Nankō Port Town Line

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     Nankō Port Town Line
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Overview
Type people mover
System New Tram
Locale Suminoe-ku, Osaka
Termini Cosmosquare
Suminoekoen
Stations 10
Operation
Opening March 16, 1981
Owner Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (Trade Center-mae - Suminoekoen)
Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (Cosmosquare - Trade Center-mae)
Operator(s) Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Nanko
Rolling stock 100A series EMU
Technical
Line length 7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Electrification 600 V three phase AC, side contact
Operating speed 55 km/h (34 mph)
Route map
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The Nankō Port Town Line (南港ポートタウン線 Nankō Pōto-taun-sen?), also called New Tram, is an automated guideway transit service operated by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The line was constructed to serve as the main public transportation for newly built Osaka South Port habitations and facilities. An extension of the line from Cosmosquare to Trade Center-mae was once owned and operated by an Osaka City's subsidiary, Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (大阪港トランスポートシステム?, OTS). The operation of the section was later merged to Osaka City transportation itself to increase the number of passengers by reducing fares previously calculated separately.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Suminoe-ku, Osaka.

No. Station Connections
P09 Cosmosquare
P10 Trade Center-mae  
P11 Nakafuto  
P12 Port Town-nishi  
P13 Port Town-higashi  
P14 Ferry Terminal  
P15 Nankō-higashi  
P16 Nankōguchi  
P17 Hirabayashi  
P18 Suminoekōen

Rolling stock[edit]

Current[edit]

  • 100A series (since 1991)

Former[edit]

  • 100 series (1981-2001)

History[edit]

  • March 16, 1981 - The Nankō Port Town Line from Nakafuto to Suminoekōen opened.
  • October 5, 1993 - An accident occurred at Suminoekōen Station, operation suspended.
  • November 19, 1993 - Operation resumed.
  • December 18, 1997 - The Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. New Tram Technoport Line (ニュートラムテクノポート線?) from Cosmosquare to Nakafutō opened.
  • July 1, 2005 - The OTS New Tram Technoport Line was merged to the Nankō Port Town Line.

Statistics[edit]

  • Distance: 7.9 km (incl. former OTS Line 1.3 km)
  • Power: 600 V three phase AC, side contact
  • Line color: cerulean blue
  • Symbol letter: P

See also[edit]