The is a major private railway in Chiba
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region and the Greater Tokyo Area. Its capital is Chiba City.- History :Chiba Prefecture was established on June 15, 1873 with the merger of Kisarazu Prefecture and Inba Prefecture...
, ; officially , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of Japan. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
. The name Keisei
is the combination of the kanji
Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters hanzi that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana , katakana , Indo Arabic numerals, and the occasional use of the Latin alphabet...
京 from and 成 from , which the railways main line connects. The combination uses different readings than the ones used in the city names. The railway's main line runs from Tokyo to Narita and the eastern suburb cities of Funabashi
is a city located in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2011, the city had an estimated population of 609,157 and a population density of 7110 persons per km². The total area was 85.64 km². It is the 7th most populous city in Greater Tokyo....
is a city located in northern Chiba, Japan. As of February 2011, the city had an estimated population of 164,809 and a population density of 7850 persons per km². The total area was 20.99 km².-Geography:...
is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of August 2011, the town had an estimated population of 193,262 and a population density of 3769 persons per km²...
, and Sakura
is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2011, the city had an estimated population of 172,176 and a population density of 1660 persons per km². The total area was 103.59 km².-Geography:...
. Keisei runs an airport express train called the Skyliner
is a limited-express airport train service between Tokyo and Narita Airport. It is operated by Keisei Electric Railway and runs on the Narita Sky Access route.-Service:...
is a major railway station inTokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and other famous cultural facilities...
is a major railway interchange station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan.The station is currently undergoing major rebuilding work to provide a connection to the adjoining Nippori-Toneri Line station...
to Narita International Airport
is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located east of Tokyo Station and east-southeast of Narita Station in the city of Narita, and the adjacent town of Shibayama....
In addition to its railway business, the Keisei Electric Railway Company owns large bus and taxi services and some real estate holdings. It owns a large share of the Oriental Land Company which owns and manages the Tokyo Disney Resort
is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. It is owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company with a license from The Walt Disney Company. The resort opened on April 15, 1983, as a single theme park , but developed into a resort with two theme...
Keisei was founded on June 30, 1909 and began services on November 3, 1912, initially operating local train service in eastern Tokyo. Its main line reached Narita in 1930 and Ueno in 1933.
Originally a narrow gauge ( Scotch gauge
Scotch gauge was the name given to a track gauge, that was adopted by early 19th century railways mainly in the Lanarkshire area of Scotland. It differed from the gauge of that was used on some early lines in England; and from the standard gauge of...
) operator, Keisei converted to standard gauge
The standard gauge is a widely-used track gauge . Approximately 60% of the world's existing railway lines are built to this gauge...
in 1959. In 1960, Keisei began through service with the Toei Asakusa Line
, the first interline through service arrangement in Japan.
service began in 1973 and started serving the airport in 1978, when the first Narita Airport Station opened (today's Higashi-Narita station).
A new underground station was opened in 1991 to provide a more direct connection to terminal 1, and in 1992 service began to terminal 2.
On July 17, 2010, Skyliner
switched its route to the newly built Narita Sky Access and reduced the travel time by 15 minutes.
Keisei operates 152.8 km of railway which consists of one trunk line named the Main Line and six branchlines.
|| – Komaino Junction
|Komaino Junction –
Oshiage Station is a train station located at the Oshiage-eki-mae intersection of Metropolitan Routes 453 and 465 in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan...
is a railway station of the Keisei Electric Railway in Katsushika, Japan. The station is served by the Keisei Main Line and the Keisei Oshiage Line.-Layout:The station has two island platforms in different levels...
||Keisei-Tsudanuma – Chiba Chūō
The is part of the Keisei Railway in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. This line starts from Chiba-Chūō Station and ends at Chiharadai Station.-History:...
||Chiba Chūō – Chiharadai
is a terminal railway station operated by the Keisei Electric Railway located in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture Japan. It is 10.9 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the Keisei Chihara Line at Chiba-Chūō Station.-Platforms:-Adjacent stations:...
The is a branch line of the Keisei Main Line from Keisei Narita Station to Higashi-Narita Station .-Stations:...
||Keisei-Narita – Higashi-narita
is a railway station operated by Keisei Electric Railway in Narita, Chiba, Japan. It is 7.4 kilometers from the terminus of the Higashi-Narita Line at Keisei-Narita Station, and is located between the Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 of Narita International Airport....
is a Rail line of Keisei Electric Railway. The entire line is run in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan.-Statistics:* Length: 2.5km* Gauge: 1.435m* Number of Stations: 3* Interlocking system: Electronic Interlocking...
||Keisei-Takasago – Keisei-Kanamachi
|Narita Airport Line
(Narita Sky Access)
||Keisei-Takasago – Narita Airport
||Keisei-Narita – Komaino Junction2
|Airport Terminal 2 – Narita Airport3
|(Chihara Line extension)
||Chiharadai – Amaariki
- "Type" indicates the type of railway business under the Railway Business Act of Japan. Type 1 operator owns and operates the railway while Type 2 operator operates but does not owns the railway.
- This section is shared by the Main Line and the Higashi-Narita Line.
- This section is shared by the Main Line and the Narita Airport Line.
