Green Line (Yokohama)

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     Green Line
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Green Line 10000 series train, April 2008
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Yokohama Municipal Subway
Locale Yokohama
Stations 10
Line number 4
Operation
Opening 30 March 2008
Owner Yokohama Municipal Subway
Depot(s) Kawawa
Rolling stock 10000 series
Technical
Line length 13.0 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead

The Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line (横浜市営地下鉄グリーンライン Yokohama Shiei Chikatetsu Gurīn Rain?) is a line of the Yokohama Municipal Subway in the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its formal designation is Line 4, and it is the first part of a proposed Yokohama Loop Railway (横浜環状鉄道 Yokohama Kanjō Tetsudō?). The line links Nakayama Station on the JR East Yokohama Line and Hiyoshi Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line with 13 km of track.

After construction which began in 2001, it started operating on March 30, 2008.

The new subway has 10 stations and it takes approximately 21 minutes from Nakayama to Hiyoshi. The stations are designed in a distinctive way. For example, Kawawachō station is designed with a slight dome-shaped arc [clarification needed] which represents the waves of the Tsurumi River which flows south of Nakayama Station.

From June 2008, there will be a new connection on the Tōkyū Meguro Line from Hiyoshi Station via Musashi-Kosugi station and then straight into central Tokyo through the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line.

Stations[edit]

Number Station in Japanese km Connections Location
(in Yokohama)
G01 Nakayama 中山 0.0 JR East: Yokohama Line Midori-ku
G02 Kawawachō 川和町 1.7   Tsuzuki-ku
G03 Tsuzuki-Fureai-no-Oka 都筑ふれあいの丘 3.1  
G04 Center-Minami センター南 4.8 Yokohama Municipal Subway: Blue Line (B29)
G05 Center-Kita センター北 5.7 Yokohama Municipal Subway: Blue Line (B30)
G06 Kita-Yamata 北山田 7.4  
G07 Higashi-Yamata 東山田 8.8  
G08 Takata 高田 10.3   Kōhoku-ku
G09 Hiyoshi-Honchō 日吉本町 11.6  
G10 Hiyoshi 日吉 13.0 Tokyu Corporation: Tōyoko Line, Meguro Line

Platforms are above ground at Kawawachō, Center-Kita, and Center-Minami stations and underground at other stations.

Rolling stock[edit]

A 10000 series train under test on the Green Line, July 2006

References[edit]

  • Japan Railfan Magazine, January 2008 issue (Vol 48, No. 561), p62-63

External links[edit]