Karasuma Line

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     Karasuma Line
Subway KyotoKarasuma.png
Kyoto City 10 series EMU early type 001.JPG
10 series (first batch) EMU on an express service bound for Kintetsu Nara
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Kyoto Municipal Subway
Locale Kyoto
Termini Kokusaikaikan
Takeda
Stations 15
Website http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kotsu/
Operation
Opening May 29, 1981
Operator(s) Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Takeda
Rolling stock 10 series EMUs
Technical
Line length 13.7 km (8.5 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operating speed 75 km/h (45 mph)[1]
Route map
Subway Map
Karasuma Line
0.0 K01 Kokusaikaikan
1.6 K02 Matsugasaki
2.6 K03 Kitayama
Kamo River
3.8 K04 Kitaōji
4.6 K05 Kuramaguchi
5.4 K06 Imadegawa
6.9 K07 Marutamachi
Tozai Line (T13)→
7.6 K08 Karasuma Oike
Hankyu Kyoto Line
Karasuma
8.5 K09 Shijō
9.3 K10 Gojō
Sanin Main Line
10.3 K11 Kyoto
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Nara Line
11.1 K12 Kujō
11.8 K13 Jūjō
Kamo River
13.0 K14 Kuinabashi
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Takeda Depot
13.7 K15 Takeda
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Shin-Tanabe
Yamato-Saidaiji
Kintetsu Nara Line
Kintetsu Nara

The Karasuma Line (烏丸線 Karasuma-sen?) is one of the two lines of the Kyoto Municipal Subway operated by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau in Kyoto, Japan. On maps, diagrams and signboards, the line is colored green, and its stations are given numbers following the letter K. It serves the following wards of Kyoto: Sakyō-ku, Kita-ku, Kamigyō-ku, Nakagyō-ku, Shimogyō-ku, Minami-ku, and Fushimi-ku. It connects Kokusaikaikan in Sakyō-ku and Takeda in Minami-ku.

Between Kitaōji and Jūjō, trains run beneath the north-south Karasuma Street, hence the name. They link to the other subway line, the Tozai Line, at Karasuma Oike. They also connect to the JR lines at Kyoto Station and the Hankyu Kyoto Line running beneath Shijō Street at the intersection of Shijō Karasuma, Kyoto's central business district. At Shijō Karasuma, the subway station is named Shijō, whereas Hankyu's station is called Karasuma.

The Transportation Bureau and Kintetsu Corporation jointly operate through services, which continue to the Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Kintetsu Nara Station in Nara. The Karasuma Line and the Kintetsu Kyoto Line connect at Kyoto and Takeda.

Rolling stock[edit]

Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau[edit]

  • 10 series

Kintetsu Corporation[edit]

  • Kintetsu 3200 series
  • Kintetsu 3220 series

Stations[edit]

Station No. Station name Transfers Location
K01 Kokusaikaikan   Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
K02 Matsugasaki  
K03 Kitayama   Kita-ku, Kyoto
K04 Kitaōji  
K05 Kuramaguchi   Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
K06 Imadegawa  
K07 Marutamachi   Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
K08 Karasuma Oike
K09 Shijō Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
K10 Gojō  
K11 Kyoto
K12 Kujō   Minami-ku, Kyoto
K13 Jūjō  
K14 Kuinabashi   Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
K15 Takeda
  • Kintetsu Kyoto Line (through trains available)

History[edit]

References[edit]

  • This article was translated from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on July 4, 2009.
  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 (Databook: Japan's Private Railways). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

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