Sendai Subway Tōzai Line

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     Sendai Subway Tozai Line
Sendai City Subway Logo.png
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Status Under construction
Locale Sendai, Miyagi
Termini Dōbutsu-kōen
Arai
Stations 13
Operation
Opening 6 December 2015 (scheduled)
Owner Sendai City Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Arai
Rolling stock Sendai Subway 2000 series
Technical
Line length 13.9 km (8.6 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead wire

The Sendai Subway Tozai Line (仙台市営地下鉄東西線 Sendai Shiei Chikatetsu Tōzai-sen?) is a line of the Sendai Subway system operated by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau in the city of Sendai, Japan. It is under construction and is scheduled to open on 6 December 2015.[1] The Tōzai Line will use linear motor propulsion.[2]

Stations[edit]

The names of the planned stations are as shown below.[3]

Station name Japanese Transfers Location
Yagiyama-Dōbutsu-Kōen[Note 1] 八木山動物公園 Taihaku-ku, Sendai
Aobayama
(Tōhoku-Daigaku Aobayama campus-mae)
青葉山
(東北大学青葉山キャンパス前)
Aoba-ku, Sendai
Kawauchi
(Tōhoku-Daigaku Kawauchi campus-mae)
川内
(東北大学川内キャンパス前)
Kokusai-Center[Note 2]
(Sendaijōseki-iriguchi[Note 3])
国際センター
(仙台城跡入口)
Ōmachi-Nishikōen[Note 4] 大町西公園
Aobadōri-Ichibanchō 青葉通一番町
Sendai 仙台 Sendai Subway Namboku Line
Tōhoku Shinkansen, Tōhoku Main Line, Senzan Line, Senseki Line (at Aoba-dōri Station), Jōban Line
Miyagino-dōri 宮城野通 Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai
Renbō
(Sendai-ikkō-mae)[Note 5]
連坊
(仙台一高前)
Yakushidō 薬師堂
Oroshimachi 卸町
Rokuchōnome 六丁の目
Arai 荒井
  1. ^ Literally "Yagiyama Zoological Park"
  2. ^ Literally "International Center"
  3. ^ Literally "entrance to Sendai Castle"
  4. ^ Nishikōen means "West Park".
  5. ^ Sendai-ikkō refers to Sendai Daiichi High School.

Rolling stock[edit]

Services will be operated by a fleet of 15 four-car Sendai Subway 2000 series electric trains manufactured by Kinki Sharyo.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 仙台市地下鉄東西線 来年12月6日開業へ [Sendai Subway Tozai Line to open on 6 December 2015]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b 仙台市営地下鉄東西線の車両デザインが決定 [Train design finalized for Sendai Subway Tozai Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ 駅舎・車両のデザイン [Station and Train Design] (in Japanese). Japan: Sendai City Transportation Bureau. 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ 仙台市交通局殿から東西線用新型車両2000系を受注しました [Order from Sendai City Transportation Bureau received for new 2000 series trains for Tozai Line]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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