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Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (Asia)


Date of opening26 Jul 1981
Network length29.8 km (18.52 mi)
Stations35 (34*)
Lines3
Stations per line11.67
Avg. station distance931 m (0.58 mi)
Avg. line length9.93 km (6.17 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
According to Mr. Osamu Abe
System typemetro (known as Subway)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)340,000 (2007)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)11,400 (7,090)
Fare collectionGates, smartcard
24-hour operationNo
TrackLeft, gauge: 1067 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 1500 V
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsYes
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Official map
Source: jpg, © 2011 subway.city.fukuoka.lg.jp


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

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Relationships with Other Metros

Japanese-Korean family
Members: Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Fukuoka, Gwangju, Incheon, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Seoul, Tokyo, Yokohama,
Characteristics: Unadorned, clean and solid station design, often using coloured plates. Majority are run by Japan Railways Group, other trains mostly derived from those.





Reaching the Beaches

Korea Strait (Sea of Japan): For Mitoma beach east of the city, take the subway to Kaizuka station, then transfer to the Nishitetsu Miyajidake line to Mitoma station. Takes about 20 minutes or so. From the station, it's a 10 minutes walk to the beach. Serves as a surfing spot around the end of August.





Handpicked Resources

subway.city.fukuoka.lg.jp Official website



Generated Links for Fukuoka Subway

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Fukuoka (wikipedia.org)






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