Tōzai Line (Sapporo)

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8000 series EMU at Ōdōri Station
Overview
Type Rubber-tyred metro
System Sapporo Municipal Subway
Locale Sapporo, Hokkaido
Termini Miyanosawa
Shin-Sapporo
Stations 19
Operation
Opening 1976
Owner Sapporo City Transportation Bureau
Technical
Line length 20.1 km (12.5 mi)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary, central guide rail

The Tōzai Line (東西線 Tōzai-sen?) is a rubber-tyred metro line located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It is part of the Sapporo Municipal Subway system. Its name literally means "East-West Line", and it runs from Miyanosawa Station in Nishi-ku to Shin-Sapporo Station in Atsubetsu-ku. The Tōzai Line color on maps is orange, and its stations carry the letter "T" followed by a number.

Station list[edit]

  • All stations are located in Sapporo.
  • The entire line is underground.
Station No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total from Kotoni
T01 Miyanosawa 宮の沢 - 2.8   Nishi-ku
T02 Hassamu-Minami 発寒南 1.5 1.3  
T03 Kotoni 琴似 1.3 0.0  
T04 Nijūyon-Ken 二十四軒 0.9 0.9  
T05 Nishi-Nijūhatchōme 西28丁目 1.2 2.1   Chūō-ku
T06 Maruyama-Kōen 円山公園 0.8 2.9  
T07 Nishi-Jūhatchōme 西18丁目 0.9 3.8 Sapporo Streetcar Ichijō Line, Yamahana-Nishi Line (Nishi-Jūgo-Chōme)
T08 Nishi-Jūitchōme 西11丁目 0.9 4.7 Sapporo Streetcar Ichijō Line (Chūō-Kuyakusho-Mae)
T09 Ōdōri 大通 1.0 5.7 Namboku Line (N07)
Tōhō Line (H08)
Sapporo Streetcar Ichijō Line (Nishi-Yon-Chōme)
T10 Bus Center-Mae バスセンター前 0.8 6.5  
T11 Kikusui 菊水 1.1 7.6   Shiroishi-ku
T12 Higashi-Sapporo 東札幌 1.2 8.8  
T13 Shiroishi 白石 1.1 9.9  
T14 Nangō-Nana-Chōme 南郷7丁目 1.4 11.3  
T15 Nangō-Jūsan-Chōme 南郷13丁目 1.1 12.4  
T16 Nangō-Jūhatchōme 南郷18丁目 1.2 13.6  
T17 Ōyachi 大谷地 1.5 15.1   Atsubetsu-ku
T18 Hibarigaoka ひばりが丘 1.0 16.1  
T19 Shin-Sapporo 新さっぽろ 1.2 17.3 Chitose Line (H05)

History[edit]

  • June 10, 1976: Kotoni – Shiroishi section opens; 6000 series trains debut.
  • March 21, 1982: Shiroishi – Shin-Sapporo section opens.
  • March 22, 1987: Nishi-Jūitchōme – Ōdōri section closed due to construction of connecting track to Tōhō Line
  • August 18, 1998: 8000 series trains debut.
  • February 25, 1999: Kotoni – Miyanosawa section opens.
  • 2002: 6000 series trains begin to be replaced by 8000 series trains.
  • July 7, 2006: 8000 series trains optimized for driver-only operation debut.
  • February 13, 2008: Platform edge doors installed at Nangō-Nana-Chōme Station for testing prior to line-wide deployment
  • August 30, 2008: Last 6000 series trains are taken out of service.
  • January 30, 2009: SAPICA contactless smart card introduced.
  • March 3, 2009: Platform edge doors installed at all Tōzai Line stations.
  • April 1, 2009: Tōzai Line switches to wanman driver-only operation.
  • July 13, 2009: "Women and Children Comfort Cars" introduced.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] (Japanese)

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