about 15 minutes on foot on the Joban Line.Tennodai StationIn addition, high-frequency trains run from around Kohoku Station to Tennodai Station and Abiko Station.Bando BusMany users are flowing to the route bus.

2007From the end2008Between Ueno Station - Abiko Station - Narita Station - Narita Airport Station during the busy summerExtraordinaryRapid train "Airport TokiwaWas operated[46][47].

July 1985 ``Simultaneous national train guerrilla incident”,DriverResponsible for trains on the Joban Rapid LineMatsudo driving areatransferred to.the conductor isMatsudo Conductor WardNarita Conductor Sectionwas jointly responsible for.National Railway Chiba Motive Vehicle Labor Union(Doro Chiba)strikeEven then, the Abiko branch line was operating normally.

20123/17,My grandchild transportation zonewas newly established, and duties were transferred from the Matsudo Conductor's Section and the Matsudo Driving Section (both were abolished on March 3, the day before), and from the Narita Conductor's Section.[48].

Past trains

Rapid (Departing from and arriving at Chiba Station)

In order to distinguish the rapid train between Tokyo Station and Chiba Station as "Sobu Rapid", which was set once a day between Chiba Station and Choshi Station by the timetable revision on March 1975, 3. This rapid train was called "Chiba rapid train"[49].The train goes up in the morning and outbound at night, and the initial stops are Chiba Station, Yotsukaido Station, Sakura Station, Narita Station, Namegawa Station, Shimousa-Kanzaki Station, Sawara Station, Omigawa Station, Sasagawa Station, Shimousa-Toyosato Station, and Matsugishi Station.・It used to be Choshi Station, but it was abolished in the form of a normal downgrading due to the timetable revision on October 1978, 10.

In addition, from October 2019, 10, one late-night service from Narita Airport to Chiba was set.

Freight transportation

Two round trips a day between Sakura Station and Katori StationHigh speed freight train, but there is no JR freight station on the Narita line, so there is no freight handling on the line.Both are via Kashima Line from Katori StationKashima Rinkai Railway Kashima Rinko LineKamisu Stationis a train that arrives and departs from[50].

Vehicle used

Currently used vehicle

AllElectric trainIt is driven by.

Limited express train
Ordinary / rapid train
  • E217 series(Belonging to Kamakura Vehicle Center)
    • Yokosuka/Sobu Rapid LineIt is for direct trains, and is operated as a rapid train or commuter rapid train on the main line and the airport branch line between Kurihama Station, Tokyo Station, Narita Airport Station, and Kashima-jingu Station in 11-car or 15-car formations. For 15 cars, Yokosuka LineZushiin the southKurihama4 cars are in ZushiIncrease and decreaseIs done.Kashima ShrineDeparture and arrival trains are operated in 4-car trains.
  • E235 series 1000 series
    • For direct trains on the Yokosuka/Sobu line, operation will start from December 2020, 12 between Chiba Station and Narita Airport Station/Kashima Jingu Station.[51].
  • 209 series2000s / 2100s(Makuhari Vehicle CenterBelongs)
    • As a regular line on the main line and the airport branch line, it is operated in 4-, 6-, and 8-car trains between Chiba Station and Choshi Station/Narita Airport Station.
  • E131 series(Belonging to Makuhari Depot Center)
    • 20213/13Start operation from[52].on this routeKashima LineOperated on direct trains (between Sawara Station and Kashima Jingu Station) and some trains between Narita Station and Sawara Station.in the whole sectionOne-man drivingIt is carried out.
  • E231 series(Matsudo Vehicle CenterBelongs)
    • It is used only on the Abiko branch line, and is operated in 5-car or 10-car trains in common operation with the Joban Line rapid train.
Extra train
  • E257 series 500 series(Until March 2015, 3 Limited Express "Iris” was in regular operation.Makuhari Vehicle Center)
  • 255 series(Until March 2015, 3, it was on the limited express "Ayame" and was used as a substitute vehicle for the E13 series 257 series. Belongs to Makuhari Rolling Stock Center)
  • 209 series2200s(for groups only)Cycle train"BBBASEis used inMakuhari Vehicle Center)
  • E257 series 0 series(It is used for the special rapid trains ``Naritasan Hatsumode Ome-go'' and ``Naritasan Hatsumode Yamanashi-go'' that run only in January.Matsumoto Vehicle CenterBelongs)
  • 185 series(It is used for special rapid trains ``Naritasan Hatsumode Yokosuka-go'', ``Naritasan Hatsumode Ito-go'', and ``Naritasan Hatsumode Musashino-go'' that are operated only in January, as well as group trains.Omiya General Rolling Stock CenterBelongs)

Vehicles used in the past

Semi-express, express, limited express train
Ordinary / rapid train
  • Trains - after electrification in 1974
  • Railcars - until electrification in 1974
  • Old-fashioned passenger car towed by steam locomotive and diesel locomotive
Extra train

Station list

All stationsChibaLocated inside.Station numbering(Station number) isYokosuka/Sobu Rapid Line・Sequential numbers are assigned between Sobu Main Line Chiba Station and Sakura Station.

  • Stop station
    • Normal ... Stops at all stations
    • Rapid trains stop at stations marked with ●, and pass through stations marked with |
    • Limited express ... "Narita Express""Ayame (train)"reference
  • Track… ∥: Double track section, ◇ ・ |: Single track section (◇ isTrain exchangepossible), ∨: Single line below this, ∧: End point (exchangeable)

Main Line (between Sakura Station and Narita Station)/Airport Branch Line

For convenience, the section between Chiba Station and Sakura Station on the Sobu Main Line, which all trains at the end are directly connected to, is also listed.

routeStation numberstation nameBetween stations
Operating kilo
Cumulative operating kilometersfastConnection route/remarkslineAddress
Direct driving sectionJO Sobu Rapid LineTokyo Stationvia JO Yokosuka LineKurihama StationUntil
Sobu Main LineOJ 28Chiba Station-39.20.0East Japan Railway : JO Sobu Line (Rapid)-JB Sobu Line (stop at each station)(JB 39) ・Sotobo Line-Uchibo Line[*1]
Chiba City Monorail : CM 1-CM 2 (CM03)
Keisei Electric Railway : KS Chiba Line(Keisei Chiba Station: KS59)
OJ 29Higashi Chiba Station0.940.10.9| 
OJ 30Tsuga Station3.343.44.2Chiba Urban Monorail:CM Line 2 (CM11)Wakaba ku
OJ 31Yotsukaido Station3.546.97.7 Yotsukaido-shi
OJ 32Monoi Station4.251.111.9 
OJ 33Sakura Station4.255.316.10.0East Japan Railway:Sobu Main Line(NarutoDirection)佐 倉 市
Narita Line (Main Line)
OJ 34Shisui Station6.461.722.56.4 印 旛 郡
Shisui Town
OJ 35Narita Station6.768.429.213.10.0East Japan Railway Company: Narita Line (Main Line for Choshi, Abiko Branch Line)
Keisei Electric Railway:KS Main line-Higashi Narita Line(Keisei Narita Station: KS40)
Narita City
Narita Line (Airport branch line)
(Narita line branch point)2.170.531.315.22.1|junction with the actual main line
Horinouchi signal field-----| 
OJ 36Airport Terminal 2 Station
(Narita Terminals 2 and 3)
7.778. Electric Railway:KS Main lineKS Narita Airport Line (Narita Sky Access)(KS41)|
OJ 37Narita Airport Station
(Narita Terminal 1) 
  1. ^ The official starting point of the Uchibo line is the Sotobo lineSoga StationHowever, all local trains arrive and depart from Chiba Station.

As of 2020, all the above stations are the total number of passengers by JR East.[53]Is the target of.

