3000 series trainsets at Hashimoto depot
|Opening||3 February 2005|
|Owner||Fukuoka City Subway|
|Rolling stock||3000 series|
|Line length||12.0 km (7.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
|Yakuin||薬院||10.8||Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line|
|Tenjin-Minami||天神南||12.0||■ Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line (Tenjin)
Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line (Fukuoka)
- Yomiuri Online, Japanese
- Fukuoka City Subway official website (Japanese)
- Fukuoka City Subway official website (English)
- Hitachi: Linear-Motor Subways : The Future of Urban Mass Transit