Osaka Municipal Subway

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Osaka Municipal Subway
Osaka Metro Logo.svg
Background
Locale Osaka City, Higashiosaka, Kadoma, Moriguchi, Sakai, Suita, and Yao
Transit type Electrified Metro
Number of lines 8
Number of stations 125
Daily ridership 2,319,896 1 (Fiscal 2009)
Operation
Began operation 1933
Operator(s) Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
Technical
System length 129.9 km (80.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification third rail lines: 750 V DC, third rail
Sakaisuji Line and linear motor metro lines: 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Top speed 70 km/h (43 mph)

Osaka Municipal Subway (大阪市営地下鉄 Ōsaka-shiei chikatetsu?) is the metro network in the city of Osaka, Japan, forming an integral part of the extensive mass transit system of Greater Osaka (Kansai region), having 125 out of the 1,108 rail stations (2007) in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto region.2 In 2010 the greater Osaka region had 13 million rail passengers daily (see Transport in Keihanshin) of which the Osaka subway accounts for 2.29 million.3 It is operated by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. Its first service, the Midōsuji Line from Umeda to Shinsaibashi, opened in 1933.

Unlike other rapid transits in Japan, Osaka Municipal Subway uses third rail system as its primary electric system for trains (lines that don't use third rail are the Sakaisuji Line, the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line and the Imazatosuji Line which use overhead catenary).

Rolling stock

Osaka Municipal Subway rolling stock is divided into conventional electric motored trains and linear motored trains.

Electric motored

Linear motored

Lines

Eight subway lines are currently operated.

Color & icon Name Mark First section
opened
Last ex-
tension
Length
km/miles
Stations
  Midosuji logo.png Via trackage rights Kitakyū Namboku Line M 1970 1970 5.9/3.7 4Note 1
Line 1 Midōsuji Line 1933 1987 24.5/15.2 20
  Tanimachi logo.png Line 2 Tanimachi Line T 1967 1983 28.1/17.5 26
  Yotsubashi.png Line 3 Yotsubashi Line Y 1942 1970 11.4/7.1 11
  Chuo.png Line 4 Chūō Line (Yumehanna) C 1997Note 2 - 2.4/1.5 2Note 3
1961Note 4 1985 15.5/9.6 13
Via trackage rights Kintetsu Keihanna Line (Yumehanna) 1986 2006 18.8/11.7 8Note 5
  Sennichimae.png Line 5 Sennichimae Line S 1969 1981 12.6/7.8 13
  Sakaisuji logo.png Via trackage rights Hankyu Senri Line - 1969 - 13.6/8.5 11Note 6
Hankyu Kyoto Line 1969Note 7 - 41.1/25.5 22Note 8
Line 6 Sakaisuji Line K 1969 1993 8.5/5.3 10
  Tsurumiryokuchi.png Line 7 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line N 1990 1997 15.0/9.3 16
  Imazatosuji.png Line 8 Imazatosuji Line I 2006 - 11.9/7.4 11
Automated people mover
  Newtram logo.png - Nankō Port Town Line P 1997Note 9 - 0.7/0.4 2Note 10
1981Note 11 2005 7.2/4.5 9

Notes

  1. ^ Including Esaka Station
  2. ^ Owned by Osaka Port Transport System between Cosmosquare Station and Osakakō Station
  3. ^ Including Osakakō Station
  4. ^ Between Osakakō Station and Nagata Station
  5. ^ Including Nagata Station
  6. ^ Including Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station
  7. ^ Between Awaji Station and Kawaramachi Station
  8. ^ Including Awaji Station
  9. ^ Owned by Osaka Port Transport System between Cosmosquare Station and Trade Center-mae Station
  10. ^ Including Trade Center-mae Station
  11. ^ Between Trade Center-mae Station and Suminoekoen Station

In addition, there several line extensions and one new line planned and under review.

Color Name Mark Start Terminus Length
km/miles
Line 3 Yotsubashi Line Y Nishi-Umeda Jūsō 2.9/1.8
Line 5 Sennichimae Line S Minami-Tatsumi towards Mito (TBD)
Line 7 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line N Taishō Tsurumachi Yonchōme (vicinity) 5.5/3.4
Line 8 Imazatosuji Line I Imazato Yuzato Rokuchōme 6.7/4.2
(TBD) Line 9 Shikitsu–Nagayoshi Line (provisional) - Suminoekōen Kire-Uriwari 6.9/~4.3

Fares

Ticket machines and fare maps at Shinsaibashi Station

Osaka Municipal Subway charges fares of between 200 yen and 360 yen for single rides for adult passengers based on distance traveled. Some discount fares exist.

section Rates (yen)
Section 1 (1–3 km)
  • adults: 180 yen
  • children: 90 yen
Section 2 (4–7 km)
  • adults: 240 yen
  • children: 120 yen
Section 3 (8–13 km)
  • adults: 280 yen
  • children: 140 yen
Section 4 (14–19 km)
  • adults: 320 yen
  • children: 160 yen
Section 5 (20–25 km)
  • adults: 370 yen
  • children: 190 yen

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