Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau
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
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
- Lines: Officially, there are four lines with the total distance of 13.1 km.
- Routes: There are two routes regularly in service by using one or more lines above.
- ■ 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.
- (in Japanese) Official website
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