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Odakyu Electric Railway

The Odakyu Electric Railway (小田急電鉄 Odakyu Dentetsu) is a major private railway company in Tokyo, Japan, best known for its express trains from Tokyo to Odawara and Hakone.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Lines
3 External links


The 83km line from Shinjuku to Odawara opened for service on April 1, 1927.

On May 31, 1944, Odakyu merged into the Tokyo-Yokohama Electric Railway company (now Tokyu), which controlled all private railway services west and south of Tokyo by the end of World War II. The company regained its independence on June 1, 1948.

Today, Odakyu is a diversified corporation with operations in real estate, fiber optic networking, personal storage, and travel sales. They also own several recreational facilities, including a golf course, campground, hot springs resort, and sailing resort, all of which are situated to bring more passengers onto the railway network.

Odakyu is a company on Fortune magazine's Global 500 list.


Some Odakyu trains from the Tama Line continue on to the Eidan Chiyoda Line at Yoyogi-Uehara Station.

External links - Main site in Japanese - Corporate information in English