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|Osaka Metro Chūō Line|
|Owner||Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (Osakako — Nagata)|
Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (Cosmosquare — Osakako)
|Locale||Osaka and Higashiosaka|
|Operator(s)|| Osaka Metro (2018–present) |
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1961–2018)
|Opened||December 11, 1961|
|Line length||17.9 km (11.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||750 V DC, third rail|
|Operating speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
The Osaka Metro Chūō Line (中央線, Chūō-sen) is a rapid transit system in Osaka, Japan, operated by Osaka Metro. The line runs east-westerly under Chūō Avenue (中央大通, Chūō Ōdōri). Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 4 (高速電気軌道第4号線), and in MLIT publications, it is written as Line No. 4 (Chūō Line) (4号線（中央線）). Station numbers are indicated by the letter C.
Together with the through operation to the Keihanna Line, the two lines have a unified nickname " Yumehanna " (ゆめはんな).
On July 1, 2005, Osaka City bought the Technoport Line (テクノポート線) from Cosmosquare to Osakakō of its subsidiary Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (大阪港トランスポートシステム), reducing fare to increase traffic. The section became a part of the Chūō Line, however is still owned by OTS.
The Chūō Line is the only line to connect to all other railway lines operated by the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau, including the Nankō Port Town Line.
|Cosmosquare||コスモスクエア||0.0||Nankō Port Town Line (P09)||Suminoe-ku, Osaka|
| Ōsakakō |
|Bentenchō||弁天町||5.5||Osaka Loop Line|
|Kujō||九条||6.8||Hanshin Namba Line||Nishi-ku, Osaka|
|Awaza||阿波座||8.3||Sennichimae Line (S13)|
| Hommachi |
| Sakaisuji-Hommachi |
|10.1||Sakaisuji Line (K15)|
|Tanimachi Yonchōme||谷町四丁目||11.1||Tanimachi Line (T23)|
|Midoribashi||緑橋||13.6||Imazatosuji Line (I20)||Higashinari-ku, Osaka|
|Takaida||高井田||16.1||Osaka Higashi Line||Higashiosaka|
|↓ Through-service to/from Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka Station via the Keihanna Line ↓|
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On December 18, 1997, the OTS Technoport Line opened between Ōsakakō and Cosmosquare. This line was absorbed into the Chūō Line on July 1, 2005. The Keihanna Line was extended further into Nara when the extension to Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka opened on March 27, 2006.
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