Kyoto Municipal Subway

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Kyoto Municipal Subway
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Overview
Native name京都市営地下鉄
Kyōto-shiei chikatetsu
Locale Kyoto, Japan
Transit typeRapid Transit
Number of lines2
Number of stations31
Daily ridership397,000 (2018) [1]
Website www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kotsu/webguide/en/tika/index_tika.html
Operation
Began operation1981 (1981)
Operator(s) Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
Technical
System length31.2 km (19.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 1.5 kV DC overhead catenary
System map
Map of Kyoto Municipal Subway Kyoto Subway.PNG
Map of Kyoto Municipal Subway

The Kyoto Municipal Subway (京都市営地下鉄, Kyōto-shiei chikatetsu), also known as Kyoto City Subway, is the rapid transit network in the city of Kyoto, Japan. It is operated by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau. It has two lines.

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Lines

The Kyoto Municipal Subway is made up of two lines: the 13.7-kilometer (8.5 mi) long, 15-station Karasuma Line, and the 17.5-kilometer (10.9 mi) long, 17-station Tōzai Line, which together share one interchange station (Karasuma Oike Station): [2]

Color & IconMarkNameFirst section
opened
Last ex-
tension
LengthStations
green Subway KyotoKarasuma.svg K- Karasuma Line 1981199713.7 km (8.5 mi)15
-Via trackage rights Kintetsu Kyōto Line 1988 [Note 1] 200031.0 km (19.3 mi)22 [Note 2]
Kintetsu Nara Line 2000 [Note 3] -4.4 km (2.7 mi)3 [Note 4]
vermilion Subway KyotoTozai.png T- Tōzai Line 1997 [Note 5] 20048.7 km (5.4 mi)8
Via trackage rights1997 [Note 6] -3.4 km (2.1 mi)3 [Note 7]
-1997 [Note 8] -3.0 km (1.9 mi)4 [Note 9]
-2008 [Note 10] -2.4 km (1.5 mi)2 [Note 11]
Total31.2 km (19.4 mi)31

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Karasuma Line

Tozai Line

Future

Network Map

Kyoto Municipal Subway

See also

Notes

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References

  1. "市バス・地下鉄のお客様数について" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  2. "Kyoto Municipal Subway". Japan Subway Association.

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