Tobu Railway


Tobu Railway

nihongo|Tōbu Railway Co., Ltd.|東武鉄道株式会社|Tōbu Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha is a Japanese commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area as well as an intercity and regional operator in the Kantō region. It operates in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi, and Gunma Prefectures. It operated freight services until September 30, 2003.

The Tōbu Group of which the company stands at the center also is engaged in road transportation (bus/taxi), real estate, and retail.

The name "Tōbu" is formed from the kanji for east (東) and Musashi (武蔵), the initial area served.

Railway network

Excluding the Japan Railways Group companies, Tōbu's 463.3-kilometre rail system is the second longest in Japan after the Kinki Nippon Railway.

Tōbu has two isolated networks which are connected by the Chichibu Railway for ferrying of its railroad cars.

The Tōbu Main Line network has a tree topology starting at Asakusa Station in Tokyo, with the Isesaki line as the trunk, and the Tōbu Kameido Line, Daishi Line, Noda Line, Tōbu Sano Line, Koizumi Line, Tōbu Kiryū Line and Nikkō Line forming the branches, with further branches into the Tōbu Utsunomiya Line and Tōbu Kinugawa Lines. It offers surcharged, seat-reserved limited express services from Tokyo to Nikkō and Kinugawa.

The Tōjō Line runs northwest from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo to central and western Saitama Prefecture. A branch, the Ogose Line, runs to Ogose from Sakado station.

Tōbu Main Lines

* Isesaki Line (Asakusa StationIsesaki Station)
** Kameido Line (Hikifune Station - Kameido Station)
** Daishi Line (Nishiarai Station - Daishimae Station)
** Noda Line (Ōmiya Station - Kasukabe Station - Funabashi Station)
** Nikkō Line (Tōbu Dōbutsu Kōen Station - Tōbu Nikkō Station)
*** Utsunomiya Line (Shin-Tochigi Station - Tōbu Utsunomiya Station)
*** Kinugawa Line (Shimo-Imaichi Station - Shin-Fujiwara Station)
** Sano Line (Tatebayashi Station - Kuzuu Station)
** Koizumi Line (Tatebayashi Station - Nishi-Koizumi station, Ōta Station - Higashi-Koizumi Station)
** Kiryū Line (Ōta StationAkagi Station)

Tōbu Tōjō Lines

* Tōjō Line (Ikebukuro StationYorii Station)
** Ogose Line (Sakado StationOgose Station)

Fares

Single fare (Adult)

kmFare (JPY)
1-4140
5-7160
8-10190
11-15240
16-20300
21-25350
26-30400
31-35450
36-40500
41-45570
46-50630
51-60700
61-70780
71-80860
81-90940
91-1001,030
101-1201,160
121-1401,320
141-1781,500

Gallery

External links

*ja [http://www.tobu.co.jp/index.html Tōbu Group website]


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