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|Transit type||Rapid Transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||31|
|Daily ridership||397,000 (2018)|
|Operator(s)||Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau|
|System length||31.2 km (19.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1.5 kV DC overhead catenary|
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.
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):
|Color & Icon||Mark||Name||First section|
|green||K||-||Karasuma Line||1981||1997||13.7 km (8.5 mi)||15|
|-||Via trackage rights||Kintetsu Kyōto Line||1988||2000||31.0 km (19.3 mi)||22|
|Kintetsu Nara Line||2000||-||4.4 km (2.7 mi)||3|
|vermilion||T||-||Tōzai Line||1997||2004||8.7 km (5.4 mi)||8|
|Via trackage rights||1997||-||3.4 km (2.1 mi)||3|
|-||1997||-||3.0 km (1.9 mi)||4|
|-||2008||-||2.4 km (1.5 mi)||2|
|Total||31.2 km (19.4 mi)||31|
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