Nagoya Municipal Subway

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Nagoya Municipal Subway
Nagoya Municipal Subway Logo
Nagoya Municipal Subway Logo
Locale Nagoya
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 7
Number of stations 83
Daily ridership 1,171,289
Began operation 1957 (1957)
Operator(s) Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
System length 89.1 km (55.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Nagoya Municipal Subway (名古屋市営地下鉄 Nagoya Shiei Chikatetsu?) is the subway system that serves the Nagoya, Aichi, Japan area. Like other large Japanese cities, Greater Nagoya's subways are heavily complemented by suburban rail, forming an extensive network of 47 lines rivaling cities such as New York and London (see Transport in Greater Nagoya). The Nagoya Municipal Subway represents 38% of Greater Nagoya's total rail ridership of 3 million passengers a day.[1] It is operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. It has six lines, and fares currently range between ¥200-¥320.[2] Approximately 90% of the total track length is underground. In 2002, the system introduced Hatchii as its official character.


Color & Icon Name Mark First section
Last ex-
Length Stations
yellow Subway NagoyaHigashiyama.png Line 1 Higashiyama Line H 1957 1982 20.6 km (12.8 mi) 22
purple Subway NagoyaMeijo.png Line 2 Meijō Line M 1965[Note 1] 1971 8.9 km (5.5 mi) 12[Note 2]
Line 4 1974[Note 3] 2004 17.5 km (10.9 mi) 17[Note 2]
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purple & white
Line 2 Meikō Line E 1971[Note 4] - 6.0 km (3.7 mi) 7[Note 5]
blue Subway NagoyaTsurumai.png Via trackage rights Meitetsu Inuyama Line - 1993[Note 6] - 21.4 km (13.3 mi) 13[Note 7]
Line 3 Tsurumai Line T 1977 1993 20.4 km (12.7 mi) 20
Via trackage rights Meitetsu Toyota Line - 1979[Note 8] - 15.2 km (9.4 mi) 8[Note 9]
Meitetsu Mikawa Line N/A[Note 10] - 1.4 km (0.87 mi) 2[Note 9]
red Subway NagoyaSakuradori.png Line 6 Sakura-dōri Line S 1989 2011 19.1 km (11.9 mi) 21
pink Subway NagoyaKamiiida.png Via trackage rights Meitetsu Komaki Line - 2003[Note 11] - 18.3 km (11.4 mi) 13[Note 12]
2003[Note 13] - 2.3 km (1.4 mi) 2[Note 14]
Line 7 Kamiiida Line K 2003[Note 15] - 0.8 km (0.50 mi) 2[Note 16]


Platform of Shiyakusho Station
Entrance to Shiyakusho Station
Ticket gates
Ticket vending machines

Connections to other train lines[edit]

JR Central[edit]

(for Shin-Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka)
(for Gifu, Ōgaki, Obu, Kariya, Okazaki, Toyohashi and Hamamatsu)
(for Kozoji (transfer to former Expo Site), Tajimi and Nakatsugawa)
(for Yokkaichi, Tsu and Kameyama)
(Limited Express only, for Gero and Takayama)


(for Meitetsu Gifu, Chiryu, Hekinan, Nishio, Higashi Okazaki, Toyohashi and Toyokawa Inari)
  • Tokoname Line: at Nagoya and Kanayama
(for Otagawa, Chita Handa, Kowa, Utsumi, Tokoname and Central Japan Int'l Airport)
  • Inuyama Line: at Nagoya,Kanayama and Kami-Otai
(for Iwakura, Inuyama, Mikakino and Shin Kani)
  • Tsushima Line: at Nagoya and Kanayama
(for Tsushima, Saya and Yatomi)
  • Seto Line: at Sakae and Ōzone
(for Owari Seto)
  • Toyota Line: at Akaike
(for Toyotashi)
  • Komaki Line: at Kamiiida
(for Komaki, Inuyama)


(for Yokkaichi, Tsu, Nakagawa, Matsusaka, Ise, Toba and Osaka)
(for Kinjo-Futo (Nagoya International Exhibition Hall))


Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines in stations. An integrated ticketing system, Tranpass, is available and also can be used at all municipal subway stations and for connected transportations systems such as Meitetsu lines, as well as others.[3] Starting on February 11, 2011, a magnetic fare card called manaca will supplement and replace Tranpass.

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "料金" [Ticket Price] (in Japanese). Bureau of Transportation City of Nagoya. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tickets - Nagoya Transportation Bureau". 

External links[edit]

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