Main Line (Narita Station - Matsugishi Station)

  • For convenience, the section between Matsugishi Station and Choshi Station on the Sobu Main Line, which all trains at the end of the line are directly connected to, is also listed.
  • In this section, rapid trains run between Narita Station and Katori Station and stop at each station.
routestation nameBetween stations
Operating kilo
Cumulative operating kilometersConnection route/remarkslineAddress
Narita Line (Main Line)Narita Station-68.429.213.1East Japan Railway Company: Narita Line (Main Line for Chiba, Abiko Branch Line, Airport Branch Line)
Keisei Electric Railway:KS Main line-Higashi Narita Line(Keisei Narita Station: KS40)
Narita City
(Narita line branch point)2.170.531.315.2Junction with the actual airport branch line
Kuzumi Station4.875.336.120.0 
Namegawa station5.580.841.625.5 
Shimosa Kanzaki Station6.186.947.731.6Katori-gun
Oto Station4.591.452.236.1 Katori
Sawara Station3.995.356.140.0 
Katori Station3.698.959.743.6East Japan Railway:Kashima Line[** 1]
Suigo Station3.9102.863.647.5 
Omigawa Station5.2108.068.852.7 
Sasagawa Station5.0113.073.857.7 Katori-gun
Tojo Town
Shimosa Tachibana Station5.2118.279.062.9 |
Shimosa-Toyosato Station3.3121.582.366.2 Choshi
Shiishiba Station4.8126.387.171.0 
Matsugishi Station4.4130.791.575.4East Japan Railway Company: Sobu Main Line (YokaichibaDirection)
Sobu Main Line
Isogo Station3.2133.994.778.6Choshi Electric Railway : CD Choshi Electric Railway Line (CD01)
  1. ^ The official starting point of the Kashima Line is Katori Station, but all trains enter Sawara Station, and some trains run directly to Chiba.

As of 2020, JR East's own total number of passengers[53]Stations to be excluded (completely unmanned stations) are Kusumi Station, Oto Station, Katori Station, Mizugo Station, Sasagawa Station, Shimousa Tachibana Station, Shimousa Toyosato Station, and Shiiba Station.

Abiko branch line

  • All regular trains stop at all stations
  • Single track for all sections, all stationsTrain exchangePossible
station nameOperating kiloConnection routeAddress
Between stationsCumulative
Direct driving sectionJJ Joban Line(fastUeno Station,Ueno Tokyo LineTokyo Stationvia JT Tokaido LineShinagawa StationUntil
Abiko Station-0.0East Japan Railway:JJ Joban Line (Rapid) (JJ 08)JL Joban Line (stop at each station)(JL30)Abiko
Higashi-Abiko Station3.43.4 
Kohoku Station2.96.3 
Araki Station2.68.9 
Fusa Station3.212.1 
Kioroshi Station1.914.0 Inzai City
Kobayashi Station4.318.3 
Ajiki station4.923.2 印 旛 郡
Shimosa Matsuzaki Station4.627.8 Narita City
Narita Station5.132.9East Japan Railway Company: Narita Line (Main Line/Airport Branch Line)
Keisei Electric Railway:KS Main line-Higashi Narita Line(Keisei Narita Station: KS40)

As of 2020, JR East's own total number of passengers[53]The only station (completely unmanned station) to be excluded is Higashi Abiko Station.

Abolished signal box

  • Main Sakura Signal Station: Abolished on February 1986, 2, between Sakura Station and Shisui Station (24 km from Sakura Station)
  • Namiki Signal Station: Abolished on February 1986, 2, between Shisui Station and Narita Station (24 km from Sakura Station)
  • Nekoya signal field: Abolished on March 2009, 3, between Narita Station and Airport Terminal 14 Station (2 km from Narita Station)

Past connecting routes


[How to use footnotes]

注 釈

  1. ^ Joban Lineas well as the Tokaido LineOnly direct trains.
  2. ^ Regarding the Abiko branch line, the basic business plan submitted to the Ministry of Transport at the time of the division and privatization of the National Railways stated, ``From Sakura to Matsugishi, and from Narita to Abiko,'' and the route diverges from the route from Sakura to Matsugishi. is described asIn addition, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism supervised "Railway handbook], at the beginning Sakura - Matsugishi, then Narita - Abiko, Narita - Narita line junction, Narita line junction - Narita Airport (Type 2 open line) are listed in that order.
  3. ^ Before the incorporation of the Tokyo suburbs section, the fare between Sakura Station and Matsugishi Station can be boarded either via the Sobu Main Line or via the Narita Line, regardless of whether the ticket is issued.Optional ridewas being treated.
  4. ^ Between Narita Station and Narita Line JunctionSingle line parallelAlthough it is treated as a double single track, it is also possible to cross each other.
  5. ^ sardineCentered onGold fertilizerhas prospered as a city that producesThe Pacific OceanFaceKujukuri beachAlongNarutoThen, water transportation andWealthy soldiersBecause it was feared that it would decline significantly due to industrialization by
  6. ^ Buso Railway Company operates the Boso Round Trip (Chiba Kaido),Sakura Highway,Choshi RoadI planned to lay it along the coast.
  7. ^ Entering the Meiji periodMeiji New Governmentby the policy ofEdo Shogunate OfRangelandMetXiaojin-Sakurahad been cleared.After八 街市is.Soshu Railway also used thisShibayamaChanged the plan to go through Yachimata.
  8. ^ 1907(Meiji 40), acquired and nationalized by the Railway Nationalization Act,Sobu Main Linebecame.Company name isKazusa(Kazusa no Kuni) ・Shimosa(Shimosa no Kuni) andMusashi countryIt comes from connecting
  9. ^ In addition, the discourse that anti-railway movements were carried out in various places in Chiba Prefecture is sometimes taken up in municipal histories and elementary school supplementary readers, but there is nothing to support these in the literature and records at that time, and it is just a mere statement.Railroad repellent legendIs said to be.
  10. ^ However, Kinoshita where the Choshi Highway also passed - Namerikawaareas along the Tone River were not replenished.


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外部 リンク

Chitose Line

Chitose Line(Chitosesen) isHokkaido(In the Iburi canalTomakomai OfNumanohata StationFrom Hokkaido (Ishikari jurisdictionSapporoShiroishi Ward OfShiroishi StationThe main line connecting the two and Hokkaido (in Ishikari jurisdiction)Chitose OfMinami Chitose StationBranch from the cityNew Chitose Airport StationConsists of branch lines (airport lines) leading toHokkaido passenger railway(JR Hokkaido)Railway line(Main line).


At Numanohata StationMuroran Main Line,Minami Chitose StationIshikatsu Line, At Shiraishi stationHakodate honsenConnect with.The Chitose Line on the train operation is the Muroran Main LineTomakomai Station --Between Numanohata Station and Shiraishi Station on the Hakodate Main Line - Sapporo StationIncluding the intervalTomakomaiFrom Tomakomai Station to Sapporo CityKitaTo Sapporo Station (71.2km, 17 stations).

The only complete line in Hokkaido of JR HokkaidoDouble trackIt is a line that has been converted (excluding branch lines).In addition, since the train density is high between Shiraishi Station and Sapporo Station, which are parallel to the Hakodate Main Line, we are running a dedicated double track for flexible operation.[Annotation 1]..From Sapporo cityDonan-Eastern HokkaidoAt the same time as the main trunk line leading to New Chitose AirportAccess route,SapporoSuburbs OfCommutingLine,Sapporo metropolitan areaAnd out of the waylogisticsIt has a variety of personalities as a route.In particular, the section north of Minami-Chitose is one of the most overcrowded in Hokkaido.DiamondIt is a route.Also, in the main line sectionJapan Freight RailwayBy (JR Freight)freight trainIs driven.

