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NAGOYA
 Japan

Nagoya Subway Map 2002 © UrbanRail.Net

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 System
Nagoya has a population of 2.1 million and built Japan's third subway system (1957) following Tokyo and Osaka. Today there are five lines, of which two, the Meijo and the No.4 Line, are operated jointly. The total length of the network is 87 km with 93 stations (average distance is 968 m). With 1 million daily passengers the Nagoya Subway has only a share of little more than 10% of all trips done within the city, traffic is still dominated by the use of private vehicles. Most subway cars and major stations have been equipped with air-conditioning, the newer Sakura-dori Line also offers access via elevators. The metro is operated by the City of Nagoya Transportation Bureau.
  - Subway Lines
 Higashiyama Line
Higashiyama Line(Line 1) - 20.6 km, 22 stations (H01-H22), partly elevated, 37 minutes travel time, 2- 4 min. headway, 6-car-trains, 1435 mm gauge, 3rd rail power supply, ATS.
 Meijo and Meiko Lines
Meijo/Meiko Line(Line 2) - 33 km, 34 stations, 27/10 min., underground, 2.5-8 min. headway, 6-car-trains, 1435 mm gauge, 3rd rail, ATC. Until 2004, the Kanayama - Aratama-bashi stretch was known as Line No. 4. Upon completion on 6 Oct. 2004, the circle line became known as the Meijo ("Nagoya Castle") Line (M01-M28) and the spur running to the port is now the Meiko ("Nagoya Port") Line (E01-E07).
 Tsurumai Line
Tsurumai Line(Line 3) - 20.4 km, 20 stations, partly elevated, 35 min. travel time, 4-6 min. headway, 6-car-trains, 1067 mm gauge, overhead line, ATC. Through service in both directions on Meitetsu Toyota and Inuyama lines (60km).
 Sakura-dori Line
Sakura-dori Line(Line 6) - 19.1 km, 21 stations, 4-6 min. headway, 5-car-trains, 1067 mm gauge, overhead line, ATC.
  - Other Railway Lines

Within Nagoya City there are more than 180 km of rail lines:

76.5 km - Subway
41 km - JR Japan Railway (5 transfer stations to subway)
39 km - Meitetsu-Nagoya Railroad - a private suburban rail service, partly shared service on Tsurumai Subway Line
8.5 km - Kinetsu-Kinki Nippon Railway (suburban)
5 km - Tokai Kotsu Jigyo line


Aonami LineAonami Line is the brandname for another urban railway line within the city of Nagoya, which is also called the Nishi-Nagoyako Line (West Nagoya Port Line) operated by the Nagoya Seaside Rapid Railway. Passenger service on this former freight line began on 6 Oct 2004.


Linimo train © Lester KaoFor the Expo 2005, a new line, the 9.2 km maglev line Linimo Line (Tobu Kyuryo Line) was built from Fujigaoka (terminus of Higashiyama Line) to Yagusa Station on the Aichi Loop line.

 

 

 History

15/11/1957 - Nagoya - Sakae (2.4 km)
15/06/1960 - Sakae - Ikeshita (3.6 km)
01/04/1963 - Ikeshita - Higashiyama Koen ( 2.5 km)
15/10/1965 - Sakae - Shiyakusho (1.3 km)
30/03/1967 - Higashiyama Koen - Hoshigaoka (1.1 km) and Sakae - Kanayama (3 km)
01/04/1969 - Hoshigaoka - Fujigaoka (4.4 km) and Nagoya - Nakamura Koen ( 3.5 km)
29/03/1971 - Kanayama - Nagoyako (6 km)
20/12/1971 - Shiyakusho - Ozone (4.6 km)
30/03/1974 - Kanayama - Aratama-bashi (5.7 km)
18/03/1977 - Fushimi - Yagoto (8 km)
01/10/1978 - Yagoto - Akaike (5.4 km)
27/11/1981 - Fushimi - Joshin (2.9 km)
21/09/1982 - Nakamura Koen - Takabata (3.1 km)
06/09/1984 - Joshin - Shonai Ryokuchi Koen (2.7 km)
10/09/1989 - Nakamura Kuyakusho - Imaike (6.3 km)
12/08/1993 - Shonai Ryokuchi Koen - Kami Otai (1.4 km)
30/03/1994 - Imaike - Nonami (8.6 km)
19/01/2000 - Ozone - Sunada-bashi (intermediate station - Nagoya Dome-mae-Yada)
27/03/2003 - Kami-Iida Link Line: Heian-dori - Ajima (3.3km underground) - through running on Meitetsu Komaki Line
13/12/2003 - Sunada-bashi - Nagoya Daigaku (6.2km)
06/10/2004 - Nagoya Daigaku - Aratama-bashi (5.1km)
27/03/2011 - Nonami - Tokushige

 

 Projects

 Photos

Sakura-dori Line Meijo/No4 Line Tsurumai Line

Pictures © City of Nagoya Transportation Bureau

 Links

City of Nagoya Transportation Bureau

Nagoya Subway at Wikipedia

Nagoya Subway Stations

Outline of Nagoya City Subway by Kenichi Tatsukawa

Nagoya Subway by Osamu Abe

Subway Map 1995

Kami-Iida Link Line

Aonami Line (Official Site)

 

 

 

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