Seishin-Yamate Line

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Seishin-Yamate Line
Subway KobeSeishin.svg
Kobe Subway 3623F at Seishin-minami Station.JPG
A 3000 series train in 2015
Overview
Other name(s) U-Line
Native name 西神山手線
Type Rapid transit
System Kobe Municipal Subway Logo.svg Kobe Municipal Subway
Status Operational
Locale Kobe
Termini Shin-Kobe
Seishin-Chuo
Stations 17
Operation
Opened March 13, 1977
Owner Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau
Technical
Line length 22.7 km (14.1 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed 90 km/h (55 mph)[1]
Route map
Kobe subway lines

The Seishin-Yamate Line (西神山手線, Seishin-Yamate-sen) is one of two lines of Kobe Municipal Subway that links the central district and suburbs of Kobe.

Stations[edit]

Line No. Name Japanese Distance (km)
from
Shin-Kobe
Transfers Location
Hokushin Line  S01  Tanigami 谷上 –7.5 Shintetsu Arima Line Kita-ku
 S02  Shin-Kobe 新神戸 0.0 Sanyo Shinkansen Chuo-ku
Yamate Line
 S03  Sannomiya 三宮 1.3
 S04  Kenchōmae 県庁前 2.2  
 S05  Ōkurayama 大倉山
(湊川神社前)
3.3  
 S06  Minatogawa-Kōen 湊川公園
(川崎病院前)
4.3 Hyōgo-ku
 S07  Kamisawa 上沢 5.3  
 S08  Nagata (Nagatajinjamae) 長田(長田神社前) 6.1 Kobe Kosoku Line (Kosoku-Nagata Station) Nagata-ku
 S09  Shin-Nagata 新長田(鉄人28号前) 7.6
Seishin Line
 S10  Itayado 板宿
(滝川中学・高等学校前)
8.8 Sanyo Railway Main Line Suma-ku
 S11  Myōhōji 妙法寺 11.7  
 S12  Myōdani 名谷 13.3  
Seishin Line Extension
 S13  Sōgō Undō Kōen 総合運動公園 15.1  
 S14  Gakuen-Toshi 学園都市 16.8   Nishi-ku
 S15  Ikawadani 伊川谷 18.4  
 S16  Seishin-Minami 西神南 20.1  
 S17  Seishin-Chuo 西神中央 22.7  

Rolling stock[edit]

A 1000 series train in January 2008
A 2000 series train in 2015

All trains are based at Tanigami and Myōdani Depots.

A fleet of new trains is to be introduced on the line between fiscal 2018 and 2022. Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the design of the new trains will be overseen by Ken Okuyama Design.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 154. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 神戸市交通局,新形車両デザインのデザイン案を公開 [Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau publishes proposed designs for new trains]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 October 2016. Archived from the original on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 

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