All lines, including branch lines, are combined with the Muroran Main Line between Tomakomai Station and Numanohata Station.ICBoarding card"KitacaIs included in the usage area.Sapporo Beer-Teien Station,Planting stationThen.local trainBut there are trains that pass by.note that,Bibi stationDue to a decrease in the number of passengers2017(Heisei29) It was abolished on March 3th.[JR 1].

Between Minami-Chitose Station and New Chitose Airport Station, which is a branch lineAdditional fareSince it is a section, 20 yen will be added to the fare calculated by the number of kilometers.In addition, this additional fare is2019(First year of Reiwa) It was 9 yen until the end of September.[JR 2][JR 3].


Stops/Facilities/Connected routes
  • T ... Tunnel
  • tunnel,Bridge(River) lists the main ones
Muroran Main Line(Higashi MuroranDirection) 1892-
8.8Tomakomai Station 1892
Hidaka Main Line(Old line) 1913 – 1962
eABZg + r
Tomakomai: Municipal public port line 1963 – 1991
5.4JR currency : Tomakomai Freight Station 1987
Tomakomai Port Development Co., Ltd. Line 1968 – 2001
ABZ gr
Hidaka Main Line (new line) 1962-
0.0Numanohata Station 1898
Funai Line(Old line) 1922 – 1943
ABZ gr
Muroran Main Line (IwamizawaDirection) 1892-
6.4Planting station 1926
13.9Bibi signal field[*1] 1926
New Chitose Airport
New Chitose Airport Station 1992
Chitose Line (branch line) 1992
tSTR3 + 1etSTRc4
Ishikatsu Line 1981
ABZg + 1STRc4
Minami Chitose Station 1980
Navy : Chitose XNUMXnd and XNUMXrd airfieldsMilitary line
exKB STeq
Navy: Chitose First Airfield Military Line
Chitose River
21.4Chitose Station 1926
24.9Choto Station[*2] 1958
27.1Sapporo Beer-Teien Station 1990
29.4Eniwa Station 1926
Eniwa Forest Railway 1931 – 1955
Fishing river
31.9Megumino Station 1982
34.1Shimamatsu Station 1926
eABZglexKB STeq
GSDF : Shimamatsu stationLeased line 1961-Time unknown
Shimamatsu River
21.9 #
Kitahiroshima Station 1926
Old line 1926 – 1973
Sawakawa in the middle
exKRWleKRWg + r
exKRW + r
New Line 1973
42.1Nishinosato Signal Field (II) 1992
17.6 #Nishinosato Signal Field (I) 1961 – 1973
Nozuboro River
Old line 1926 – 1973
48.6Uenoboro Station (II) 1973
12.4 #Kami-Nopporo Station (I) 1926 – 1973
51.5Shin-Sapporo Station 1973 Shin-Sapporo Station 1982
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Hakodate honsen(AsahikawaDirection) 1882-
Atsubetsu River
The outside is the Hakodate Main Line
53.6Sapporo Freight Terminal Station (JR Freight) 1968-
54.4Peace Station[*3] 1986
Hokkaido Expressway
8.9 #Oyachi Station 1926 – 1973
Tsukisamu River
5.8 #Tsukisappu Station 1926 – 1976
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army : Hokkaido Army Weapons Supply FactoryMilitary line 1944 – 1945
56.6Shiroishi Station 1903
Mochizuki Samukawa
Hakodate Main Line (Freight Branch Line)[*4] 1918-1945,1968-1986
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3.1 #Higashi Sapporo Station 1926 – 1986
Jozankei Railway 1918 – 1969
Toyohira River
Sapporo Municipal Subway : 東西 線 東西 線 1976
Naebo Factory/Naebo Driving Office 1909- / 1936-
0.0 #
Naebo Station 1910 Sapporo tramNaebo Line (in front of Naebo Station)1922 – 1971
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Sapporo orbit 1911 – 1935
Sosei River
Sapporo Municipal Subway:Toho Line Toho Line Sapporo station 1988
62.4Sapporo Station 1880 Sapporo tram
West 4th Street Line
(In front of Sapporo station)
Sapporo Municipal Subway:Namboku Line Namboku Line Sapporo Station 1971-
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Sapporo tramTetsuhoku Line 1927-1971
Sapporo tramNorth 5th Striation 1927-1971
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Hokkaido Shinkansen(Under construction)
Hakodate Main Line (OtaruDirection) 1880-

  1. ^ 19268/21 - 20173/3Is a passenger station.
  2. ^ 19583/1 - 6/30 TheTemporary boarding / alighting area.
  3. ^ 198611/1 - 19873/31 TheTemporary platform.
  4. ^ Between Shiroishi Station and Higashi Sapporo Station191810/17 -
    19453/1Up to Sadayamakei Railway.

1926(Taisho15 years)8/21,Hokkaido Railwayof"Sapporo lineIt is a line laid as "(Sapporosen)"[2]..From the perspective of solidarity transportation, the Sapporo line has both endsNational railwayMuroran Main Line-Hakodate honsenWas controlled byLocal lineWas[3], Muroran Main LinecoalFrom the Pacific coast because it was built with an emphasis on transportationIshikari coalfieldClose toOiwake-IwamizawaDue to the fact that it had stretched to Sapporo, it served as a short-circuit route between Tomakomai and Sapporo, which did not exist until then.[4][3]..Numanohata Station at the time of opening of the Sapporo Line-Naebo Station is 1 round trips a day,Passenger freight mixed trainWas the mainstream[4]..It takes 2 hours and 20 minutes between Numanohata Station and Naebo Station.[4], Chitose Station-Naebo Station was 1 hour and 30 minutes[4].

NittanAs a result of continued movement by the residents of the district1934(Showa9 years)10/1From Muroran Main LineTomakomai Station --Between Numanohata Station[4][3],1940(15)10/26From Naebo Station on the Hakodate Main Line-between Sapporo StationPassenger trainWhen you start boarding[4][3], Tomakomai Station-Sapporo Station 1 round trips a dayDirect operationIt took about 1 hour and 30 minutes between Tomakomai Station and Sapporo Station.[4][3]. Also,1935(10)12/1Internal combustion engineRailcar(Gasoline car501 type (later JNR 40350 type)Started operation of, and made passenger trains in Hokkaido smokelessAyaIt became (this)[3].

Pacific War(Great East Asian War)In1943(18)8/1,Wartime transportation systemFor strengtheningXNUMXth Air FleetHeadquarters was placedChitose Air GroupThe Sapporo Line, which has a base along the line, is used for war execution.Soldier transportation and goods transportationfor[3]By countryWartime acquisitionAnd the Japanese National RailwaysChitose LineBecame[4][5].defeatImmediately after, Tomakomai Station-Sapporo Station makes one round trip, Tomakomai Station-Naeho Station and Tomakomai Station-Chitose Station-Eniwa StationThere were only a few in between[6],1950(25) On October 10, we returned to the same 1-round trip system between Tomakomai Station and Sapporo Station as during the war.[6].1953From December (Showa 28), all passenger trains and mixed trains depart and arrive at Sapporo Station.[6].

