Osaka Monorail

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Osaka Monorail
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Locale Osaka Prefecture
Transit typeStraddle-beam Monorail
Number of lines2
Number of stations18
Daily ridership131,479 daily boardings (2017) [1]
Began operation1990 (1990)
Operator(s)Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
System length28.0 km (17.4 mi)
Minimum radius of curvature 100 m (330 ft)
Electrification 1,500 V DC
Top speed75 km/h (47 mph)
Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd.
Native name
Romanized name
Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha
Type Private KK
Founded Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan (December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15))
Headquarters1-5, Shin-Senri-higashimachi Itchome, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Area served
northern Osaka Prefecture
Owner Osaka Prefectural Government (65.1%)
Keihan Holdings Co. (2.7%)
Hankyu Corporation (2.7%)
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co. (2.7%)
7 municipalities and 17 companies, including Toyonaka municipal government (total 26.8%)

The Osaka Monorail (大阪モノレール, Ōsaka Monorēru) is a monorail system in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd. (大阪モノレール株式会社, Ōsaka Monorēru kabushiki gaisha). At 28 kilometres (17 mi) long, it is the second longest monorail system in the world after the Chongqing Monorail and the longest monorail system in Japan. It links the three campuses of Osaka University.



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Main Line Osaka Airport Kadoma-shi 1 June 199022 August 199721.2 km (13.2 mi)14
Saito Line Bampaku-kinen-kōen Saito-nishi 1 October 199819 March 20076.8 km (4.2 mi)7

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In 2015, Osaka Prefecture announced plans to extend the monorail to Uryudo in Higashiōsaka. [2]

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