Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau

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Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau
A white light rail vehicle approaches a crosswalk
Type 9700 light rail vehicle
Overview
Native name熊本市交通局
OwnerKumamoto City
Transit typeLight rail
Number of lines2
Headquarters5-chome-1-40 Oe, Chuo-ku
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken
862-0971
Websitehttp://www.kotsu-kumamoto.jp/
Operation
Began operation16 November 1921
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge

The Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau (熊本市交通局, Kumamoto-shi Kōtsūkyoku) is a public transportation authority of Kumamoto City, Japan.

Tram Routes[edit]

The bureau operates 2 tram lines within the city.

Tram Fare[edit]

The fare is a flat 170 yen for adults, 90 yen for children, payable by cash or public transit card (including Nimoca, ICOCA, Suica, and Pasmo).[1]

Operators[edit]

Bus lines in the city were formerly operated by the agency, but have since been privatized.[2]

The city government has operated tram lines since 1924, and bus lines since 1927, but the current transportation bureau was formed in 1944.

Kumamoto City Tram[edit]

Currently, Kumamoto City Tram (熊本市電, Kumamoto Shiden) has five lines in official count, but with only two routes regularly in service.

Lines and routes[edit]

Kumamoto City Trams
System Diagram
ID
26 Kengunmachi
健軍町
25 Kengunkoban-mae
健軍交番前
24 Zoological & Botanical Gardens Entrance
動植物園入口
23 Kengunko-mae
健軍校前
22 Kuwamizu crossing
神水交差点
21 Hacchobaba
八丁馬場
20 Shogyokoko-mae
商業高校前
19 Shiritsutaiikukan-mae
市立体育館前
18 Suizenji Park
水前寺公園
17 Kokubu
国府
16 JR logo (kyushu).svg Shin-suizenji
新水前寺
15 Misotenjin-mae
味噌天神前
14 Kotsukyoku-mae
交通局前
13 Kuhonjikosaten
九品寺交差点
Shirakawa River
12 Suidocho
水道町
11 Torichosuji
通町筋
10 Kumamoto Castle/City Hall
熊本城・市役所前
9 Hanabatacho
花畑町
8 Karashimacho
辛島町
7 Keitokuko-mae
慶徳校前
6 Kawaramachi
河原町
5 Gofukumachi
呉服町
4 Gionbashi
祇園橋
3 JR logo (kyushu).svg Kumamoto-ekimae
熊本駅前
2 Nihongiguchi
二本木口
1 Tasakibashi
田崎橋
B9 Nishi-Karashimacho
西辛島町
B8 Senbabashi
洗馬橋
B7 Shinmachi
新町
B6 Urusanmachi
蔚山町
B5 Daniyamamachi
段山町
B4 Sugidomo
杉塘
B3 Honmyoji Temple Entrance
本妙寺入口
B2 Kenritsutaiikukan-mae
県立体育館前
B1 JR logo (kyushu).svg Kamikumamoto
上熊本

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau. "Kumamoto City Tram Guide". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Narita, Taiaki (1 April 2015). 熊本)熊本市営バス、88年の歴史に終止符 (in Japanese). Asahi Digital. Retrieved 22 May 2019.