Before the war, as a line connecting Sapporo and Hakodate,Otaru-KutchanThe Hakodate main line via was functioning as a main line.This is the softness of the roadbed of the Chitose Line[5], Has a sharp curveKitahiroshima Station - Naebo StationAmonglinearThe badness ofbottleneckIt is said that it was because[7]..However, the Hakodate Main Line has a steep slope.Chomanbe Station ――The so-called “Mountain Line” between Otaru Station is the bottleneck, and the flatter Muroran Main Line Oshamambe Station ――The Chitose Line section between Numanohata Station and the so-called “Umi Line” is during and after the war. It has been improved from the viewpoint of increasing transportation capacity.

the 1950sからHonor trainIs also set[6],the 1960sAfter that, while detouring more than 30 km[Annotation 2], Establish the status of the main route between Hakodate and Sapporo from the conditions that are more suitable for high-speed driving than the Hakodateyama Line.1961(Showa 36) February 10San RokutoWith the timetable revisionLimited express"Sky”Starts operation, etc.[6], The transportation capacity continued to be increased.Initially, "Ozora" passes through all stations on the Chitose Line.[6], Was stopped at Tomakomai and Sapporo.

1965(40)9/22Chitose Station-Starting between Eniwa Station,1969(44)9/25By Eniwa Station-between Kitahiroshima Station,Bibi station --Between Chitose Station,Planting station --Bibi Station, Numanohata Station --Sequentially between Uenae StationDouble trackWas made[7].1973(48)9/9ToShin-Sapporo FukutoshinIn line with the development plan, the track between Kitahiroshima Station and Naebo Station, which had a poor alignment and was a bottleneck in transportation, was replaced, and the double tracking of all lines was completed.[7].1980(55) All lines will be on October 10stElectrification(Alternating current20,000 V・ 50 Hz[7]And Chitose Airport Station (currentMinami Chitose Station) Opened[7]Is doneSapporo metropolitan areaFrom important commuting routes and Sapporo cityChitose Airfield (formerly Chitose Airport)As an access route to, the transportation capacity was increased by increasing the number of trains and shortening the required time.

1981(Showa 56) January 10Ishikatsu LineOpened[7][9][Newspaper 1]..Connect to the Chitose Line at Chitose Airport Station (currently Minami Chitose Station) and head towards SapporoShintoku-Obihiro-KushiroIt became a route that short-circuited the direction.TraditionalNemuro Main LineMost of the honor trains go north from Sapporo on the Hakodate Main Line.TakigawaFrom then, I went south on the Nemuro Main Line to reach Shintoku, but most of them entered the Sekisho Line via the Chitose Line and headed for Shintoku.Eastern HokkaidoTo the directionMain lineI also came to have a personality as.

1986(61)11/1Since the regular honor trains (limited express / express) were completely abolished from the mountain line between Oshamambe Station on the Hakodate Main Line and Otaru Station, the limited express "Limited Express" will be the only main route connecting Sapporo and Hakodate.Hokuto, Sleeper express trains, night express trains, high-speed freight trains, etc. are frequently operated, and railroad tracks are being strengthened and speeded up.

1987(Showa 62) August 4Privatization of the national railway divisionAs a result, this lineHokkaido passenger railwayIt was succeeded to (JR Hokkaido).1992(Heisei4 years) On July 7st, the service started on the same day.New Chitose AirportTerminal building[Annotation 3]A single-track branch line (airport line) that goes into the basement of the city has opened.[10][11][Newspaper 2].

2017(29) According to the official announcement of JR Hokkaido on May 5, for the increase in transportation volumeShin-Sapporo Station-Chitose StationSince the seismic standard of the viaduct is the applicable standard before 1970 (Showa 45), and because the concrete piece has fallen at Shin-Sapporo Station, the seismic retrofitting of the viaduct is scheduled to be carried out from 2017 to 2021. Has been[JR 4].

Chronological Table

Hokkaido Railway Sapporo Line

National Railways (Public Railways)

  • 1943(18)8/1: Hokkaido Railway (2nd generation) was acquired by the Ministry of Railways,nationalization..Numanohata Station-Naebo StationChitose LineBecome[12][10][13][14][15][Newspaper 3].
  • 1945(20)11/4 : Muroran Station --Between Naebo StationAllied trainStarted operation[6][10].
  • 1946(21)11/10: Ueno Station-Sapporo Station direct train for Allied Forces changed to via Chitose Line[6][10].
  • 1949(24)6/1: With the enforcement of the Japanese National Railways Act,Public corporationJapan National RailwayTransferred to (JNR).
  • 1955(30) June 6: All linesRailcarCompletion[10].
  • 1957(32)
    • 8/12: Jozankei Railway starts to enter Sapporo Station with its new diesel railcar[18][14][15].
    • October 10: Sadayamakei Railway abolishes passenger train access to Naebo Station[19]..Along with that, the electrification equipment (DC 1,500 V) between Naebo Station and Higashi Sapporo Station was removed.[14].
  • 1958(33)
  • 1959(34)
  • 1960(35) July 7: Diesel train between Hakodate Station and Sapporo Station (via Muroran Main Line and Chitose Line)Express"Suzuran" service started[10].
  • 1961(36)
    • 1/14: Kitahiroshima Station-Nishinosato Signal Base (first generation) newly established between Uenohoro Station (first generation)[21].
    • February 10:San RokutoWith the revision of the timetableHakodate Station - Asahikawa StationLimited express "via Muroran Main Line / Chitose Line"Sky”Start operation[22][10]..After that, major trains will be operated via the Chitose Line.[10].
  • 1964: Hakodate Station- Kushiro Station-Abashiri StationLimited express "via Muroran Main Line / Chitose Line"Decoy”Start operation[22][23][24].
  • 1965(40)
    • 9/22: Chitose Station-Double track between Eniwa Station[21][25].
    • October 10: Limited express "between Hakodate Station and Asahikawa Station (via Muroran Main Line and Chitose Line)"Hokuto”Start operation[22].
  • 1966(41)9/7: Eniwa Station-Double track between Kitahiroshima Station[21][26][14].
  • 1968(43)
    • 8/23: Uenae Station-Double track between Bibi Station[25][14].
    • 10/1: Shiroishi Station on the Hakodate Main Line (freight branch line) -Shin-Sapporo Station (first generation) opened, and Shin-Sapporo Station (first generation) was newly established in the same section.[12][19].
    • 11/25: Bibi Station-Double track between Chitose Station[25][14].
  • 1969(44)
  • 1973(48)
    • 7/16: Renamed Shin-Sapporo Station (first generation) to Sapporo Freight Terminal Station[15].
    • 9/9: Kitahiroshima Station-Shiroishi Station-Naebo Station (19.6km, double track) new line (all double track) opened[7][10][15]..Kami-Nopporo Station moved to the same section (2nd generation)[4][21]..Kami-Nopporo Station (2nd generation) -Shin-Sapporo Station (2nd generation) between Shiroishi Station[10][11][Newspaper 4]Is newly established.The section between Shiroishi Station and Naebo Station (3.6km) will overlap with the Hakodate Main Line, and the section between Naebo Station and Shiroishi Station will be double-tracked.Numanohata Station-Kilometer break (-0.1km) between Uenae Station.Sapporo Freight Terminal Station will be an intermediate station on the main line from the terminal station of the freight branch line, and will be a connecting station for the Hakodate Main Line and Chitose Line in freight transportation.
    • 9/10: Of the old lines, between Kitahiroshima Station and Tsukisappu Station (16.1km) [10]And Higashi Sapporo Station-Naebo Station (3.1km) has been abolished, Nishinosato Signal Base (first generation), Otani Station in the same section[4][10][17]Abolished.The connection between Tsukisappu Station and Higashi-Sapporo Station (2.7km) has been changed to Shiroishi Station.[19],Hakodate honsenTransferred to (freight line)[12][10].
  • 1976(Showa 51) October 10: Tsukisappu Station-Higashi Sapporo Station is abolished[19]..Tsukisappu Station[4][7][10][17]Abolished.
  • 1980(55)
    • July 7: 10 km in Chitose city will be elevated and Chitose station will be relocated to the elevated station.4.39 railroad crossings in the same section abolished[7][27][10][Newspaper 5].
    • October 10: All lines (between Numanohata Station and Naebo Station) are electrified (between Naebo Station)Alternating current20,000 V ・ 50 Hz[7][10][Newspaper 6]..Bibi Station-between Chitose StationChitose Airport Station(Passenger station / directly managed station) newly established[28][10][11][Newspaper 7]..Between Muroran Station-Sapporo Station-Asahikawa StationL limited express"Lilac" operation started[22][29][10].
  • 1981(56)3/5: Numanohata Station-between Shiraishi Station and Muroran Main Line Numanohata Station-between Muroran StationCentral train control device Introduced (CTC)[Newspaper 8].
  • 1982(57)3/1: Eniwa Station-Newly established Megumino Station between Shimamatsu Station[10][11][15][Newspaper 9][Newspaper 10].
  • 1986(61)11/1: Shin-Sapporo Station (2nd generation) --Peace between Shiroishi StationTemporary platformNewly established[10][11][15]..Hakodate Main Line (Freight Branch Line) Shiroishi Station-Higashi-Sapporo Station due to the abolition of the section between Higashi-Sapporo Station[4][7][10][17]Abolished.

