Sendai Subway

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Sendai Subway
Sendai City Subway Logo.png
Native name 仙台市地下鉄
Sendai-shi Chikatetsu
Locale Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 30
Began operation 1987
Operator(s) Sendai City Transportation Bureau
System length 28.7 km (17.8 mi)
Track gauge
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (Namboku Line)

1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (Tozai Line)

System map
Sendai Subway network

The Sendai Subway (仙台市地下鉄, Sendai-shi Chikatetsu) is a subway system in Sendai, Japan. It is operated by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau. The subway consists of two unconnected lines, the north-south Namboku Line, which opened in July 1987, and the east-west Tozai Line, which opened in December 2015.[1]

The subway was damaged in the 11 March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and shut down. It reopened on 29 April 2011.[2]


Symbol Name Opened Completed Length Stations
N Namboku Line July 1987 July 1992 14.8 km (9.2 mi) 17
T Tozai Line 6 December 2015 6 December 2015 13.9 km (8.6 mi) 13

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  1. ^ "New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai". 
  2. ^ "Sendai subway to fully resume operation April 29, earlier than planned". Kyodo News. 6 April 2011. 

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