Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

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Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
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Overview
Native name長堀鶴見緑地線
Line number7
TerminiTaisho
Kadoma-minami
Stations17
Service
Type Rapid transit
System Osaka Metro
Operator(s) Osaka Metro (2018–present)
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1990–2018)
Depot(s)Tsurumi
Rolling stock 70 series EMUs
History
OpenedMarch 31, 1990
Technical
Line length15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead line
Operating speed70 km/h (43 mph)
Route map
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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".

Contents

Line data

Stations

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)TransfersLocation Coordinates
(links to map & photo sources)
 N11  Taishō 大正0.0 Osaka Loop Line Taisho-ku, Osaka 34°39′57″N135°28′44″E / 34.66583°N 135.47889°E / 34.66583; 135.47889 (Taishō Station)
 N12  Dome-mae Chiyozaki
(Kyocera Dome Osaka)
ドーム前千代崎
(京セラドーム大阪)
0.6 Hanshin Namba Line Nishi-ku, Osaka 34°40′16″N135°28′46″E / 34.67111°N 135.47944°E / 34.67111; 135.47944 (Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station)
 N13  Nishi-Nagahori 西長堀1.6 Osaka Metro Sennichimae line symbol.svg Sennichimae Line (S14) 34°40′33″N135°29′13″E / 34.67583°N 135.48694°E / 34.67583; 135.48694 (Nishi-Nagahori Station)
 N14  Nishiōhashi 西大橋2.2 34°40′32″N135°29′37″E / 34.67556°N 135.49361°E / 34.67556; 135.49361 (Nishiōhashi Station)
 N15  Shinsaibashi 心斎橋2.7 Chūō-ku, Osaka 34°40′30″N135°29′59″E / 34.67500°N 135.49972°E / 34.67500; 135.49972 (Shinsaibashi Station)
 N16  Nagahoribashi 長堀橋3.4 Osaka Metro Sakaisuji line symbol.svg Sakaisuji Line (K16) 34°40′30″N135°30′23″E / 34.67500°N 135.50639°E / 34.67500; 135.50639 (Nagahoribashi Station)
 N17  Matsuyamachi 松屋町4.0 34°40′32″N135°30′45″E / 34.67556°N 135.51250°E / 34.67556; 135.51250 (Matsuyamachi Station)
 N18  Tanimachi Rokuchōme 谷町六丁目4.4 Osaka Metro Tanimachi line symbol.svg Tanimachi Line (T24) 34°40′34″N135°31′05″E / 34.67611°N 135.51806°E / 34.67611; 135.51806 (Tanimachi Rokuchōme Station)
 N19  Tamatsukuri 玉造5.7 Osaka Loop Line Tennōji-ku, Osaka 34°40′29″N135°31′49″E / 34.67472°N 135.53028°E / 34.67472; 135.53028 (Tamatsukuri Station)
 N20  Morinomiya 森ノ宮6.7 Chūō-ku, Osaka 34°40′55″N135°32′00″E / 34.68194°N 135.53333°E / 34.68194; 135.53333 (Morinomiya Station)
 N21  Osaka Business Park
(Osaka-jo Hall)
大阪ビジネスパーク
(大阪城ホール前)
7.8 34°41′31″N135°31′47″E / 34.69194°N 135.52972°E / 34.69194; 135.52972 (Osaka Business Park Station)
 N22  Kyōbashi 京橋8.5 Miyakojima-ku, Osaka 34°41′48″N135°31′48″E / 34.69667°N 135.53000°E / 34.69667; 135.53000 (Kyōbashi Station)
 N23  Gamō-yonchōme 蒲生四丁目10.2 Osaka Metro Imazatosuji line symbol.svg Imazatosuji Line (I18) Jōtō-ku, Osaka 34°42′01″N135°32′52″E / 34.70028°N 135.54778°E / 34.70028; 135.54778 (Gamō-yonchōme Station)
 N24  Imafuku-Tsurumi 今福鶴見11.4 34°42′07″N135°33′37″E / 34.70194°N 135.56028°E / 34.70194; 135.56028 (Imafuku-Tsurumi Station)
 N25  Yokozutsumi 横堤12.5 Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 34°42′13″N135°34′23″E / 34.70361°N 135.57306°E / 34.70361; 135.57306 (Yokozutsumi Station)
 N26  Tsurumi-ryokuchi 鶴見緑地13.7 34°42′39″N135°34′49″E / 34.71083°N 135.58028°E / 34.71083; 135.58028 (Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station)
 N27  Kadoma-minami 門真南15.0 Osaka Monorail Main Line (proposed extension) [1] Kadoma 34°43′00″N135°35′32″E / 34.71667°N 135.59222°E / 34.71667; 135.59222 (Kadoma-minami Station)

Stopping patterns

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.

Rolling stock

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.

History

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 ]

Over the course of fiscal 2010, the 16 stations within Osaka City were outfitted with automatic platform gates, similar to those already in use on the Imazatosuji Line. At Taishō, the first station to be so equipped, the gates started operation on July 7, 2010. The final station, Kadoma-minami, had them installed over the course of October 2011, with operation starting on October 31. [2]

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References

  1. http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/001272230.pdf
  2. 平成23年10月末をもちまして 長堀鶴見緑地線の全17駅に可動式ホーム柵の設置が完了しました! [All 17 stations of Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line equipped with platforms doors as of end of October 2011] (in Japanese). Japan: Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. October 31, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.