Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line
|Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line|
A Green Line 10000 series train in January 2008
|System||Yokohama Municipal Subway|
|Daily ridership||129,104 daily (FY2014)|
|Opened||30 March 2008|
|Owner||Yokohama Municipal Subway|
|Rolling stock||10000 series|
|Line length||13.0 km (8.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line (横浜市営地下鉄グリーンライン Yokohama Shiei Chikatetsu Gurīn Rain) is a rapid transit line serving Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the shorter of the two lines in the Yokohama Municipal Subway system operated by Yokohama City Transportation Bureau. Its formal designation is Line 4, and it is the first part of a proposed Yokohama Loop Railway (横浜環状鉄道 Yokohama Kanjō Tetsudō).
The Green Line links Nakayama Station on the JR East Yokohama Line and Hiyoshi Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line with 13.0 kilometres (8.1 mi) of track and 10 stations. Construction began in 2001 and the new line started operating on March 30, 2008. It uses linear motor propulsion and a full journey takes approximately 21 minutes one way.
|No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location |
|G-04||Center-Minami||センター南||4.8||Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B29)|
|G-05||Center-Kita||センター北||5.7||Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B30)|
Platforms are above ground at Kawawachō, Center-Kita, and Center-Minami stations and underground at other stations.
In 2018, it was announced that ten of the seventeen 10000 series trainsets in operation would be lengthened to six cars each by 2024 as a measure to ease overcrowding on the Green Line.
- Japan Railfan Magazine, January 2008 issue (Vol 48, No. 561), p62-63
- 私鉄車両編成表 2017 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2017] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2017. p. 83. ISBN 978-4-330-81317-2.
- 横浜市グリーンラインに大型投資 混雑緩和へ6両化 [Large-scale investment on Yokohama Municipal Green Line - Lengthening to 6 cars to ease overcrowding]. Kanaloco (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Shimbun. 30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.