After privatization

  • 1987(Showa 62) April 4:Privatization of the national railway divisionAlong with,Hokkaido passenger railway(JR Hokkaido)First-class railway operatorAs the whole line is inherited[30][14][15].. at the same time,Japan Freight Railway(JR Freight) between Numanohata Station and Shiroishi StationSecond-class railway operatorWill be.Changed the route display between Shiraishi Station and Numanohata Station (56.6km).Heiwa Temporary Station becomes Heiwa Station[15].
  • 1988(63)
    • 3/13: Due to the timetable revision, the rapid "Airport Liner" started operation.
    • 11/3: On the Hakodate Main LineKotoni Station --Between Naebo StationContinuous grade separation businessIs completed.Along with this, the section between Sapporo Station and Naebo Station has been changed to 4 lines and multiple lines (Hakodate Main Line and Chitose Line).
  • 1990(Heisei2nd year) July 7: Sapporo-Beer-Teien Station is newly established between Osatsu Station and Eniwa Station.[10][11][Newspaper 11].
  • 1992(4)
    • June: Between Tomakomai Station and Shiroishi StationATS-SNstart to use[Newspaper 12].
    • July 7: The branch line between Minami-Chitose Station and New Chitose Airport Station (1km) opens.[10]..New Chitose Airport Station newly established in the same section[10][11][15]..Chitose Airport Station renamed Minami Chitose Station[10][31][15][Newspaper 2]..Due to the timetable revision, the rapid "Airport Liner" was renamed to the rapid "Airport".
  • 1994(6)
    • 3/1: With the start of operation of the limited express "Super Hokuto", the maximum speed between Numanohata Station and Shiroishi Station has improved to 130 km / h.[15].
    • July 7: Nishinosato Signal Base (1nd generation) is newly established between Kitahiroshima Station and Kami-Nopporo Station.
  • 2002(14)3/16: Sapporo Station-Asahikawa Station Limited Express "Super White Arrow" Starts Direct Operation to New Chitose Airport Station-Sapporo Station as Rapid "Airport"[10]..The maximum speed of the rapid "Airport" has been improved to 130 km / h.
  • 2007(19) October 10: All linesStation numberingImplement[JR 5].
  • 2008(20)
  • 2009(21)3/14: IC tickets "Kitaca" and "" on all linesSuicaStart mutual use with[JR 11][JR 12].
  • 2013(25)
    • 3/23: The mutual use service with the IC ticket "Kitaca" on all lines is now available in addition to the conventional "Suica".PASMO","sense of","TOICA","PiTaPa","ICOCA","Hayakaken","nimoca","SUGOCAExpanded to[JR 13].
    • November 11: The maximum speed of the limited express "Hokuto", "Super Hokuto", and "Suzuran" was reduced to 1 km / h, and the maximum speed of "Super Ozora" was reduced to 120 km / h.Along with this, the maximum speed between Numanohata Station and Minami Chitose Station will be 110 km / h.[JR 14][JR 15].
  • 2014(26)8/30: The maximum speed of the limited express "Super Tokachi" and the rapid "Airport" is reduced to 120 km / h.Along with this, the maximum speed between Minami Chitose Station and Shiroishi Station will be 120 km / h.[JR 14][JR 16].
  • 2017(29)3/4: Bibi station is abolished[JR 1], Becomes a beautiful signal field[32].
  • 2018(30)11/9: A serious incident occurred near Shin-Sapporo Station where a traffic light collapsed on the track[JR 17]..The first train that approached after the collapse was a decelerating ordinary train, so it was possible to stop in front of it and no one was injured.As a result of an investigation by the Japan Transport Safety Board, it was attributed to a construction defect when the Japanese National Railways installed it prior to the October 1980 revision.[33].
  • 2020(Reiwa 2nd year) March 3: Implemented timetable revision with the following contents[JR 18].
    • Special Rapid Service "Airport" is newly established.
    • Increased the number of rapid "airports" from 4 per hour to 5 per hour.
    • Tomakomai-The first train going down Chitose will be advanced by 25 minutes to Tomakomai at 5:40.

Operation form

Wide area transportation

With Hakodate Main Line and Muroran Main LineHakodate Station - Sapporo StationLimited express "HokutoIs operated 1 round trips a day, and Sapporo Station-in a way that complements these Muroran StationLimited express betweenLily of the valleyIs being driven.In addition, JR Freight operatesfreight trainIs also in operation.

Also, between Sapporo Station and Minami Chitose StationIshikatsu Line-Nemuro Main LineViaObihiro-KushiroLimited express "Ozora / TokachiIs driven.

Until March 2020, 3, when connecting trains bound for Hakodate / Kushiro and trains bound for New Chitose Airport, the transfer was at the same platform at Minami-Chitose Station, with some exceptions.

The vehicles used are as follows.

Regional transportation

Regarding regional transportationHakodate honsen(Sapporo-Shiroishi) and Muroran Main Line (Numanohata-Tomakomai) combined Sapporo-New Chitose Airport-Tomakomai is an integrated operation and is the terminal station on the line name.Numanohata StationandShiroishi StationThere are no trains departing from or arriving at.Of these, about 4% of ordinary and high-speed trains go directly to the Hakodate Main Line in the direction of Otaru.With the Muroran Main Line towards Muroran and the Tadanuma LineDirect operationA small number of trains are set.

Airport rail transportationFrom New Chitose Airport Station to SapporoOtaruRapid train to the directionAirportIs operated approximately every 12 minutes.local trainDuring the daytime, there are about 1 to 2 trains operating per hour, one of which runs to Tomakomai Station and the rest to return at Chitose Station.Regular trains departing from and arriving at New Chitose Airport Station are also available only during the morning and evening hours.

Most regular trainsKitahiroshima StationConnect with rapid trains.Stations and signal boxes where trains can be evacuatedBibi signal field-Minami Chitose Station・ Chitose Station ・Sapporo Beer-Teien Station-Shimamatsu Station・ Kitahiroshima Station ・Uenoboro Station・ Shiroishi Station (However, Shiroishi Station can only be evacuated to Sapporo).

From Minami Chitose Station to / from Chitose StationIshikatsu Line OfOiwake Station-Shin-Yubari StationThere is a regular train that goes directly to.This train is a railcarOne-man drivingIs being carried out.In addition, these one-man trains that are directly connected to the Sekisho Line can also get on and off from all doors on the Chitose Line.

Between Sapporo Station and Tomakomai Station, including the Chitose Line, the average number of trains operated per hour during the daytime of the revised schedule on March 2020, 2 (Reiwa 3) is as follows.

