Nagoya Municipal Subway

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Nagoya Municipal Subway
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Overview
Native name名古屋市営地下鉄
Nagoya Shiei Chikatetsu
Locale Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines6
Number of stations87 [1]
Daily ridership1,171,289 [2]
Website Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya
Operation
Began operation15 November 1957 (1957-11-15)
Operator(s) Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
Technical
System length93.3 km (58.0 mi) [1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) (Higashiyama and Meijō/Meikō Lines)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (Tsurumai, Sakura-dōri, and Kamiiida Lines)
Electrification 600 V DC third rail (Higashiyama and Meijō/Meikō Lines)
1,500 V DC overhead lines (Tsurumai, Sakura-dōri, and Kamiiida Lines)

The Nagoya Municipal Subway (名古屋市営地下鉄, Nagoya Shiei Chikatetsu) is a rapid transit system serving Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture in Japan. It consists of six lines that cover 93.3 kilometers (58.0 mi) of route and serve 87 stations. [1] Approximately 90% of the subway's total track length is underground.

Contents

The subway system is owned and operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya and, like other large Japanese cities including Tokyo and Osaka, is heavily complemented by suburban rail, together forming an extensive network of 47 lines in and around Greater Nagoya. Of them, the subway lines represent 38% of Greater Nagoya's total rail ridership of 3 million passengers a day. [3]

In 2002, the system introduced Hatchii as its official mascot.

Lines and infrastructure

The six lines that comprise the Nagoya subway network are, for the most part, independent. However, Meikō Line services partially interline with the Meijō Line, and the operations of both lines are combined. Therefore, there are in fact five distinct services on the subway. They are mostly self-contained, but two of its lines have through services onto lines owned and operated by Meitetsu, the largest private railway operator in the region. One of these, the Kamiida Line, is essentially an extension of the Meitetsu Komaki Line to which it connects.

The first two subway lines, the Higashiyama and Meijō/Meikō Lines, run on standard gauge track and use 600 volt DC electrification from a third rail. They are three of the eleven subway lines in Japan which use both third-rail electrification and standard gauge track (the Ginza and Marunouchi lines in Tokyo are the only other two lines to use third rail at that voltage; five of the eight lines of the Osaka Metro and the Blue Line in Yokohama all use 750 V DC third rail). Subsequent lines were built to narrow gauge and employ 1,500 volt DC electrification from overhead lines, in common with most other rapid transit lines in the country.

As with other railway lines in Japan, tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines in stations. Since February 2011, this has largely been supplemented by Manaca, a rechargeable smart card. By the next year, it had replaced Tranpass, the predecessor integrated ticketing system, which could be used at all subway stations and for other connected transportation systems in the region. [4]

Line
color
Line
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MarkLine
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NameJapaneseOpenedLast extensionLengthStations
yellow Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Higashiyama Line).svg HLine 1 Higashiyama Line 東山線1957198220.6 km (12.8 mi)22
purple Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Meijo Line).svg MLine 2 Meijō Line 名城線1965 [Note 1] 19718.9 km (5.5 mi)12 [Note 2]
Line 41974 [Note 3] 200417.5 km (10.9 mi)17 [Note 2]
purple Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Meiko Line).svg ELine 2 Meikō Line 名港線1971 [Note 4] 6.0 km (3.7 mi)7 [Note 5]
blue Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Tsurumai Line).svg IYVia trackage rights Meitetsu Inuyama Line 名鉄犬山線1993 [Note 6] 21.4 km (13.3 mi)13 [Note 7]
TLine 3 Tsurumai Line 鶴舞線1977199320.4 km (12.7 mi)20
TTVia trackage rights Meitetsu Toyota Line 名鉄豊田線1979 [Note 8] 15.2 km (9.4 mi)8 [Note 9]
MY Meitetsu Mikawa Line 名鉄三河線N/A [Note 10] 1.4 km (0.87 mi)2 [Note 9]
red Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Sakura-dori Line).svg SLine 6 Sakura-dōri Line 桜通線1989201119.1 km (11.9 mi)21
pink Nagoya Subway Logo V2 (Kamiiida Line).svg KMVia trackage rights Meitetsu Komaki Line 名鉄小牧線2003 [Note 11] 18.3 km (11.4 mi)13 [Note 12]
2003 [Note 13] 2.3 km (1.4 mi)2 [Note 14]
KLine 7 Kamiiida Line 上飯田線2003 [Note 15] 0.8 km (0.50 mi)2 [Note 16]
Total (Subway only – not incl. trackage rights portions):93.3 km [1] 87 [1]

Notes

Platform of Shiyakusho Station Platform Shiyakusho Station (Nagoya-Japan).jpg
Platform of Shiyakusho Station
Entrance to Shiyakusho Station Shiyakusho Station 1060.JPG
Entrance to Shiyakusho Station
Ticket gates Ticket gates Shiyakusho Station (Nagoya-Japan).jpg
Ticket gates
Ticket vending machines Ticket vending machines Shiyakusho Station (Nagoya-Japan).JPG
Ticket vending machines

Connecting services

JR Central

(for Shin-Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Shin-Osaka)
(for Gifu, Ōgaki, Obu, Kariya, Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Hamamatsu)
(for Kozoji (transfer to former Expo Site), Tajimi, and Nakatsugawa)
(for Yokkaichi, Tsu and Kameyama)
(Limited Express only, for Gero and Takayama)

Meitetsu

(for Meitetsu Gifu, Chiryu, Hekinan, Nishio, Higashi Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Toyokawa Inari)
(for Otagawa, Chita Handa, Kowa, Utsumi, Tokoname, and Central Japan Int'l Airport)
(for Iwakura, Inuyama, Mikakino and Shin Kani)
(for Tsushima, Saya and Yatomi)
(for Owari Seto)
(for Toyotashi)

Kintetsu

(for Yokkaichi, Tsu, Nakagawa, Matsusaka, Ise, Toba, and Osaka)

Nagoya Seaside Rapid Railway

(for Kinjo-Futo (Nagoya International Exhibition Hall))

Network Map

Nagoya Municipal Subway

See also

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References

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