Fujikyu Railway - Route data
Fujikyu Railway is a line connecting Otsuki Station in Otsuki City in Yamanashi Prefecture to Fujisan Station in Fujiyoshida City and Fujisan Station to Kawaguchiko Station in Tsuru-gun.
I rode the train from Otsuki station to Fujisan Station. The vehicle was a 205 series train that was active in JR East Yamanote Line and Keiyo Line, renewal by Mr. Eiji Mitooka famous for handling train "Seven Stars" and so on. It was decorated as wood. The route was a route with many ups and downs where the cityscape and road occasionally showed their face while pounding through the mountains. Many famous sightseeing spots such as Kawaguchiko, Fujikyu Highland and Mt. Fuji are also located along the railroad, and I received the impression that there are many passengers using this line to access these sightseeing spots.
Mode of opreration
In weekdays, there were 5 trains per hour during the morning and evening hours, 3 to 4 trains per hour, 2 trains per hour in the off time zone, 2 to 3 trains per hour for the holiday, 6 to 7 trains per hour for the tourism peak time (excluding charge limited express trains). It can be said that this is a very large number of operations for regional railroads. In particular, it is worth noting that trains run in number comparable to those in the metropolitan area during rush hour and holiday tour peak hours on weekdays morning and evening. Although it is thought that the number of such trains is considered considering the transportation of tourists, the environment that makes it easy for local users to use railways as a result is established. Therefore, it seems that byproducts of improving the convenience of local users also exist in "tourism" measures.
In the ordinary train, the 6000 series that transferred the JNR Series 205 (Yamanote, Sobu, Keiyo, Hanwa, Senseki Line, which were used in various parts of the country), transferred the 5000 series (active in Keio Line) of Keio Imperial Railway 1000 · 1200 series, and our own ordered 5000 series are used. For the 6000 series, renewal has been done by Mr. Eiji Mitooka, 1000 and 1200 series revival vehicle which reproduced Keio Line era and special specification car "Fuji climbing train", 5000 series coloring with Thomas color The "Thomas Land issue" has been running, and it has become a creation of rich variations. In addition, vehicles that were active in the former Odakyu Romance Cars are being operated to the express limited train "Fujisan express" and "Mt. Fuji view limited express".
Many kinds of vehicle
As mentioned above, Fujikyu operates a wide variety of vehicles. Although it can be said that this is not very desirable considering the disadvantage of the rise in maintenance cost due to an increase in the types of vehicles, in Fujikyu, by giving nicknames and special decorations to each vehicle individuality, the rich variations themselves. It is thought that it adds sightseeing added value to and covers disadvantages.
Management of amusement parks
We have our own amusement park "Fujikyu Highland" along the railroad and have "Fujikyu Highland Station" as the nearest station on the Fujikyu Line. They are proactively investing in amusement parks by adopting excellent new attractions. Access to the amusement park is not limited to the company's own railway line, but it is operating its own high-speed bus from the downtown Tokyo area so that you can operate with multiple routes to meet various needs, leading to profits increasing, so I was able to see the situation.
The direct line to JR Line
There are a lot of trains operated mainly in the holiday via direct line to JR Chuo Line and operating to large-scale stations in downtown Tokyo area such as Shinjuku and Tokyo. From the Local train to the Express train, partly the Limited Express train etc. are also in direct communication, and it is possible to access smoothly from the downtown Tokyo area without transfer. I thought that it is a measure that is trying to lead attracting tourists by enriching access with the downtown Tokyo area.
Consideration and impression
I thought that Fujikyu Railway is a railway depends on sightseeing because the company succeeded by sightseeing vehicles, diretcly access to metrapolis, management of amusement park.
Moreover, trains run at intervals of 2 to 5 trains by 1 hour by tourism, and it is highly convenient for residents who use the railway, and as a byproduct of tourism, improvement of convenience of local transportation happened.