Daytime operation pattern
Type\Station nameSapporo...Shiraishi...ChitoseMinami Chitose...Tomakomai
Number of trains in serviceLimited express "Hokuto" "Suzuran" 1Muroran / Hakodate area
Limited express "Ozora" "Tokachi" 1Sekisho Line direct
Rapid "Airport"part
To Otaru
5→ New Chitose Airport Station
 0-1Sekisho Line direct

The vehicles used are as follows.

  • Electric train
    • 721 series
    • 731 series
    • 733 series
    • 735 series
      731 series and 735 series are not applied to the rapid "airport".However, it may be applied to regular trains departing from and arriving at New Chitose Airport, which do not become a rapid "airport".
  • Railcar
    • Kiha 143 type --From Sapporo in the morning that runs beyond Tomakomai StationHigashi MuroranGoing / nightMuroranOnly one round trip from Sapporo to Sapporo.
    • Kiha 40 series --Sekisho Line direct train only.The connection station with the Sekisho Line is Minami Chitose Station, but it runs to Chitose Station.One-man operation.
    • Kiha 150 type --Since 2019, it has been operated in common operation with Kiha 40 series.

Extra trains other than sleeper limited express

On the Chitose LineExtra trainIs also in operation.The trains that have been operated in the past are as follows


Route data

Transport density

For each sectionTransport densityIs as follows.The data released by JR Hokkaido since 2012 is the sum of the data released on the Muroran Main Line (between Tomakomai Station and Numanohata Station), which operates in a substantially integrated manner.

年度Transport density (person / day)RemarksSource
Shiraishi Station-
Between Tomakomai Station
Minami Chitose Station-
Between New Chitose Airport Station
Degree of 201243,88527,158 [JR 21]
Degree of 201344,31228,281 
Degree of 201443,97429,074 [JR 22]
43,433 [JR 23]
Degree of 201545,34530,670 [JR 24]
44,812 [JR 25]
Degree of 201645,59931,507Typhoon 10Excludes September-December to exclude the effects of.[JR 26]
45,33732,001Numbers including September-December
Degree of 201746,076Increased from the previous year due to favorable access to New Chitose Airport and resumption of limited express train operation directly to the eastern Hokkaido
Review the aggregation method from the same year[Annotation 6]
[JR 27]
Degree of 201846,416 [JR 28]
2019 (first year of Reiwa)45,232New Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)Decreased from the previous year due to the impact of the expansion of[JR 29]
2020 (Reiwa02 years)24,422Significant decrease from the previous year due to the influence of COVID-19[JR 30]
2021 (Reiwa03 years)27,780 [JR 31]

Balance / operating ratio

Sapporo area (Kitacaarea)[Annotation 7] OfIncome and expenditure(Operating revenue, operating expenses, operating profit / loss)Operating coefficientIs as follows.Both are amounts including management costs (▲ means minus).The balance and operating ratio of only the Chitose Line (between Shiroishi Station and Numanohata Station and between Minami Chitose Station and New Chitose Airport Station) have not been announced.

Sapporo area lines (including Chitose line)
年度Balance (million yen)Sales
Profit and loss
Degree of 201439,72142,383X 2,662107 [JR 23]
Degree of 201540,61942,794X 2,175105 [JR 25]
Degree of 201640,66846,136X 5,467113Increased repair and depreciation costs[Annotation 8]Increased operating expenses[JR 26]
Degree of 201742,07444,566X 2,492106Improved from the previous year due to the resumption of operation of limited express trains in the eastern Hokkaido area, increased use and reduced depreciation costs.
Review the aggregation method from the same year[Annotation 9]
[JR 27]
Degree of 201841,84244,597X 2,755107Expansion from the previous year due to increased repair of viaducts[JR 28]
2019 (first year of Reiwa)42,13444,394X 2,260105Improvement from the previous year due to snow removal by outsourcing and reduction of depreciation costs[JR 29]
2020 (Reiwa02 years)24,51642,394X 17,878173Expansion from the previous year due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)[Annotation 10][JR 30]
2021 (Reiwa03 years)27,26642,125X 14,859154 [JR 31]

Additional fare income

The annual additional fare revenue between Minami-Chitose Station and New Chitose Airport is as follows. As of the end of 2017 (Heisei 29), the recovery rate of capital investment, etc. from additional fare income, etc. is 85.3%.[JR 2].

年度Additional fare incomeRemarks
Degree of 201010 million yen[JR 32]
Degree of 201110 million yen[JR 32]
Degree of 201211 million yen[JR 32]
Degree of 201312 million yen[JR 32]
Degree of 201412 million yen[JR 32]
Degree of 201512 million yen[JR 33]

Station list

Main line

For convenience, the section between Tomakomai Station on the Muroran Main Line and the section between Numanohata Station and the section between Shiroishi Station on the Hakodate Main Line and Sapporo Station, where all trains board at the end, are also posted.

  • All sectionsAC electrification(However, except for the single track for the Hidaka Main Line, which will be described later)
  • Between Tomakomai Station and Tomakomai Freight StationSanshin(Double track for Muroran Main Line / Chitose Line and single track for Hidaka Main Line), Tomakomai Freight Station-Double track between Shiroishi Station, Double Track between Shiroishi Station-Sapporo Station (Double track for Hakodate Main Line and Chitose Line) Annex)
  • The station number () is from the passenger station era
  • (Currency): Freight-only station, ◇: Freight handling station (no regular freight trains arrive or depart),Bill : Specific city areaStations in the "Sapporo city" area of ​​the system
  • Cumulative operating kilometers are from Numanohata Station.The business kilometers between stations are between passenger stations.
  • Stop station
    • Regular trains basically stop at all passenger stations, but some trains pass through ▽ stations.
    • Special Rapid Service / Rapid Service = Special Rapid Service / Rapid ServiceAirport”… ●: All trains stop, |: All trains pass, ▲: Stop only early in the morning and at night
      • See the train article for all special rapid and rapid "Airport" stops
    • For limited express trains,#Wide area transportationSee each train article listed in
Route nameStation numberstation nameOperating kiloSpecial rapidfastConnection route/remarksAddress
Between stationsCumulative
Muroran Main LineH18Tomakomai Station-8.8  Hokkaido passenger railway : Muroran Main Line(Higashi MuroranDirection)·Hidaka Main LineIn the Iburi canal
(Currency)Tomakomai Freight Station-5.4  (Branch station on the facility with the Hidaka Main Line)
H17Numanohata Station8.80.0  Hokkaido Railway Company: Muroran Main Line (IwamizawaDirection)
Chitose Line
H16Planting stationAnd6.46.4   
(H15)Bibi signal field-13.9   Ishikari jurisdictionChitose
H14Minami Chitose Station12.018.4Hokkaido Railway Company:Chitose Line (branch line) ・Ishikatsu Line[*1]
H13Chitose Station3.021.4| 
H12Choto Station
(Kirin BeerIn front of the Chitose Factory in Hokkaido)
H11Sapporo Beer-Teien StationAnd2.227.1|| Eniwa
H10Eniwa Station
(Hokkaido Bunkyo UniversityPrevious)
H09Megumino Station2.531.9|| 
H08Shimamatsu Station2.234.1|| 
H07Kitahiroshima Station6.540.6| Kitahiroshima City
Nishinosato Signal Field-44.4||
H06Uenoboro Station Bill8.048.6|| SapporoAtsubetsu Ward
H05Shin-Sapporo Station Bill2.951.5Sapporo Municipal Subway : ■ 東西 線 ...Shin-Sapporo Station (T19)
(Currency)Sapporo Freight Terminal Station-53.6|| Shiroishi Ward
H04Peace Station Bill2.954.4|| 
H03Shiroishi Station Bill2.256.6|Hokkaido Railway Company: Hakodate honsen(Toward Iwamizawa)
Hakodate honsen
H02Naebo Station Bill3.960.5|| Chuo
01Sapporo Station Bill1.962.4Hokkaido Railway Company: Hakodate Main Line (OtaruDirection)[*2]- Satanuma Line(Gakuen Toshi Line)[*3]
Sapporo Municipal Subway:■ Namboku Line-■ Toho Line ...Sapporo station (N06 / H07)
  1. ^ There are no trains that start and end at Minami-Chitose Station, and all regular trains run to Chitose Station.
  2. ^ Most trains drive directly to Otaru.
  3. ^ The official starting point of the Gakuentoshi Line is the Hakodate Main LineKuwazono StationHowever, in terms of the operation system, all trains run into Sapporo Station, and one of them goes directly between Sapporo Station on the Chitose Line and New Chitose Airport Station as a rapid "airport".
  4. ^ The station buildingChuoLocated in.

