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|Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line|
|Operator(s)|| Osaka Metro (2018–present) |
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1990–2018)
|Rolling stock||70 series EMUs|
|Opened||March 31, 1990|
|Line length||15.0 km (9.3 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead line|
|Operating speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
The Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (長堀鶴見緑地線, Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi-sen) is an underground rapid transit system in Osaka, Japan, operated by Osaka Metro. It was the first linear motor rapid transit line constructed in Japan (and the first outside North America, predated only by the Intermediate Capacity Transit System in Vancouver). Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 7 (高速電気軌道第7号線), and in MLIT publications, it is written as Line No. 7 (Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line) (7号線（長堀鶴見緑地線）). Station numbers are indicated by the letter "N".
|No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|| Coordinates |
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|Taishō||大正||0.0||Osaka Loop Line||Taisho-ku, Osaka|
| Dome-mae Chiyozaki |
(Kyocera Dome Osaka)
|0.6||Hanshin Namba Line||Nishi-ku, Osaka|
|Nishi-Nagahori||西長堀||1.6||Sennichimae Line (S14)|
|Nagahoribashi||長堀橋||3.4||Sakaisuji Line (K16)|
|Tanimachi Rokuchōme||谷町六丁目||4.4||Tanimachi Line (T24)|
|Tamatsukuri||玉造||5.7||Osaka Loop Line||Tennōji-ku, Osaka|
| Osaka Business Park |
|Gamō-yonchōme||蒲生四丁目||10.2||Imazatosuji Line (I18)||Jōtō-ku, Osaka|
|Kadoma-minami||門真南||15.0||Osaka Monorail Main Line (proposed extension)||Kadoma|
All trains stop at every station on their route. Most trains operate between Taishō and Kadoma-minami; trains also operate shortened services which run from Taishō to either Shinsaibashi or Yokozutsumi during events held at Osaka Dome. Trains run every 2–4 minutes during peak hours, and every 7 minutes during off-peak hours.
Trains are automatically driven using ATO with a single driver on board to open and close the doors and to manually drive the train in emergency situations or when ATO breaks down or is not available. All trains are stored at Tsurumi-ryokuchi-kita depot (on the Imazatosuji Line) and maintained at Tsurumi workshop.
The line is named after Nagahori-dori, a major avenue which it follows through central Osaka, and the Tsurumi-ryokuchi, a park in northeastern Osaka which hosted the International Flower and Greenery Exposition in 1990. The line was built not only to provide access to the park during the exhibition, but also to relieve congestion from the Chūō Line. Its first segment opened on March 31, 1990 between Kyōbashi and Tsurumi-ryokuchi, at which time it was called the Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (鶴見緑地線).[ citation needed ]
Under its original plan, the line would have provided access to the Osaka prefectural government offices near Osaka Castle. However, the presence of underground artifacts around the castle area made this plan impractical, and the line was thus shifted farther south, which also provided a better connection with the Chūō Line. On December 11, 1996, the line was opened as far as Shinsaibashi in downtown Osaka, and renamed the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line.[ citation needed ]
On August 29, 1997, the line was further extended westward to Taishō and eastward to Kadoma-minami.[ citation needed ]
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