Sendai Subway

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Sendai Subway
Sendai City Subway Logo.png
Native name仙台市地下鉄
Sendai-shi Chikatetsu
LocaleSendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines2
Number of stations30
Began operation1987
Operator(s)Sendai City Transportation Bureau
System length28.7 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 rapid transit system in Sendai, Japan. It is operated by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau. The subway consists of two 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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