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Yokohama

Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (Asia)


Date of opening16 Dec 1972
Network length57.6 km (35.80 mi)
Stations48 (45*)
Lines3
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 (2008)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)9,420 (5,850)
Fare collection
24-hour operationNo
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.




Metro 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 through service train 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.
Reference: kyouryokukai.or.jp (official website). japaneserailwaysociety.com, wcities.com.





Metro City Hopping

Yokohama belongs to the Tokyo cluster with rapid transit connections between these metro cities:

  Tokyo    Sobu Line (commuter metro)    Chiba
  Tokyo    Keio Line / Keio New Line (metro)    Tama
  Tokyo    Toyoko, Yokosuka, or Kelhin Tohoku Lines (metro)    Yokohama
  Yokohama    Negishi Line via Ofuna station (metro)    Kamakura




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.





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



Generated Links for Yokohama 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 Yokohama (wikipedia.org)






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