Keisei Kanamachi Line: Keisei-Kanamachi to Keisei-Takasago by Local Train

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The Keisei Kanamachi Line is a quaint single-track railway line in Tokyo spanning just 2.5km. As I needed to get to Keisei-Takasago Station for the next item in my itinerary, and it’s quite far (read: expensive) to get the station via the Keisei Main Line from Ueno or Nippori on the JR Yamanote Line, I maximised my Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass) to get to Kanamachi Station on the JR Joban Line (Local) first, the last station on the valid free travel zone to change to the Keisei Kanamachi Line.

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Walking out of Kanamachi Station on the JR Joban Line (Local), the Keisei-Kanamachi Station is just up ahead, though I missed it at first sight, thinking that it was a small neighbourhood shopping centre instead.

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The small station concourse is just beside the big FamilyMart.

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The station concourse of Keisei-Kanamachi Station.

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My ¥140 ticket for the journey from Keisei-Kanamachi to Keisei-Takasago.

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Quickly heading to board the Keisei Kanamachi Line train as it was departing.

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The interior of the Keisei 3500 series on duty on the Keisei Kanamachi Line.

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Seats are arranged in longitudinal benches with markings to denote personal space.

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The car number plate of the Keisei 3500 series.

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The builder plates of Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tokyu Car Corporation on the Keisei 3500 series.

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The overall Keisei Electric Railway route map on the Keisei 3500 series.

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The very short Keisei Kanamachi Line as compared with the rest of the network.

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Crossing with another Keisei Kanamachi Line train at Shibamata Station, the only intermediate station on the line.

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Making a brief stop at Shibamata Station.

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Passing over Takasago Train Base on the Keisei Kanamachi Line elevated track.

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Passing over the Keisei Main Line.

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The Keisei Main Line is located on the ground level.

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Disembarking from the Keisei Kanamachi Line train at Keisei-Takasago. The end-to-end journey on the Keisei Kanamachi Line takes just 5 minutes.

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The station sign of Keisei-Takasago Station.

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The old logo of Keisei Electric Railway as a cast plate still on the train.

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The destination of the train changes back to Kanamachi as soon as the train arrived.

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The emptier interior of the train after everyone had disembarked and new passengers for Keisei-Kanamachi boarded.

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The end of the Keisei Kanamachi Line at Keisei-Takasago Station.

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The Keisei 3500 series at Keisei-Takasago Station.

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The only path out of the platform leads to the ticket gates.

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Any transfers would require you to exit the ticket gates here.

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The Keisei Main Line, Narita Sky Access Line and Hokuso Line are located at the ticket gates just opposite the Keisei Kanamachi Line ticket gates. I guess this is to ensure that pedestrians are able to pass through the station to cross the tracks without the need to enter any ticket gates.

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The ticket gates of the Keisei Kanamachi Line.

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Heading down via the small South Exit.

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Despite this being a major junction station, the exit on the south side is rather small and for pedestrians only.

Overall, a rather pleasant journey on the quaint Keisei Kanamachi Line, a short, single-track railway line in Tokyo as compared with the rest of the complicated systems around the city.

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