Nankō Port Town Line

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Nankō Port Town Line
Newtram logo.png
Newtram200.jpg
A 200 series trainset in May 2016
Overview
Type people mover
System New Tram
Locale Suminoe-ku, Osaka
Termini Cosmosquare
Suminoekoen
Stations 10
Operation
Opened March 16, 1981
Owner Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (Trade Center-mae - Suminoekoen)
Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (Cosmosquare - Trade Center-mae)
Operator(s) Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Nanko
Rolling stock 100A series EMU
Technical
Line length 7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Electrification 600 V three-phase AC, side contact
Operating speed 55 km/h (34 mph)
Route map
南港ポートタウン線 Newtram.jpg

The Nankō Port Town Line (南港ポートタウン線, Nankō Pōto-taun-sen), also called New Tram, is an automated guideway transit system operated by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The line was constructed to serve as the main public transportation for newly built Osaka South Port habitations and facilities. An extension of the line from Cosmosquare to Trade Center-mae was once owned and operated by an Osaka City's subsidiary, Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (大阪港トランスポートシステム, OTS). The operation of the section was later merged to Osaka City transportation itself to increase the number of passengers by reducing fares previously calculated separately.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Suminoe-ku, Osaka.

No. Station Connections
 P09  Cosmosquare Chuo.pngChūō Line(C10)
 P10  Trade Center-mae  
 P11  Nakafuto  
 P12  Port Town-nishi  
 P13  Port Town-higashi  
 P14  Ferry Terminal  
 P15  Nankō-higashi  
 P16  Nankōguchi  
 P17  Hirabayashi  
 P18  Suminoekōen Yotsubashi.pngYotsubashi Line (Y21)

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, the following train types are used on the line, all formed as four-car sets.[1]

  • 100A series (since 1991)
  • 200 series four-car sets (since 29 June 2016)

100A series[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, 20 stainless steel 100A series sets (17 to 37) are in service, formed as four-car sets as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation M6 M3 M2 M1
Numbering 105-xx 102-xx 100-xx 101-xx

200 series[edit]

The fleet of seven trains in March 2017

A fleet of seven four-car 200 series trainsets was introduced between 2016 and March 2017, all finished in different colour liveries.[2] The first set, 01, entered revenue service on 29 June 2016,[3] followed by the second set, 02, in October 2016.[4]

The 200 series fleet, sets 01 to 07, is formed as follows.[1] The trains have stainless steel bodies.[1]

Set No. Car numbers Livery
01 205-01 202-01 200-01 201-01      Blue[4]
02 205-02 202-02 200-02 201-02      Yellow[4]
03 205-03 202-03 200-03 201-03      Pink[4]
04 205-04 202-04 200-04 201-04      Green
05 205-05 202-05 200-05 201-05      Orange[5]
06 205-06 202-06 200-06 201-06      Purple
07 205-07 202-07 200-07 201-07      Red

Former rolling stock[edit]

  • 100 series (1981-2001)

History[edit]

  • March 16, 1981 - The Nankō Port Town Line from Nakafuto to Suminoekōen opened.
  • October 5, 1993 - An accident occurred at Suminoekōen Station, operation suspended.
  • November 19, 1993 - Operation resumed.
  • December 18, 1997 - The Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. New Tram Technoport Line (ニュートラムテクノポート線) from Cosmosquare to Nakafutō opened.
  • July 1, 2005 - The OTS New Tram Technoport Line was merged to the Nankō Port Town Line.

Statistics[edit]

  • Distance: 7.9 km (incl. former OTS Line 1.3 km)
  • Power: 600 V three phase AC, side contact
  • Line color: cerulean blue
  • Symbol letter: P

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 157. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  2. ^ 大阪市交通局200系 [Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau 200 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 662. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2016. p. 108-109. 
  3. ^ 「ニュートラム」200系が営業運転を開始 [New Tram 200 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 1 July 2016. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d 「ニュートラム」200系第3編成が試運転 [New Tram 200 series 3rd set undergoes test-running]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 16 November 2016. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  5. ^ 大阪市交200系第5編成が搬入される [Osaka Municipal 200 series 5th set delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 22 December 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.