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Osaka

Osaka Prefecture, Japan


Date of opening20 May 1933
Network length137.8 km (85.64 mi)
Stations133 (104*)
Lines9
Stations per line14.78
Avg. station distance1,111 m (0.69 mi)
Avg. line length15.31 km (9.52 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
Monorail not included (23.8 km, 18 st). OTS + new tram included
System typeMetro, known as Subway
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)2.29 million (as of 2010)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)16,600 (10,300)
Fare collectionGates, smartcard
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V, 600 V (Nanko Port Town Line)
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsNanko Port Town Line
Driverless linesNanko Port Town Line, rubber-tyred (since 1981)
Platform screen doorsAll stations on the Nanko Port Town Line
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2009 kotsu.city.osaka.jp

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro City Hopping

Osaka is part of the Osaka cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:

  Osaka    Hanshin Line or Hankyu Kobe Line (commuter metro)    Kobe      29 km
  Osaka    Keihan Line or Hankyu Kyoto Line (commuter metro)    Kyoto      43 km





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.




Maglev or LIM Technology

LIM: Linear Induction Motor technology utilizes the repelling and attracting forces of electromagnets to move steel-on-wheel trains forward:
  • Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, Imazatosuji Line



Express Services

Interoperated commuter lines serve as express.




Circle Lines

Shared circle - 21.7 km - 19 stations - opened 1874 - completed 1898 - Suburban metro.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Next-station announcements in Japanese and English.






Handpicked Resources

kotsu.city.osaka.jp Official website metro operator
osaka-monorail.co.jp Official website monorail operator




Generic Links for Osaka Subway

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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