Tōhō Line

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Tōhō Line
Subway SapporoToho.svg
Sapporo 9000 9001 Odori 20150521.jpg
A Toho Line 9000 series EMU at Ōdōri Station
Overview
Native name 東豊線
Type Rubber-tyred metro
System Sapporo Municipal Subway
Locale Sapporo, Hokkaido
Termini Sakaemachi
Fukuzumi
Stations 14
Operation
Opened 1988
Owner Sapporo City Transportation Bureau
Rolling stock 9000 series EMUs
Technical
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 are numbered with the prefix "H".

Station list[edit]

  • All stations are located in Sapporo.
  • The entire line is underground.
Station No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
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)
Chūō-ku
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]

The first of a fleet of 20 new 9000 series four-car EMUs was introduced on the Tōhō Line in May 2015.[1] Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, the first trainset was unveiled to the media in November 2014.[2] All 20 trains were scheduled to be in service by fiscal 2016, replacing the fleet of 7000 series trains.[1]

Former rolling stock[edit]

  • 7000 series 4-car EMUs (from 1988 until 2016)

From 1988 to 2016, the line was operated using a fleet of 20 four-car 7000 series EMUs (sets 7101 to 7120). [3] The last 7000 series trains were withdrawn from service on June 25, 2016.[4]

History[edit]

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

Future developments[edit]

Platform edge doors are to be installed at all Tōhō Line stations by fiscal 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 札幌市営地下鉄東豊線の7000形がラストラン…6月25日 [Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line 7000 series to make final run on 25 June]. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID Inc. 14 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 

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