Sennichimae Line

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Sennichimae Line
Sennichimae Line 25 series EMU
TypeRapid transit
SystemOsaka Metro
Line number5
OpenedApril 16, 1969
Operator(s)Osaka Metro (2018–present)
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1969–2018)
Depot(s)Morinomiya (located on Chūō Line)
Line length12.6 km (7.8 mi)
Track length13.1 km (8.1 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification750 V DC, third rail
Operating speed70 km/h (43 mph)
Route map
New Sennichimae Line.png

The Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line (千日前線, Sennichimae-sen) is an underground rapid transit line in Osaka, Japan. It is one of the lines of Osaka Metro. It links the northwestern district of Fukushima-ku and the southeastern district of Ikuno-ku with the central commercial and entertainment district of Namba. The line is paralleled by the underground Kintetsu Namba Line/Hanshin Namba Line connection line in its central section. Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 5 (高速電気軌道第5号線), while the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau refers to it as Osaka City Rapid Railway Line No. 5 (大阪市高速鉄道第5号線), and in MLIT publications, it is written as Line No. 5 (Sennichimae Line) (5号線(千日前線)). Station numbers are indicated by the letter S.

Platform screen doors are located at all of the stations. The first station, Minami-Tatsumi, had them installed on March 14, 2014 and operation started in April. The final station, Nodahanshin, had them installed and operating in December.[2][3] All platforms are long enough for 8 car trains however a part of each platform has been blocked off, since only four-car trains are needed to carry the amount of traffic on the line. Which in 2013 carries on average 181,238 passengers per day.[4]


No. Station[5] Japanese Distance
Transfers Location
 S11  Nodahanshin 野田阪神 0.0 Fukushima-ku, Osaka
 S12  Tamagawa 玉川 0.6 JR West: Osaka Loop Line - Noda
 S13  Awaza 阿波座 1.9 Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Chūō Line (C15) Nishi-ku, Osaka
 S14  Nishi-Nagahori 西長堀 2.9 Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line symbol.svg Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N13)
 S15  Sakuragawa 桜川 3.8 Hanshin: Hanshin Namba Line Naniwa-ku, Osaka
 S16  Namba 難波 4.9
Chūō-ku, Osaka
 S17  Nippombashi 日本橋 5.6
 S18  Tanimachi Kyūchōme 谷町九丁目 6.6
Tennōji-ku, Osaka
 S19  Tsuruhashi 鶴橋 7.7
  • JR West: Osaka Loop Line
  • Kintetsu: Osaka Line, Nara Line
 S20  Imazato 今里 9.2 Osaka Metro Imazatosuji line symbol.svg Imazatosuji Line (I21) Higashinari-ku, Osaka
 S21  Shin-Fukae 新深江 10.1
 S22  Shōji 小路 11.1 Ikuno-ku, Osaka
 S23  Kita-Tatsumi 北巽 12.0
 S24  Minami-Tatsumi 南巽 13.1

Rolling stock[edit]


As there is no dedicated rolling stock depot on the Sennichimae Line, trains are forwarded to Morinomiya Depot on the Chūō Line via a connecting track at Awaza.


  • 50 series (1969-1994)
  • 100 series (later version) (1979-1989)
  • 30 series (1991-1995)


  • April 16, 1969 - Nodahanshin - Sakuragawa (opening)
  • July 25, 1969 - Tanimachi Kyūchōme - Imazato (opening)
  • September 10, 1969 - Imazato - Shin-Fukae (opening)
  • March 11, 1970 - Sakuragawa - Tanimachi Kyūchōme (opening)
  • December 2, 1981 - Shin-Fukae - Minami-Tatsumi (opening)


  1. ^ Hitachi Review. Hitachi. 3 March 2014. p. 75. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Osaka subway's Sennichimae Line to have platform screen doors installed in every station Chinese translation to follow". Asian Public Transport. February 13, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. ^ 可動式ホーム柵の設置について [About platform doors] (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "路線別経常収支" (PDF).
  5. ^ 路線別で探す 千日前線 (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2014.