Keisei Group includes:
- Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
The is a private railway in Chiba, Japan. It connects Narashino and Matsudo.It has subsidiaries of bus company .It is a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway.-History:...
The is a railway line owned by a Japanese private railway company Shin-Keisei Electric Railway, a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway. The line runs between Matsudo Station in Matsudo, Chiba, Keisei-Tsudanuma Station in Narashino, Chiba....
- Chiba Newtown Railway
- Hokusō Railway (Hokusō Line
The is a commuter rail line operated by the Hokusō Railway in Japan. It runs between Keisei-Takasago Station in Katsushika, Tokyo and Inba-Nihon-Idai Station in Inzai, Chiba....
- Kantō Railway
is a private Japanese railway company, which operates two unconnected lines in Ibaraki prefecture. The company is a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway....
- Kashima Railway Company (Kashima Railway Line
The was the sole line operated by the Kashima Railway Company in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It operated between Ishioka Station and Hokota Station. It closed on 1 April 2007.-Data:*Length: 27.2 km*Gauge: 1,067 mm*Stations: 17, including terminals...
- Kominato Railway (Kominato Line)
- Maihama Resort Line (Disney Resort Line
The , officially called , is an automated monorail that links Maihama Station and Tokyo Disney Resort. The system is operated by , the subsidiary of Oriental Land Co., Ltd. that operates the resort....
- Narita Airport Rapid Railway (Owner of a part of Narita Sky Access tracks)
- Nokogiriyama Ropeway
The is the name of Japanese aerial lift line, as well as its operator. The line climbs Mount Nokogiri from the outer Tokyo Bay coast in Futtsu, Chiba. It opened in 1962...
- The Oriental Land Company
is a Japanese leisure and tourism corporation headquartered in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. The company owns the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu. The main shareholders of the company are Keisei Electric Railway and Mitsui Fudosan...
- Tsukuba Kankō Railway (Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car
The , officially the , is a Japanese funicular line on Mount Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki. It is the only funicular line operates, while it also operates an aerial tramway, hotels and restaurants. The company belongs to Keisei Group.-Basic data:...
and Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway
The is Japanese aerial lift line in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, operated by . The line, opened in 1965, climbs Mount Tsukuba. The company belongs to Keisei Group.-Basic data:*System: Aerial tramway, 2 track cables and 2 haulage ropes*Distance: *Vertical interval:...
Companies related to Keisei, although not a group member:
- Shibayama Railway
- Tōyō Rapid Railway (Tōyō Rapid Railway Line
The is a commuter rail line owned by Tōyō Rapid Railway Co., Ltd., that runs between Nishi-Funabashi Station in Funabashi City, Chiba and Tōyō-Katsutadai Station in Yachiyo City, Chiba. The name means 東京 and 千葉 ....
- Keisei AE series (2009)
The is a DC electric multiple unit operated by Keisei Electric Railway on Skyliner limited express services to and from Narita International Airport in Japan via the new Narita Sky Access Line...
- Keisei AE100 series
The is a DC electric multiple unit operated by Keisei Electric Railway on City Liner limited express services to and from Narita International Airport in Japan. First delivered in 1990, the trains replaced the earlier AE series EMUs operating on Skyliner services.From July 17, 2010, all AE100...
- Keisei 3000 series (current)
The is a commuter EMU operated by Keisei Electric Railway in the Tokyo area of Japan.-See also:* Keisei 3050 series, the 7th batch version of the 3000 series developed for use on the Narita Sky Access Line-External links:*...
- Keisei 3050 series (current)
The is a commuter electric multiple unit operated by the Keisei Electric Railway on the Narita Sky Access Line in Japan since 17 July 2010.-Design:...
(7th batch of the 3000 series) (since 2010)
- Keisei 3300 series (since 1968)
- Keisei 3400 series (since 1993)
- Keisei 3500 series
The is a commuter EMU operated by Keisei Electric Railway in the Tokyo area of Japan since 1972....
- Keisei 3600 series (since 1982)
- Keisei 3700 series (since 1991)
- Keisei 1500 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 1600 series (1953-1981)
- Keisei AE series (1972)
The was a DC electric multiple unit operated by Keisei Electric Railway on Skyliner limited express services to and from Narita International Airport in Japan. First delivered in 1972, the trains operated between 1973 and 1993, and were replaced by Keisei AE100 series EMUs.-See also:* Narita Express...
- Keisei 1 series (1912-1927)
- Keisei 20 series (1921-1971)
- Keisei 33/39/45 series (1923-1978)
- Keisei 300 series (1955-1982)
- Keisei 100/126 series (1926-1987)
- Keisei 200/210/220/500/510 series (1931-1990)
- Keisei 210/2000/2100 series (1932-1985)
- Keisei 700/2200 series (1954-1982)
- Keisei 750/2250 series (1954-1973)
- Keisei 1100 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 1500 series (1941-1987)
- Keisei 2000 series (1948-1990)
- Keisei 3000 series (original) (1958-1991)
- Keisei 3050 series (original) (1959-1995)
- Keisei 3100 series (1960-1998)
- Keisei 3150 series (1963-2001)
- Keisei 3200 series (1964-2007)