Sakura-dōri Line 6050 series, July 2010
|System||Nagoya Municipal Subway|
|Daily ridership||85,173 (2008)|
|Opened||10 September 1989|
|Operator(s)||Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya|
6000 series |
|Track length||19.1 km (11.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||75 km/h (45 mph)|
The Sakura-dōri Line (桜通線 Sakura-dōri-sen) is a subway line, part of the Nagoya Municipal Subway system in Nagoya, Japan. It runs from Nakamura Kuyakusho Station in Nakamura Ward to Tokushige in Midori Ward, all within Nagoya. The Sakura-dōri Line's color on maps is red. In 2004, the city started to change all station signs. The new signs have a station name followed by a single letter and a number. In the case of Sakura-dōri Line, the letter is S. Officially, the line is called Nagoya City Rapid Railway Line 6 (名古屋市高速度鉄道第6号線 Nagoya-shi Kōsokudo Tetsudō Dai-roku-gō-sen). All the stations accept manaca, a rechargeable contactless smart card.
The first section of the line opened in 1989. Between Nagoya and Imaike, the line runs under Sakura-dōri Avenue, being the bypass line of Higashiyama Line. This is the only Nagoya Municipal Subway line that uses ATO system.
|No.||Station name||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|S01||Nakamura Kuyakusho||中村区役所||0.0||Nakamura||Nagoya, Aichi|
|S02||Nagoya||名古屋||0.9||Chūō Main Line, Kansai Main Line, Tōkaidō Main Line, Tōkaidō Shinkansen|
Kintetsu Nagoya Line (Kintetsu Nagoya)
Meitetsu Nagoya Line (Meitetsu Nagoya)
Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line (H08)
Aonami Line (AN01)
|S03||Kokusai Center (International Center)||国際センター||1.6|
|S04||Marunouchi||丸の内||2.4||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tsurumai Line (T06)||Naka|
|S05||Hisaya-ōdōri||久屋大通||3.3||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Meijō Line (M06)|
|S06||Takaoka||高岳||4.0||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Kamiiida Line (planned extension)||Higashi|
|S08||Imaike||今池||6.3||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Higashiyama Line (H13)||Chikusa|
|S09||Fukiage||吹上||7.4||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tōbu Line (planned)|
|S10||Gokiso||御器所||8.4||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Tsurumai Line (T12)||Shōwa|
|S13||Mizuho Undōjō Nishi||瑞穂運動場西||11.1|
|S14||Aratama-bashi||新瑞橋||11.8||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Meijō Line (M23)|
|S15||Sakura-hommachi||桜本町||12.9||Nagoya Municipal Subway: Nambu Line (planned)||Minami|
The Sakura-dōri Line was first envisioned in the Urban Transportation Council Report No. 14 (1972) as an underground line running from Nakamura Kuyakusho to Imaike, and was intended to relieve the central portion of the Higashiyama Line, which in the late-1970s operated with a crush load capacity of 250% during rush hour.
The line was opened on 10 September 1989 between Nakamura Kuyakusho and Imaike. Automatic train operation (ATO) using a single driver commenced on 16 February 1994, and the line was extended from Imaike to Nonami on 30 March 1994.
From Nonami, the line was extended further east to Tokushige, in Midori-ku, on 27 March 2011. This extension also involved building a new depot near Tokushige Station, which replaced the previous depot located near Nakamura Kuyakusho Station. There is a plan to extend the line even further, somewhere in Toyoake City or Toyota City. There is also a plan to extend the line to opposite direction, from Nakamura Kuyakusho to somewhere in Shippō.
- 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- 工事の進捗情報 (in Japanese). Transportation Department City of Nagoya. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- 2011年3月27日 桜通線野並・徳重間開通 (in Japanese). Transportation Department City of Nagoya. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- Nagoya Bureau of Transportation (official) (in Japanese)
- Nagoya Bureau of Transportation (official)
- Subway map