Branch line

  • All sections AC electrification / single track
  • All Special Rapid and Rapid "Airports" and regular trains stop at both stations.
  • Both stations are located in Chitose City, Ishikari jurisdiction, and trains can be exchanged.
Station numberstation nameSales
Connection route/remarksOn the ground
AP15New Chitose Airport Station0.0地下
H14Minami Chitose Station2.6Hokkaido Railway Company:Chitose Line (Main Line)[*1]-Ishikatsu LineOn the ground
  1. ^ All trains departing from and arriving at New Chitose Airport Station are on board Sapporo Station.

Abolished section

The name of the location is the one at the time of abolition.All stations Hokkaido (Ishikari jurisdiction).These sections are non-electrified (Naebo Station-Higashi Sapporo Station between 1931 and 1957 1500 V DC electrification).

  • Naebo Station --Higashi Sapporo Station (3.1km) --Abolished on September 1973, 48 (Showa 9)[10].
  • Higashi Sapporo Station --Tsukisappu Station (2.7km) --September 1973, 48 (Showa 9) After being incorporated into the Hakodate Main Line (freight line)[10], 1976 (Showa 51) abolished on October 10[19].
  • Tsukisappu Station --Kitahiroshima Station (16.1km) --Abolished on September 1973, 48 (Showa 9)[10].
station nameOperating kiloConnection route/remarksAddress
Between stationsCumulative
Naebo Station-0.0Japan National Railway: Hakodate Main Line
Sapporo tram: Naebo Line (Naebo Station Stop) --Abolished October 1971, 10
Higashi Sapporo Station3.13.1Japanese National Railways: Hakodate Main Line (Freight Branch Line / Shiroishi) --Abolished on November 1986, 11
Jozankei Railway : Jozankei Railway Line --Abolished on April 1969, 11
Shiroishi Ward
Tsukisappu Station2.75.8 
Oyachi Station3.18.9 
Kami-Nopporo Station (first generation)3.512.4 Shiroishi Ward
(CurrentlyAtsubetsu WardSeparated into)
Nishinosato Signal Field (first generation)5.217.6 Sapporo-gunHiroshima Town
(CurrentKitahiroshima City
Kitahiroshima Station4.321.9Japanese National Railways: Chitose Line (toward Numanohata)

A signal box that used to be a passenger station

  • Bibi Signal Station-Former Bibi Station (H15). March 2017, 29 (Heisei 3) Abolition of passenger treatment[JR 1].

Past connecting routes

  • Numanohata Station:Funai Line(Old line) --Paused on November 1943, 18 (substantially abolished)
  • Chitose Station:

Concept for the future

Increased number of rapid "Airport"
As of 2016 (28), JR Hokkaido has a policy to increase the number of rapid "airports" running on the Chitose Line from the current 1 hour 4 trains (15 minute intervals) to 1 hour 5 trains (12 minute intervals). In connection with this, we are considering making a three-dimensional intersection of the connecting line from Sapporo Freight Terminal Station to the main line.This is because freight trains from Sapporo Freight Terminal Station frequently enter the main line, and freight trains to Chitose run on the tracks for Sapporo even though they are short sections, so it is difficult to increase the number of trains with the current wiring. That is the reason.In addition, a method to increase the number of "Airport" vehicles currently being operated in a 6-car train was also considered, but it was decided to be postponed due to the large-scale improvement of the platform at the stop station.[Newspaper 14].
On September 2019, 9, JR Hokkaido announced that it plans to increase the number of trains to 11 per hour by the timetable revision in the spring of 2020 after increasing the number of vehicles and improving the signal equipment.[JR 34], Increased number of trains from the timetable revision on March 2020, 3[JR 18].
ES CON FIELD HOKKAIDO(Kitahiroshima City) Transportation support due to opening
Professional baseball-Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Sapporo DomeIn connection with considering the construction of a new home stadium to replaceKitahiroshima CityAs a "ball park concept" summarized by, attracting a new stadium for fighters to the site of "Kitahiroshima Comprehensive Sports Park" planned at a position about 1.5 km away from Kitahiroshima Station, and transportation access to the new stadium. Plans such as requesting JR Hokkaido to set up a new station on the Chitose Line to improve convenience are being considered.[Newspaper 15][Newspaper 16].
After that, in February 2019, it was announced that the ball park access would be supported by the renovation of Kitahiroshima Station, while discussions would continue on the construction of the new station.[Newspaper 17].
Furthermore, in December 2019, JR Hokkaido will announce a new station construction plan and its construction cost (Petition stationTherefore, it will be a burden on Kitahiroshima City.It is about 80-90 billion yen, which is higher than the estimated 70 billion yen of Kitahiroshima City.[Newspaper 18]) ・ Announced the outlook for the completion date (7 years of construction, not in time for the opening of the ball park)[JR 35].
After that, JR Hokkaido conducted a survey on the strength of the ground and whether the land necessary for maintenance could be secured at the planned construction site of the new station by the end of March 2020, and then showed the result that "technical maintenance is possible". rice field[Newspaper 19]..Based on this result, Kitahiroshima City submitted a petition for the establishment of a new station to JR Hokkaido on July 7, the same year, aiming to open in the spring of 6.[Newspaper 19].
On December 2020, 12, Kitahiroshima City will start a detailed survey for the opening of a new station in 15, and a memorandum of understanding clearly stating the construction period and cost until the opening of the new station with JR Hokkaido within the next year. Showed the idea of ​​concluding[Newspaper 20].
Direct access to Tomakomai and Sekisho lines on the New Chitose Airport branch line
It is being considered to carry out a large-scale renovation of New Chitose Airport Station and its surroundings, and to connect the station to the Tomakomai side by incorporating it into the main line of the Chitose Line and double-tracking it to connect the Sekisho Line.If realized, convenience will be improved and the effect of increasing sales of JR Hokkaido is expected, and we are aiming for completion in 2022 at the earliest.[Newspaper 21].
After that, a corporate alliance that operates privatized airports in Hokkaido, including New Chitose Airport (Hokkaido AirportEtc.) and JR Hokkaido have announced a policy to relocate the New Chitose Airport branch line and New Chitose Airport station to increase transportation capacity, and to make the structure compatible with direct access to the Tomakomai and Sekisho lines until 2030. Aiming for completion of[Newspaper 22].. In July 2020, Governor of HokkaidoNaoichi SuzukiHas requested the government to utilize the operating right consideration of about 7 billion yen paid by the operator to the national government due to the privatization of seven airports in Hokkaido for the through of New Chitose Airport Station and the Doto and Southern Hokkaido areas.[Newspaper 23].
New Chitose Airport Station-Asahikawa Station direct train concept
Hokkaido Airport Asahikawa AirportBased on the fact that we are planning to position the airport as a compliance point airport next to New Chitose Airport, we aim to improve convenience when going back and forth between the two airports.Muroran Main Line OfOiwake StationA new route connecting New Chitose Airport Station and Asahikawa Station without changing trains is being considered.[Newspaper 24]..The new route is scheduled to be opened after 2025, when the renovation of facilities at Asahikawa Airport will begin in earnest, and JR Hokkaido and Hokkaido Airport have begun to consider whether or not it will be realized.[Newspaper 24]..When heading from Asahikawa Station to New Chitose Airport Station, it is necessary to change trains at Sapporo Station after the direct train that connects Asahikawa Station and New Chitose Airport Station via Sapporo Station was abolished by the timetable revision in March 2016. If you use the rapid "Airport" from Sapporo Station, it takes about 3 hours and 2 minutes at the shortest, including the transfer time.[Newspaper 24]..The new route is operated by diesel train, unlike the direct train via Sapporo Station.[Annotation 11]However, if the new route is operated as a limited express train, it is expected to be shortened to about 1 hour and 30 minutes.[Newspaper 24].


