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Sapporo Municipal Subway

Operator : Sapporo City Transportation Bureau
2-4-1, Oyachi-higashi,
Atsubetsu-ku Sapporo City, Hokkaido 004-8555
Tel +81-11-896-2708
URL http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/index.html

Outline

Sapporo Municipal Subway

The first line, Namboku line was opened in 1971, in time for the Winter Olympic Games in early 1972. The southernmost section between Hiragishi and Makomanai is elevated but this part is covered with an aluminium shelter to protect it from heavy snow fall common in the area and also reduce the noise along the line. Sapporo subway is the first in the world to use a central guiding rail with rubber-tired wheels.

Data

First section opened 1971
Route length(in km) 48.0
Number of lines in operation 3
Number of stations 49
Number of stocks owned 368
Annual Ridership (in million) 208.4

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Route map

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