Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau

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Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (大阪市交通局, Ōsaka-shi Kōtsū-kyoku) is the public department of transportation of the city of Osaka, Japan, which operates the municipal subway lines, the New Tram and city buses.

Terms of transportation[edit]

Current[edit]

Surutto KANSAI Cards and IC cards (PiTaPa and ICOCA) are accepted.

  • Municipal subway: since 1933 (8 lines)
  • New Tram: since 1981
  • City buses: since 1927 (103 regular bus routes, 29 red bus routes) - 26 red bus routes of 29 will be abandoned in March 2013.[1]

Past[edit]

  • Municipal trams: 1903–1969
  • City trolleybuses: 1953–1970

Tickets[edit]

  • One-Day Pass "Enjoy Eco Card" (エンジョイエコカード?) (800 yen (600 yen on weekends, Japan's national holidays, obon, year-end and new year holidays) for adults, 300 yen for children) - Available on the printed date on subways, the New Tram and city buses
  • Multiple Ride Card (3,000 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for children) - Usage amounts are 3300 yen, the increase of 10%, and 1650 yen, respectively. When the balance changes to less than 200 yen, it can use up by putting this card and cash into a ticket vending machine, and purchasing a one-way ticket.
  • Rainbow Card (500 yen, 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, and 3,000 yen for adults, 500 yen and 1,000 yen for children) - Available on the rail lines and buses belonging to Surutto KANSAI. When the balance changes to less than 200 yen, it can use up by putting this card and cash into a ticket vending machine, and purchasing a one-way ticket.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "赤バス廃止路線一覧" (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. September 26, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 

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