Entrance to Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station
|System||Nagoya Municipal Subway|
|Daily ridership||197,082 (2008) (including Meikō Line)|
|Opened||15 October 1965|
|Operator(s)||Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya|
|Depot(s)||Daiko (between Nagoya Dome-mae Yada and Sunadabashi)|
|Rolling stock||2000 series|
|Track length||26.4 km (16.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Third rail 600 V DC|
|Operating speed||65 km/h (40 mph)|
The Meijō Line (名城線 Meijō-sen) is a subway line forming part of the Nagoya Municipal Subway system in Nagoya, Japan, operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. It is a loop line that runs from Kanayama, via Sakae, Ōzone, Nagoya Daigaku, and back to Kanayama, all within Nagoya. The Meijō Line color on maps is wisteria purple. Its stations are numbered with the prefix "M". Officially, the line consists of Nagoya City Rapid Railway Line 2 (名古屋市高速度鉄道第2号線 Nagoya-shi Kōsokudo Tetsudō Dai-ni-gō-sen), the western part, and Line 4 (第4号線 Dai-yon-gō-sen), the eastern part. All the stations accept manaca, a rechargeable contactless smart card.
This is the second loop subway line built in Japan, after Toei Ōedo Line. Ōedo Line, however, has a railway zig zag at Tochōmae, meaning Meijō Line is the first (and currently the only) true loop subway line in the nation. The line is longer than JR Ōsaka Loop Line (21.7 km), but shorter than JR Yamanote Line (34.5 km). It takes 48 minutes to complete the loop.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|M01||Kanayama||金山||0.0||Chūō Main Line, Tōkaidō Main Line
Meitetsu Nagoya Line
Nagoya Municipal Subway: Kanayama Line 1, Meikō Line (E01) 2
|M03||Kamimaezu||上前津||1.6||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tsurumai Line (T09)|
|M04||Yabachō||矢場町||2.3||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tōbu Line 1|
|M05||Sakae||栄||3.0||Meitetsu Seto Line (Sakaemachi)
Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line (H10)
|M06||Hisaya-ōdōri||久屋大通||3.4||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Sakura-dōri Line (S05)|
|M07||Shiyakusho (City Hall)||市役所||4.3|
|M09||Kurokawa||黒川||6.4||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Kanayama Line 1|
|M11||Heian-dōri||平安通||8.2||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Kamiiida Line (K02)|
|M12||Ōzone||大曽根||8.9||Chūō Main Line
Meitetsu Seto Line
Yutorito Line (Y01)
|M13||Nagoya Dome-mae Yada||ナゴヤドーム前矢田||9.7||Yutorito Line (Y02)||Higashi|
|M14||Sunadabashi||砂田橋||10.6||Yutorito Line (Y03)|
|M17||Motoyama||本山||14.1||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line (H16)|
|M18||Nagoya Daigaku||名古屋大学||15.1||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tōbu Line 1|
|M20||Yagoto||八事||17.2||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tsurumai Line (T15)|
|M21||Sōgō Rihabiri Center||総合リハビリセンター||18.5||Mizuho|
|M22||Mizuho Undōjō Higashi||瑞穂運動場東||19.5|
|M23||Aratama-bashi||新瑞橋||20.7||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Sakura-dōri Line (S14)|
- 1: Planned lines.
- 2: Through service to/from Meijō Line.
- 2000 series (since 1989)
- 1000/1100/1200 series (from 1965 until 2000)
The first section of Line 2, between Sakae-machi (current Sakae) and Shiyakusho, opened in 1965. The line was named Meijō Line in 1969, and the extension was completed in 1971. Line 4 opened its first section between Aratama-bashi and Kanayama in 1974. The line extension was completed in 2004, making a loop line together with Line 2. At the same time, the whole loop line was renamed the Meijō Line, and the section of Line 2 between Kanayama and Nagoyakō, outside the loop, became the Meikō Line.
- 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- 名城線・名港線の女性専用車両運行開始について [Introduction of women-only cars Meijo and Meiko Lines] (in Japanese). Japan: Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. July 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya official website (in Japanese)