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Kobe Municipal Subway

Operator : Kobe City Transportation Bureau
6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City
Hyogo Prefecture 650-8570
Tel: +81-78-322-5924
URL http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/foreign/english/index.html

Outline

Kobe Municipal Subway

The kobe municipal subway opened in March 1977 with the 5.7 km Shin-nagat – Myodani section in order to establish a convenient means of transportation for the people living in the New Town.
Subsequently the line was gradually extended and a decade later, in March 1987, the 22.7 km Seisinn-yamate line opened. Furthermore a reciprocal through service was commenced with the opening of the Shin-kobe – Tanigami section of Hokushin Kyuko line.
Kobe's second subway line, the 7.9 km Kaigan line, known as "Yumekamome" opened in July 2001.

Data

First section opened 1977
Route length(in km) 30.6
Number of lines in operation 2
Number of stations 26
Number of stocks owned 208
Annual Ridership (in million) 110.8

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Route map

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