Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau

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Type 7000 tramcar, known as the U-tram II.
Kagoshima City Bus.

The Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau (鹿児島市交通局, Kagoshima-shi Kōtsūkyoku) is a public transportation authority of Kagoshima City, Japan. The bureau operates trams and bus lines. From April 1, 2005, together with Nangoku Kōtsū and JR Kyūshū Bus, the bureau introduced RapiCa, a smart card ticketing system.

The bureau was founded in 1928, by taking over Kagoshima Electric Tramway, a private company. The tram line itself existed from 1912.

Kagoshima City Tram[edit]

Currently. Kagoshima City Tram (鹿児島市電, Kagoshima Shiden) is one of the few tram lines in Japan that stably make profits. There are more than 10 million users annually.

Lines and routes[edit]

Kagoshima City Tram
System Diagram
JR logo (kyushu).svg Kagoshima-ekimae 鹿児島駅前
Sakurajima sanbashidōri 桜島桟橋通り
Suizokukanguchi 水族館口
Shiyakusho-mae 市役所前
Asahidōri 朝日通り
Izurodōri いづろ通り
Tenmonkandōri 天文館通り
Takamibaba 高見馬場
Kōtō chūgakkō-mae 甲東中学校前
Shinyashiki 新屋敷
Kajiya-chō 加治屋町
Kotsuki River 甲突川
Takamibashi 高見橋
JR logo (kyushu).svg Kagoshima-Chūō-ekimae 鹿児島中央駅前
Miyakodōri 都通り
Nakasudōri 中洲通り
Shiritsubyōin-mae 市立病院前
Shinden (Kōtsūkyoku-mae) 新田(交通局前)
Toso 唐湊
Kōgakubu-mae 工学部前
Junshingakuen-mae 純心学園前
Nakagōri 中郡
Takenohashi 武之橋
Nichūdōri 二中通り
Aratahachiman 荒田八幡
Kishaba 騎射場
Kamoike 鴨池
Kōrimoto 郡元
Kōrimoto (South) 郡元(南側)
Namidabashi 涙橋
JR logo (kyushu).svg Minami-Kagoshima-ekimae 南鹿児島駅前
Nikenjaya 二軒茶屋
Usuki 1-chōme 宇宿一丁目
Wakita 脇田
Sasanuki 笹貫
Kamishioya 上塩屋
Taniyama 谷山
Route 1 (1系統): Kagoshima-Ekimae — Takamibaba — Takenohashi — Kōrimoto — Taniyama
Route 2 (2系統): Kagoshima-Ekimae — Takamibaba — Kagoshima-Chūō-Ekimae — Kōrimoto

Tramcars come once per five minutes generally, once per one minute in busier sections. The fare is ¥170 for all the sections.

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