Astram Line

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Astram Line
(Hiroshima Rapid Transit Line 1)
Astram line 6122 at Omachi station.jpg
A train on the Astram Line (December 2004)
Overview
Type Automated guideway transit
Locale Hiroshima
Termini Hondōri
Kōiki-kōen-mae
Stations 22
Operation
Opened August 8, 1994
Owner Hiroshima Rapid Transit
Operator(s) Hiroshima Rapid Transit
Depot(s) Chōrakuji
Technical
Line length 18.4 km (11.4 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Electrification 750 V DC third rail
Route map
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A train on the Astram Line (July 2007)

Hiroshima New Transit Line 1 (広島新交通1号線 Hiroshima Shin Kōtsū 1-gō-sen?), also known as the Astram Line (アストラムライン Asutoramurain?), is a rubber-tired transit system operated by Hiroshima Rapid Transit in Hiroshima, Japan. Astram opened August 8, 1994 for the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima. The line connects between central Hiroshima and Hiroshima Big Arch, which was the main stadium of the Asian Games. On March 14, 2015, a new station, Shin-Hakushima, opened to make a new connection between the Astram Line and JR lines. An extension west to Nishi-Hiroshima Station is currently being planned.

Statistics[edit]

  • Total Distance: 18.4 km
  • Number of stations: 22 stations
  • Train length: 6 cars
  • Minimum Headway: 2:30
  • Automatic platform screen doors
  • Power supply: 750 V DC
  • Kobelco AGT (Automated Guideway Transit) system with crew

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Hondōri 本通 0.0 Hiroden Ujina Line (at Hondori) Naka-ku
Kenchō-mae 県庁前 0.3 Hiroden Main Line
Hiroden Ujina Line (at Kamiya-cho-higashi or Kamiya-cho-nishi)
Jōhoku 城北 1.4
Shin-Hakushima 新白島 1.7 Sanyo Main Line
Kabe Line
Hakushima 白島 2.1
Ushita 牛田 2.9 Higashi-ku
Fudōin-mae 不動院前 4.0
Gion-shinbashi-kita 祇園新橋北 5.0 Asaminami-ku
Nishihara 西原 6.0
Nakasuji 中筋 7.0
Furuichi 古市 7.8  
Ōmachi 大町 8.4 Kabe Line
Bishamondai 毘沙門台 9.6
Yasuhigashi 安東 10.6
Kamiyasu 上安 11.4
Takatori 高取 12.0  
Chōrakuji 長楽寺 12.7
Tomo 13.9
Ōbara 大原 14.9  
Tomo-chūō 伴中央 16.0  
Ōzuka 大塚 17.6
Kōiki-kōen-mae 広域公園前 18.4

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