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 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.

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

Future plans[edit]

In 2018, it was announced that ten of the 17 10000 series trainsets in operation would be lengthened to six cars each by 2024 as a measure to ease overcrowding on the Green Line.[2]


References[edit]

  • Japan Railfan Magazine, January 2008 issue (Vol 48, No. 561), p62-63
  1. ^ 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. 
  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. 

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