Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line

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Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line
Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line symbol.svg
Model 10000 of Yokohama City Transportation Bureau.jpg
A Green Line 10000 series train
Overview
Native name 横浜市営地下鉄グリーンライン
Type Rapid transit
System Yokohama Municipal Subway
Locale Yokohama
Termini Nakayama
Hiyoshi
Stations 10
Daily ridership 129,104 daily (FY2014)
Line number 4
Operation
Opened 30 March 2008
Owner Yokohama Municipal Subway
Depot(s) Kawawa
Rolling stock 10000 series
Technical
Line length 13.0 km (8.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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 line of the Yokohama Municipal Subway in the city of Yokohama, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. 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 line links Nakayama Station on the JR East Yokohama Line and Hiyoshi Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line with 13 km of track.

After construction which began in 2001, it started operating on March 30, 2008.

The new subway has 10 stations and it takes approximately 21 minutes from Nakayama to Hiyoshi. The stations are designed in a distinctive way.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
(in Yokohama)
G-01 Nakayama 中山 0.0 JH Yokohama Line Midori-ku
G-02 Kawawachō 川和町 1.7   Tsuzuki-ku
G-03 Tsuzuki-Fureai-no-Oka 都筑ふれあいの丘 3.1  
G-04 Center-Minami センター南 4.8 Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line symbol.svg Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B29)
G-05 Center-Kita センター北 5.7 Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line symbol.svg Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B30)
G-06 Kita-Yamata 北山田 7.4  
G-07 Higashi-Yamata 東山田 8.8  
G-08 Takata 高田 10.3   Kōhoku-ku
G-09 Hiyoshi-Honchō 日吉本町 11.6  
G-10 Hiyoshi 日吉 13.0

Platforms are above ground at Kawawachō, Center-Kita, and Center-Minami stations and underground at other stations.

Rolling stock[edit]

A 10000 series train under test on the Green Line in July 2006

References[edit]

  • Japan Railfan Magazine, January 2008 issue (Vol 48, No. 561), p62-63

External links[edit]