Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
The Shin-Keisei Electric Railway (新京成電鉄 Shin-Keisei Dentetsu) is a private railway in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It connects Narashino and Matsudo. It is a subsidiary of Keisei Electric Railway.
|Public KK (TYO: 9014)|
|Founded||October 23, 1946|
|Headquarters||Kunugiyama, Kamagaya, Chiba, Japan|
|Takayoshi Kasai (President)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Subsidiaries||Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus|
Matsudo Shin-Keisei Bus
It has the following bus company subsidiaries.
- Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus
- Matsudo Shin-Keisei Bus
The company operates one line, the 26.5 km Shin-Keisei Line, between Matsudo and Keisei Tsudanuma.
- 8000 series (since 1978)
- 8800 series (since 1986)
- 8900 series (since 1993)
- N800 series (since 2005)
- 80000 series (scheduled to enter service on 27 December 2019)
All trains are based at Kunugiyama and Tsudanuma Depots.
Former rolling stock
- 800 series (1971 - July 2010)
After World War II, the ownership of the right-of-way of an uncompleted Imperial Japanese Army military railway line was transferred to Keisei. Shin-Keisei was established as a subsidiary of Keisei on 23 October 1946 to construct and operate the line. The first section of the line, 2.5 km from Shin-Tsudanuma to Yakuendai, was opened on 27 December 1947, with a track gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 1,500 V DC overhead. The line was regauged to 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) in October 1953, and the entire line was completed as a single-track line by 21 April 1955. In August 1959, the line was again regauged, this time to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) to match the standard gauge used by Keisei Electric Railway.
In June 2014, the company unveiled a new corporate image with a new corporate logo and "gentle pink" corporate colour scheme and train livery. The company's entire fleet of trains was scheduled to be reliveried in the new colour scheme, with the first train, an 8800 series set entering service from 29 August 2014.
- 歴史年表2000年 - 2009年 [Chronology 2000 - 2009]. Official website (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "新京成電鉄，80000形を報道陣に公開" [Shin-Keisei Electric Railway, 80000 series released to the press]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 December 2019. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
- Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
- 「シンボルマーク」と「スローガン」が新しくなります（6/1） [Renewal of our corporate logo and slogan in 1st of June] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 31 May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- 新京成電鉄，全車両のデザインを変更 [Shin-Keisei to change design on all its trains]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
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