Yokohama Minatomirai Railway

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A Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series trainset

The Yokohama Minatomirai Railway (横浜高速鉄道 Yokohama Kōsoku Tetsudō?, lit. "Yokohama Rapid Railway") is a third-sector railway company funded by the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Tokyu Corporation.[1]

The company oversees the Minatomirai Line and the Kodomonokuni Line. Train crews and operations are contracted out to Tokyu Corporation.

History[edit]

The company was founded on 29 March 1989, and on 19 April 1990, received government approval to operate the Minato Mirai.[1] On 1 August 1997, the company acquired the Kodomonokuni Line.[1] The Minatomirai Line opened on 1 February 2004.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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