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Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Kodomonokuni Line

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The Kodomonokuni Line (こどもの国線, Kodomonokuni-sen) is a railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture owned by the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company and operated by Tokyu Corporation.

Kodomonokuni Line
KD
Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y000 series EMU near Onda
Overview
Native nameこどもの国線
OwnerYokohama Minatomirai Railway Company
LocaleKanagawa Prefecture
TerminiNagatsuta
Kodomonokuni
Stations3
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
History
Opened1967
Technical
Line length3.4 km (2 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary

Contents

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The line opened in April 1967, at the same time as its 'parent' station, Nagatsuta. It is a single track local line designed principally to cater for visitors to Kodomonokuni Theme Park (Children's Land) park. Consequently, the two-car trains are particularly busy during summer weekends and holidays.

The line originally was built and opened as a transportation link to the park (which opened in 1965) from the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line. The Children's Land Association (Shakai Fukushi Houjin Kodomonokuni Kyokai) owned the right-of-way and the Kodomonokuni Station, but the actual operation was contracted out to Tokyu Corporation.

In 1997, the line was sold to Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company (MMR), a joint venture of Tokyu Corporation, the Kanagawa prefectural government and the Yokohama city government. In 2000, an intermediate station, Onda, opened in Aoba-ku, Yokohama to reflect the changing role of this line as a commuter line. MMR today owns the right-of-way, Kodomonokuni and Onda stations and the rolling stock, but the actual operation continues to be contracted to Tōkyū.

Local residents along the train line have expressed an interest in getting the Kodomonokuni Line extended northward to meet the Odakyū Odawara Line at Tsurukawa; however the planning has not yet taken off because the proposed rail alignment, despite its short distance, involves two prefectures (Kanagawa, Tokyo) and three cities (Aoba-ku, Yokohama; Asao-ku, Kawasaki and Machida, Tokyo).

The travel time from Nagatsuta to Kodomonokuni is 7 minutes (with one stop at Onda). At both Kodomonokuni and Nagatsuta stations there are ticket machines for this line, but the Kodomonokuni Line shares Tōkyū platforms at Nagatsuta.

Trains depart every 20 minutes throughout the day (every 10 minutes between 8 and 9 a.m. both directions) and at weekends; however, services are more regular during morning and evening peak times, and during Golden Week.

All stations are located in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
KD01 Nagatsuta 長津田 - 0.0 Midori-ku
KD02 Onda 恩田 1.8 1.8 Aoba-ku
KD03 Kodomonokuni こどもの国 1.6 3.4

All trains are based at Nagasuta Depot, accessed via a spur located before Onda Station.

Former rolling stock

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Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Kodomonokuni Line
Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Kodomonokuni Line Language Watch Edit This article includes a list of references related reading or external links but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations January 2015 Learn how and when to remove this template message The Kodomonokuni Line こどもの国線 Kodomonokuni sen is a railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture owned by the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company and operated by Tokyu Corporation Kodomonokuni LineKDYokohama Minatomirai Railway Y000 series EMU near OndaOverviewNative nameこどもの国線OwnerYokohama Minatomirai Railway CompanyLocaleKanagawa PrefectureTerminiNagatsuta KodomonokuniStations3ServiceTypeHeavy railOperator s Tokyu CorporationHistoryOpened1967TechnicalLine length3 4 km 2 mi Track gauge1 067 mm 3 ft 6 in Electrification1 500 V DC overhead catenary Contents 1 History 2 Station list 3 Rolling stock 3 1 Former rolling stock 4 External linksHistory EditThis section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed January 2015 Learn how and when to remove this template message The line opened in April 1967 at the same time as its parent station Nagatsuta It is a single track local line designed principally to cater for visitors to Kodomonokuni Theme Park Children s Land park Consequently the two car trains are particularly busy during summer weekends and holidays The line originally was built and opened as a transportation link to the park which opened in 1965 from the Tōkyu Den en toshi Line The Children s Land Association Shakai Fukushi Houjin Kodomonokuni Kyokai owned the right of way and the Kodomonokuni Station but the actual operation was contracted out to Tokyu Corporation In 1997 the line was sold to Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company MMR a joint venture of Tokyu Corporation the Kanagawa prefectural government and the Yokohama city government In 2000 an intermediate station Onda opened in Aoba ku Yokohama to reflect the changing role of this line as a commuter line MMR today owns the right of way Kodomonokuni and Onda stations and the rolling stock but the actual operation continues to be contracted to Tōkyu Local residents along the train line have expressed an interest in getting the Kodomonokuni Line extended northward to meet the Odakyu Odawara Line at Tsurukawa however the planning has not yet taken off because the proposed rail alignment despite its short distance involves two prefectures Kanagawa Tokyo and three cities Aoba ku Yokohama Asao ku Kawasaki and Machida Tokyo The travel time from Nagatsuta to Kodomonokuni is 7 minutes with one stop at Onda At both Kodomonokuni and Nagatsuta stations there are ticket machines for this line but the Kodomonokuni Line shares Tōkyu platforms at Nagatsuta Trains depart every 20 minutes throughout the day every 10 minutes between 8 and 9 a m both directions and at weekends however services are more regular during morning and evening peak times and during Golden Week Station list EditAll stations are located in Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture No Station Japanese Distance km Transfers LocationBetween stations TotalKD 01 Nagatsuta 長津田 0 0 DT Tōkyu Den en toshi Line JH Yokohama Line Midori kuKD 02 Onda 恩田 1 8 1 8 Aoba kuKD 03 Kodomonokuni こどもの国 1 6 3 4 Rolling stock EditY000 series since 1999 All trains are based at Nagasuta Depot accessed via a spur located before Onda Station Former rolling stock Edit Tokyu 3000 series original from 1967 until 1975 Tokyu 3600 series from 1975 until 1980 Tokyu 7200 series sometimes substituted by Tokyu 5000 original 6000 original and 8000 series from 1980 until 1993 Tokyu 7000 series original from 1993 until 2000 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Kodomonokuni Line Tokyu Corporation website in Japanese Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company website in Japanese Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Kodomonokuni Line amp oldid 1037507834, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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