Nanakuma Line

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Hukuoka-city hashimoto-car-base.jpg
3000 series trainsets at Hashimoto depot
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Termini Hashimoto
Tenjin-Minami
Stations 16
Operation
Opening 3 February 2005
Owner Fukuoka City Subway
Depot(s) Hashimoto
Rolling stock 3000 series
Technical
Line length 12.0 km (7.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary

The Nanakuma Line (七隈線 Nanakuma-sen?) is a subway line, part of the Fukuoka City Subway system in Fukuoka, Japan. It runs from Hashimoto Station in Nishi Ward to Tenjin-Minami Station in Chūō Ward, all within Fukuoka. The line's color on maps is green. Officially, the line is called Line 3 (Nanakuma Line) (3号線(七隈線) San-gō-sen (Nanakuma-sen)?). Like other Fukuoka City Subway lines, stations are equipped with automatic platform gates, and trains are automatically operated by ATO system.

This is the fourth linear motor subway line to be built in Japan, opening on 3 February 2005. The Nanakuma Line was originally conceived in the 1960s to provide access to Nakamura Gakuen University and Fukuoka University, and in 1975 it was planned to run from Tenjin-Minami Station to Jōnan Station as a linear-motored subway, but the plan was subsequently amended for the line to end at Hashimoto Station.

The line links the Central business district and the southwestern part of the city, which did not have a railway transport. There are plans to extend the line from Tenjin-Minami to Hakata station via Canal City. According to the Fukuoka City Transport Bureau, it is expected to take 10 years from project initiation to opening of the line.[1]

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Hashimoto 橋本 0 Nishi Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Jirōmaru 次郎丸 1.0 Sawara
Kamo 賀茂 1.7
Noke 野芥 2.6
Umebayashi 梅林 3.4 Jōnan
Fukudaimae 福大前 4.3
Nanakuma 七隈 4.9
Kanayama 金山 5.7
Chayama 茶山 6.5
Befu 別府 7.5
Ropponmatsu 六本松 8.3 Chūō
Sakurazaka 桜坂 9.2
Yakuin-ōdōri 薬院大通 10.2
Yakuin 薬院 10.8 Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line
Watanabe-dōri 渡辺通 11.3
Tenjin-Minami 天神南 12.0 Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line (Tenjin)
Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line (Fukuoka)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yomiuri Online, Japanese

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