Keisei Electric Railway


Keisei Electric Railway

Infobox_Company
company_name = Keisei Electric Railway Co.,Ltd.
京成電鉄株式会社
company_
company_type = Public KK (tyo|9009)
foundation = June 30, 1909
location = Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
key_people = Tsutomu Hanada, President
industry = Private railroad
products =
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 1,872 (2005)
subsid = Keisei Bus
Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
Hokuso Railway
homepage = [http://www.keisei.co.jp/ www.keisei.co.jp]
The Chiba and Tokyo, Japan. The name "Keisei" is the combination of contractions of "Tokyo (Capital)" "Kei" and "Narita" "sei" which the railways main line connects. The railway's main line runs from Tokyo to Narita and the eastern suburb cities of Funabashi, Narashino, Yachiyo, and Sakura. Keisei runs an airport express train called the "Skyliner" from Ueno and Nippori to Narita International Airport.

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 manages the Tokyo Disney Resort.

History

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 operator, Keisei converted to standard gauge in 1959. In 1960, Keisei began through service with the Toei Asakusa Line, the first interline through service arrangement in Japan.

"Skyliner" 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.

Lines

Keisei operates 102.4 km of railway which consists of one trunk line named the Main Line and five branchlines.

Legend
# "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.

Subsidiaries

Keisei Group includes, but not limited to:
* Shin-Keisei Electric Railway (Shin-Keisei Line)
* Chiba Newtown Railway
* Hokusō Railway (Hokusō Line)
* Kantō Railway
* Kashima Railway Company (Kashima Railway Line)
* Kominato Railway (Kominato Line)
* Maihama Resort Line (Disney Resort Line)
* Narita Airport Rapid Railway (Narita Rapid Railway)
* Nokogiriyama Ropeway
* The Oriental Land Company
* Tsukuba Kankō Railway (Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car and Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway)

Companies related to Keisei, although not a group member:
* Shibayama Railway
* Tōyō Rapid Railway (Tōyō Rapid Railway Line)

External links

* [http://www.keisei.co.jp/ Official site]
* [http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/keisei_us/top.html English part of official site]

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