Tōhō Line

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Tōhō Line
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A 7000 series EMU at Fukuzumi Station
Native name 東豊線
Type Rubber-tyred metro
System Sapporo Municipal Subway
Locale Sapporo, Hokkaido
Termini Sakaemachi
Stations 14
Opened 1988
Owner Sapporo City Transportation Bureau
Rolling stock 7000 series EMUs
Line length 13.6 km (8.5 mi)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary

The Tōhō Line (東豊線 Tōhō-sen?) is a rubber-tyred metro line in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Sapporo City Transportation Bureau. It is part of the Sapporo Municipal Subway system. It runs from Sakaemachi Station in Higashi-ku to Fukuzumi Station in Toyohira-ku. The Tōhō Line color on maps is sky blue. Its stations carry the letter "H" followed by a number.

Station list[edit]

  • All stations are located in Sapporo.
  • The entire line is underground.
Station No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
H01 Sakaemachi 栄町 - 0.0   Higashi-ku
H02 Shindō-Higashi 新道東 0.9 0.9  
H03 Motomachi 元町 1.2 2.1  
H04 Kanjō-Dōri-Higashi 環状通東 1.4 3.5  
H05 Higashi-Kuyakusho-Mae 東区役所前 1.0 4.5  
H06 Kita-Jūsan-Jō-Higashi 北13条東 0.9 5.4  
H07 Sapporo さっぽろ 1.3 6.7 Namboku Line (N06)
Hakodate Main Line (01)
H08 Ōdōri 大通 0.6 7.3 Namboku Line (N07)
Tōzai Line (T09)
Sapporo Streetcar Ichijō Line (Nishi-Yon-Chōme)
H09 Hōsui-Susukino 豊水すすきの 0.8 8.1 Sapporo Streetcar: Yamahana Line (Susukino)
H10 Gakuen-Mae 学園前 1.4 9.5   Toyohira-ku
H11 Toyohira-Kōen 豊平公園 0.9 10.4  
H12 Misono 美園 1.0 11.4  
H13 Tsukisamu-Chūō 月寒中央 1.2 12.6  
H14 Fukuzumi 福住 1.0 13.6  

Rolling stock[edit]

  • 7000 series 4-car EMUs (since 1988)
  • 9000 series 4-car EMUs (since May 2015)

The line is operated using a fleet of 20 four-car 7000 series EMUs (sets 7101 to 7120) [1]

The first of a fleet of 20 new 9000 series four-car EMUs was introduced on the Tōhō Line in May 2015.[2] Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, the first trainset was unveiled to the media in November 2014.[3] All 20 trains are scheduled to be in service by fiscal 2016, replacing the fleet of 7000 series trains.[2]


The Sakaemachi – Hōsui-Susukino section opened on December 2, 1988.[citation needed] The Hōsui-Susukino – Fukuzumi section opened on October 14, 1994.[citation needed]

The SAPICA contactless smart card was introduced on January 30, 2009.[citation needed]

Future developments[edit]

Platform edge doors are to be installed at all Tōhō Line stations by fiscal 2016.[3]


  1. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 4. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 
  2. ^ a b 札幌市営地下鉄東豊線で9000形が営業運転を開始 [9000 series enters service on Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b 札幌市交通局、東豊線新型車両9000形の外観を公開 - デビューは2015年4月頃 [Sapporo City Transportation Bureau unveils new 9000 series trains for Toho Line - Debuting around April 2015]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 

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