Kaigan Line

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Kaigan Line
Subway KobeKaigan.svg
Kobe Municipal Subway Type 5000 exterior.jpg
A Kobe Municipal Subway 5000 series train in 2016
Overview
Native name 海岸線
Type Rapid transit
System Kobe Municipal Subway Logo.svg Kobe Municipal Subway
Status Operational
Locale Kobe
Termini Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae
Shin-Nagata
Stations 10
Operation
Opened 7 June 2001
Owner Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau
Operator(s) Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau
Technical
Line length 7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph)[1]
Route map
Kobe subway lines

The Kaigan Line (海岸線, Kaigan-sen) is one of two lines of the Kobe Municipal Subway. Trains of the line are propelled by linear motors. This is the third linear motor rapid transit line to be built in Japan.

Stations[edit]

No. Name Japanese Inter-station
distance (km)
Total
distance (km)
Transfers
 K01  Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae 三宮・花時計前 - 0.0
 K02  Kyukyoryuchi-Daimarumae 旧居留地・大丸前 0.5 0.5
  • Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kobe Line) (Motomachi)
  • Hanshin Main Line
  • Kōbe Kōsoku Line (Motomachi)
 K03  Minato Motomachi みなと元町
(ワコーレ和田興産前)
0.8 1.3  
 K04  Harborland ハーバーランド
(デュオこうべ前)
1.0 2.3
 K05  Chūō-Ichibamae 中央市場前 1.4 3.7  
 K06  Wadamisaki 和田岬
(三菱神戸病院前)
0.9 4.6 Sanyō Main Line (Wadamisaki Line)
 K07  Misaki-Kōen 御崎公園 1.1 5.7  
 K08  Karumo 苅藻
(三ツ星ベルト前)
0.8 6.5  
 K09  Komagabayashi 駒ヶ林
(三国志のまち・アグロガーデン前)
0.8 7.3  
 K10  Shin-Nagata 新長田
(鉄人28号前)
0.6 7.9

Rolling stock[edit]

All trains are based at Misaki-Kōen Depot.

History[edit]

The line opened on 7 July 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 154. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.