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Yokohama Municipal Subway

Operator : Transportation Bureau, City of Yokohama
1-1, Minato-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0017
Tel +81-45-671-3160
URL http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/koutuu/english/

Outline

Yokohama Municipal Subway

As a new means of transport to replace streetcar, the Blue line between Kamiooka – Isezaki-choujamachi 5.2 km section opened in December 1972. Subsequently the subway line linking the center of Yokohama with its sub-center gradually expanded. The opening of the Green line between Totsuka – Shonandai in August 1999 completed 40.4 km, 32 stations. The Green line between Hiyoshi and Nakayama stations, 13.1 km 10 stations opened in March 2008. By employing linear-motor cars, the tunnel section was narrowed, thereby decreasing construction cost.

Data

First section opened 1972
Route length(in km) 53.4
Number of lines in operation 3
Number of stations 42
Number of stocks owned 290
Annual Ridership (in million) 218.4

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