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Yokohama

Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia


Date of opening16 Dec 1972
Network length57.6 km (35.80 mi)
Stations48 (45*)
Lines3        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line16.00
Avg. station distance1,280 m (0.80 mi)
Avg. line length19.20 km (11.93 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
Kanazawa Line not included (10.6 km)
System typemetro (known as Subway)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)542,000 (as of 2008)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)9,420 (5,850)
Fare collection
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsKanazawa Seaside LRT
Driverless linesKanazawa Seaside line, LRT, rubber-tyred (since 1989)
Platform screen doorsKanazawa Seaside LRT line
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: gif, © 2010 city.yokohama.lg.jp


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

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 Museum

tram museum Yokohama Municipal Tramway Museum. The museum preserves some Yokohama tram cars, model trains, old photos, maps, and materials including a subway train simulator, which is modeled on Yokohama Municipal Subway type 2000. Since 1973. Location: At the corner of a former tram depot.
Address: 3-1-53 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, 235-0012. At Negishi JR station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, then bus #21 or #78 to terminal stop Shiden-Hozonkan metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): Daily 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30) except Monday (if holiday, next day). Admission: 100 Yen. Features: Library, subway simulator, museum shop.
Reference: shiden.yokohama (official website). japaneserailwaysociety.com, wcities.com.





Metro City Hopping

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

  Tokyo    Sobu Line (commuter metro)    Chiba      35 km
  Tokyo    Keio Line / Keio New Line (metro)    Tama      31 km
  Tokyo    Toyoko, Yokosuka, or Kelhin Tohoku Lines (metro)    Yokohama      28 km
  Yokohama    Negishi Line via Ofuna station (metro)    Kamakura      18 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:
  • Green Line



Express Services

Interoperated commuter lines serve as express.




Lines with a View

There are nice views from the new Kanazawa Seaside LRT line.

Photo by seasideline.co.jp





Handpicked Resources

city.yokohama.jp Official website Subway
mm21railway.co.jp Official website Minatomirai Line




Generic Links for Yokohama 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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