Nagoya Municipal Subway

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Nagoya Municipal Subway
Nagoya Municipal Subway Logo
Nagoya Municipal Subway Logo
Native name 名古屋市営地下鉄
Nagoya Shiei Chikatetsu
Locale Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 7
Number of stations 87[1]
Daily ridership 1,171,289[2]
Began operation 15 November 1957 (1957-11-15)
Operator(s) Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
System length 93.3 km (58.0 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Nagoya Municipal Subway (名古屋市営地下鉄 Nagoya Shiei Chikatetsu?) is a subway system in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The subway system covers 93.3 kilometers (58.0 mi) of route, serving 87 stations.[1] Like other large Japanese cities, Greater Nagoya's subways are heavily complemented by suburban rail, forming an extensive network of 47 lines rivaling cities such as New York City and London (see Transport in Greater Nagoya). The Nagoya Municipal Subway represents 38% of Greater Nagoya's total rail ridership of 3 million passengers a day.[3] It is operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. It has six lines, and approximately 90% of the total track length is underground. In 2002, the system introduced Hatchii as its official character.


Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines in stations. An integrated ticketing system, Tranpass, was initially available, which could also be used at all municipal subway stations and for other connected transportations systems such as Meitetsu lines.[4] On February 11, 2011, a magnetic fare card called Manaca was introduced to replace Tranpass.


Mark Line
Name Japanese Opened Last extension Length Stations
yellow Nagoya Subway Logo (Higashiyama Line).svg H Line 1 Higashiyama Line 東山線 1957 1982 20.6 km (12.8 mi) 22
purple Nagoya Subway Logo (Meijo & Meiko Line).svg M Line 2 Meijō Line 名城線 1965[Note 1] 1971 8.9 km (5.5 mi) 12[Note 2]
Line 4 1974[Note 3] 2004 17.5 km (10.9 mi) 17[Note 2]
E Line 2 Meikō Line 名港線 1971[Note 4] 6.0 km (3.7 mi) 7[Note 5]
blue Nagoya Subway Logo (Tsurumai Line).svg IY Via trackage rights Meitetsu Inuyama Line 名鉄犬山線 1993[Note 6] 21.4 km (13.3 mi) 13[Note 7]
T Line 3 Tsurumai Line 鶴舞線 1977 1993 20.4 km (12.7 mi) 20
TT Via trackage rights Meitetsu Toyota Line 名鉄豊田線 1979[Note 8] 15.2 km (9.4 mi) 8[Note 9]
MY Meitetsu Mikawa Line 名鉄三河線 N/A[Note 10] 1.4 km (0.87 mi) 2[Note 9]
red Nagoya Subway Logo (Sakura-dori Line).svg S Line 6 Sakura-dōri Line 桜通線 1989 2011 19.1 km (11.9 mi) 21
pink Nagoya Subway Logo (Kamiiida Line).svg KM Via trackage rights Meitetsu Komaki Line 名鉄小牧線 2003[Note 11] 18.3 km (11.4 mi) 13[Note 12]
2003[Note 13] 2.3 km (1.4 mi) 2[Note 14]
K Line 7 Kamiiida Line 上飯田線 2003[Note 15] 0.8 km (0.50 mi) 2[Note 16]
Total (Subway only – not incl. trackage rights portions): 93.3 km[1] 87[1]


Platform of Shiyakusho Station
Entrance to Shiyakusho Station
Ticket gates
Ticket vending machines

Connections to other train lines[edit]

JR Central[edit]

(for Shin-Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Shin-Osaka)
(for Gifu, Ōgaki, Obu, Kariya, Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Hamamatsu)
(for Kozoji (transfer to former Expo Site), Tajimi, and Nakatsugawa)
(for Yokkaichi, Tsu and Kameyama)
(Limited Express only, for Gero and Takayama)


(for Meitetsu Gifu, Chiryu, Hekinan, Nishio, Higashi Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Toyokawa Inari)
(for Otagawa, Chita Handa, Kowa, Utsumi, Tokoname, and Central Japan Int'l Airport)
(for Iwakura, Inuyama, Mikakino and Shin Kani)
(for Tsushima, Saya and Yatomi)
(for Owari Seto)
(for Toyotashi)
(for Komaki, Inuyama)


(for Yokkaichi, Tsu, Nakagawa, Matsusaka, Ise, Toba, and Osaka)

Nagoya Seaside Rapid Railway[edit]

(for Kinjo-Futo (Nagoya International Exhibition Hall))

See also[edit]


External links[edit]