Sendai Subway

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Sendai Subway
Sendai City Subway Logo.png
Native name 仙台市地下鉄
Sendai-shi Chikatetsu
Locale Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 17
Began operation 1987
Operator(s) Sendai City Transportation Bureau
System length 14.8 km (9.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
System map
Schematic diagram of Sendai Subway network

The Sendai Subway (仙台市地下鉄 Sendai-shi Chikatetsu?) is a subway system in Sendai, Japan. It is operated by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau. The Subway consists of a single line, the Nanboku Line, which opened in 1987. Construction of a second line, the Tōzai Line, began in 2004 with a planned opening date of 2015.

The subway was damaged in the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and shut down. It reopened on 29 April 2011.[1]


Color Name Opened Completed Length
Green Namboku Line 1987 1992 14.8 km (9.2 mi) 17
Blue Tōzai Line 2015 (scheduled) - 13.9 km (8.6 mi) 13

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  1. ^ "Sendai subway to fully resume operation April 29, earlier than planned". Kyodo News. 6 April 2011. 

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