Sakura-dōri Line

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Sakura-dōri Line
Number prefix Sakura-dori.PNG
Sakura-dōri Line 6050 series image
Sakura-dōri Line 6050 series, July 2010
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Nagoya Municipal Subway
Locale Nagoya
Termini Nakamura Kuyakusho
Tokushige
Stations 21
Daily ridership 85,173[1] (2008)
Operation
Opened 10 September 1989
Operator(s) Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
Depot(s) Tokushige
Rolling stock 6000 series
6050 series
Technical
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.

Stations[edit]

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: Number prefix Higashiyama.PNG 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: Number prefix Tsurumai.PNG Tsurumai Line (T06) Naka
S05 Hisaya-ōdōri 久屋大通 3.3 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Number prefix Meijo.PNG Meijō Line (M06)
S06 Takaoka 高岳 4.0 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Number prefix Kamiiida.PNG Kamiiida Line (planned extension) Higashi
S07 Kurumamichi 車道 5.3
S08 Imaike 今池 6.3 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Number prefix Higashiyama.PNG 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: Number prefix Tsurumai.PNG Tsurumai Line (T12) Shōwa
S11 Sakurayama 桜山 9.5 Mizuho
S12 Mizuho Kuyakusho 瑞穂区役所 10.4
S13 Mizuho Undōjō Nishi 瑞穂運動場西 11.1
S14 Aratama-bashi 新瑞橋 11.8 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Number prefix Meijo.PNG Meijō Line (M23)
S15 Sakura-hommachi 桜本町 12.9 Nagoya Municipal Subway: Nambu Line (planned) Minami
S16 Tsurusato 鶴里 13.8
S17 Nonami 野並 14.9 Tempaku
S18 Naruko Kita 鳴子北 16.0
S19 Aioiyama 相生山 16.9 Midori
S20 Kamisawa 神沢 18.3
S21 Tokushige 徳重 19.1

Rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

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.[2][3] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各鉄軌道会社のご案内 (Report). Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ 工事の進捗情報 (in Japanese). Transportation Department City of Nagoya. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ 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.

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