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]

  • 100A series (since 1991)
  • 200 series four-car sets (from April 2016)

As of 1 April 2015, a fleet of 20 four-car 100A series stainless steel-bodied trainsets are operated on the line.[1]

A fleet of seven four-car 200 series trainsets is scheduled to be introduced between April 2016 and March 2017, all finished in different colour liveries.[2]

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. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 155. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7. 
  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.