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注 釈

  1. ^ Therefore, it is often seen that trains on the Hakodate Main Line and Chitose Line depart at the same time at Sapporo Station.
  2. ^ 2013(25) Current Sapporo Station- Hakodate StationThe business distance between them is 318.7 km via the sea line.[8]On the other hand, there is a difference of 286.3 km between 32.4 km via the mountain line.
  3. ^ New Chitose Airport itself was opened on July 1988, 63 (Showa 7).
  4. ^ The reading is "Tsukusamu".
  5. ^ As of April 2006, 18, the scheduled start time was announced as the first time in 4 (Heisei 27).[JR 6]Accelerated in the fall of 2007, announced on June 19, 6[JR 7].
  6. ^ Hokkaido Rail Pass,Adult Holidays Bakuraku Club Pass (East Japan / Hokkaido)Review the accounting method for the use of.
  7. ^ Chitose Line (Shiraishi Station-Numanohata Station, Minami Chitose Station-New Chitose Airport Station), Muroran Main Line (Numanohata Station-Tomakomaki Station), Hakodate Main Line (between Numanohata Station and Tomakomai Station)Otaru Station - Sapporo Station - Iwamizawa Stationwhile),Satanuma Line(Kuwazono Station - Hokkaido Medical University Stationwhile)
  8. ^ Due to viaduct earthquake resistance measures on the Chitose Line, replacement of train lines, and expansion of 733 series trains.
  9. ^ Hokkaido Rail Pass,Adult Holidays Bakuraku Club Pass (East Japan / Hokkaido)Review the income and accounting method for the use of.The depreciation cost of vehicles is reflected by changing from the rough classification such as limited express type diesel railcar and general type diesel railcar to the classification for each series.
  10. ^ There was a decrease in operating revenue due to a decrease in transportation revenue, a decrease in repairs of railroad tracks and railroad crossings, and a decrease in operating expenses due to a decrease in commission payments due to the sale of tickets by other companies.
  11. ^ The section between Sekisho Line Minami Chitose Station-Oiwake Station and Muroran Main Line Oiwake Station-Iwamizawa Station, which is included in the new route, is a non-electrified section.


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JR Hokkaido

  1. ^ a b c "About October 29 schedule revision" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2016, 12), originalArchived as of October 2018, 12., https://web.archive.org/web/20181226122006/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2016/161216-3.pdf April 2018, 12Browse. 
  2. ^ a b “Application for fare revision” (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (December 2019, 5), originalArchived as of October 2019, 5., https://web.archive.org/web/20190511161325/https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/CM/Info/press/pdf/20190510_KO_Revision2.pdf April 2019, 5Browse. 
  3. ^ "About additional fares (PDF)”. Hokkaido Railway Company. As of September 2019, 5originalMore archives.April 2019, 5Browse.
  4. ^ "Implementation of seismic retrofitting of viaducts" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2017, 5), originalArchived as of October 2017, 5., https://web.archive.org/web/20170513204105/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2017/170511-2.pdf April 2017, 5Browse. 
  5. ^ "We carry out station number display (station numbering)" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2007, 9), originalArchived as of October 2007, 9., https://web.archive.org/web/20070930015220/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2007/070912-3.pdf April 2007, 9Browse. 
  6. ^ "Introduction of IC card ticket gate system" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2006, 4), originalArchived as of October 2006, 5., https://web.archive.org/web/20060504044046/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2006/060427.pdf April 2006, 5Browse. 
  7. ^ “Changing the start time of IC cards and determining card names” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2007, 6), originalArchived as of October 2007, 9., https://web.archive.org/web/20070927213155/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2007/070613-1.pdf April 2007, 9Browse. 
  8. ^ “About Kitaca service start date determination” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2008, 9), originalArchived as of October 2008, 9., https://web.archive.org/web/20080913103748/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2008/080910-1.pdf April 2008, 9Browse. 
  9. ^ ""Kitaca" opening ceremony" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2008, 10), originalArchived as of October 2008, 10., https://web.archive.org/web/20081030202258/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2008/081021-1.pdf April 2008, 10Browse. 
  10. ^ "Implementation of alternative transportation with Sapporo Municipal Subway" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2008, 10), originalArchived as of October 2015, 1., https://web.archive.org/web/20150110135015/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2008/081029-1.pdf April 2015, 1Browse. 
  11. ^ "About the decision on the start date of the mutual use service for IC tickets and electronic money" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2008, 12), originalArchived as of October 2008, 12., https://web.archive.org/web/20081230105851/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2008/081222-2.pdf April 2008, 12Browse. 
  12. ^ "Kitaca e-money" "Kitaca/Suica mutual use" start commemorative ceremony" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2009, 3), originalArchived as of October 2009, 3., https://web.archive.org/web/20090320020637/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2009/090309-1.pdf April 2009, 3Browse. 
  13. ^ “Nationwide mutual use service for transportation IC cards is about to begin!” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2012, 12), originalArchived as of October 2012, 12., https://web.archive.org/web/20121224023530/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2012/121218-1.pdf April 2012, 12Browse. 
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  15. ^ a b “About timetables after November” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2013, 9), originalArchived as of October 2013, 9., https://web.archive.org/web/20130921053935/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2013/130920-1.pdf April 2013, 9Browse. 
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  17. ^ "Event in which the signal pillar on the Chitose Line Shin-Sapporo Station collapsed and interfered with the track (serious incident)" (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (December 2018, 11), originalArchived as of October 2018, 11., https://web.archive.org/web/20181115003627/https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/CM/Info/press/pdf/20181114_KO_Shinsapporo%20Shingouki.pdf April 2020, 7Browse. 
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  19. ^ "About the limited express train operation plan for October" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido passenger railway, (November 2013, 8), originalArchived as of October 2013, 9., https://web.archive.org/web/20130921053420/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2013/130828-1.pdf April 2013, 9Browse. 
  20. ^ "About October 26 schedule revision" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2013, 12), originalArchived as of October 2013, 12., https://web.archive.org/web/20131224105741/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2013/131220-1.pdf April 2013, 12Browse. 
  21. ^ “Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ending March 26” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2014, 5), originalArchived as of October 2014, 8., https://web.archive.org/web/20140819090517/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2014/140509-1.pdf April 2014, 8Browse. 
  22. ^ “About 26 financial results” (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Hokkaido Railway Company, (February 2015, 5), originalArchived as of October 2015, 6., https://web.archive.org/web/20150624035503/http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2015/150508-2.pdf April 2015, 6Browse. 
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