Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau

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Kobe City Bus

Kōbe Municipal Transportation Bureau (神戸市交通局, Kōbe-shi kōtsū-kyoku) is an agency of the city government of Kobe, Japan that operates municipal subways and city buses. Previously, it also operated city trams.


Kobe City Tram, 1961

The city tram of Kobe opened in 1910 by a private company and was purchased by the city government in 1917. As of 1952, it operated 35.6 km of tracks. The tram system was totally abolished by 1971. Between 1917 and 1971, the trams operated approximately 600 million kilometers and transported 5.6 billion passengers.[1]


  1. ^ 神戸市電・略史 (in Japanese). City of Kobe. 2007. Archived from the original on November 7, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 

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