Karasuma Line

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Karasuma Line
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A 10 series (first batch) EMU on an express service bound for Kintetsu Nara
Overview
Native name烏丸線
Type Rapid transit
System Kyoto Municipal Subway
Locale Kyoto
Termini Kokusaikaikan
Takeda
Stations15
Website http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kotsu/
Operation
OpenedMay 29, 1981
Operator(s) Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
Depot(s)Takeda
Rolling stock10 series EMUs
Technical
Line length13.7 km (8.5 mi) [1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed75 km/h (45 mph) [1]
Route map
Subway Map
Karasuma Line
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K01 Kokusaikaikan
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K02 Matsugasaki
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K03 Kitayama
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K04 Kitaōji
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K05 Kuramaguchi
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K06 Imadegawa
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K07 Marutamachi
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Tozai Line (T13)→
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K08 Karasuma Oike
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K09 Shijō
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K10 Gojō
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K11 Kyoto
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K12 Kujō
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K13 Jūjō
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K14 Kuinabashi
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Kintetsu Kyoto Line
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Takeda Depot
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K15 Takeda
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The Karasuma Line (烏丸線, Karasuma-sen) is one of the two lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway operated by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau in Kyoto, Japan. On maps, diagrams and signboards, the line is colored green, and its stations are given numbers following the letter "K". It serves seven of Kyoto's eleven wards: Sakyō-ku, Kita-ku, Kamigyō-ku, Nakagyō-ku, Shimogyō-ku, Minami-ku, and Fushimi-ku. It connects Kokusaikaikan in Sakyō-ku and Takeda in Minami-ku.

Contents

Between Kitaōji and Jūjō, trains run beneath the north-south Karasuma Street, hence the name. They link to the other subway line, the Tozai Line, at Karasuma Oike. They also connect to the JR lines at Kyoto Station and the Hankyu Kyoto Line running beneath Shijō Street at the intersection of Shijō Karasuma, Kyoto's central business district. At Shijō Karasuma, the subway station is named Shijō, whereas Hankyu's station is called Karasuma.

The Transportation Bureau and Kintetsu Railway jointly operate through services, which continue to the Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Kintetsu Nara Station in Nara. The Karasuma Line and the Kyoto Line connect at Kyoto and Takeda.

This line covers a total distance of 13.7 km in 26 minutes and the average daily ridership in 2009 was 411,881 passengers. [2]

Stations

No.Station nameJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation
K01 Kokusaikaikan 国際会館0.0  Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
K02 Matsugasaki 松ヶ崎1.6 
K03 Kitayama 北山2.6  Kita-ku, Kyoto
K04 Kitaōji 北大路3.8 
K05 Kuramaguchi 鞍馬口4.6  Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
K06 Imadegawa 今出川5.4 
K07 Marutamachi 丸太町6.9  Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
K08 Karasuma Oike 烏丸御池7.6 Subway KyotoTozai.png Tozai Line (T13)
K09 Shijō 四条8.5 Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Hankyu Kyoto Line (HK-85: Karasuma Station) Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
K10 Gojō 五条9.3 
K11 Kyoto 京都10.3
K12 Kujō 九条11.1  Minami-ku, Kyoto
K13 Jūjō 十条11.8 
K14 Kuinabashi くいな橋13.0  Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
K15 Takeda 竹田13.7 B  Kyoto Line (B05, through trains available)

Rolling stock

Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau

Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd.

History

The section between Kitaōji and Kyoto was completed on May 29, 1981. [1] The line was extended from Kyoto to Takeda on June 11, 1988. [1] Through services from Kitaōji to Shin-Tanabe on the Kyoto Line started on August 28, 1988. The line was extended from Kitaōji to Kitayama on October 24, 1990. Oike Station was renamed Karasuma Oike Station on May 22, 1997, prior to the inauguration of the Tōzai Line running beneath the east-west Oike Street (御池通, Oike-dōri). The line was extended from Kitayama to Kokusaikaikan on June 3, 1997. Express services from Kokusaikaikan to Kintetsu Nara in Nara started on March 15, 2000.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄[Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 119. ISBN   4-87366-874-3.
  2. "京都市交通局:地下鉄のあゆみと概要". www.city.kyoto.lg.jp. Retrieved 2019-04-28.