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Osaka Municipal Subway

Operator : Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
12-62 Kujo-minami, 1-chome Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 550-8552
Tel: +81-6-6582-1101
URL http://www.kotsu.city.osaka.lg.jp/foreign/english/

Outline

Osaka Municipal Subway

The 3.1 km Umeda – Shinsaibashi section of line 1, the first municipal subway in Japan opened in May 1933. Construction work was temporarily halted because of World War Ⅱ but after the war work again proceeded in a positive manner and by 1970 the year of the Japan World Expo, Osaka had completed a six line, 64.2 km subway network covering the city center in a gridline pattern. After that the subway network extended into the city's environs and suburbs. In December 2006, line 8, from Itakano to Imazato linear motor subway opened, making the total operating km to 137.8 km.

Data

First section opened 1933
Route length(in km) 137.8
Number of lines in operation 9
Number of stations 133
Number of stocks owned 1360
Annual Ridership (in million) 825.6

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