Tōzai Line (Sapporo)
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8000 series EMU at Ōdōri Station
|System||Sapporo Municipal Subway|
|Owner||Sapporo City Transportation Bureau|
|Line length||20.1 km (12.5 mi)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary, central guide rail|
The Tōzai Line (東西線 Tōzai-sen) is a rubber-tyred metro line located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It is part of the Sapporo Municipal Subway system. Its name literally means "East-West Line", and it runs from Miyanosawa Station in Nishi-ku to Shin-Sapporo Station in Atsubetsu-ku. The Tōzai Line color on maps is orange, and its stations carry the letter "T" followed by a number.
- All stations are located in Sapporo.
- The entire line is underground.
|Station No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|Nishi-Jūhatchōme||西18丁目||0.9||6.6||Sapporo Streetcar (Nishi-Jūgo-Chōme)|
|Nishi-Jūitchōme||西11丁目||0.9||7.5||Sapporo Streetcar (Chūō-Kuyakusho-Mae)|
|Ōdōri||大通||1.0||8.5|| Namboku Line ( )|
Tōhō Line ( )
Sapporo Streetcar (Nishi-Yon-Chōme)
|Shin-Sapporo||新さっぽろ||1.2||20.1||Chitose Line ( )|
- June 10, 1976: Kotoni – Shiroishi section opens; 6000 series trains debut.
- March 21, 1982: Shiroishi – Shin-Sapporo section opens.
- March 22, 1987: Nishi-Jūitchōme – Ōdōri section closed due to construction of connecting track to Tōhō Line
- August 18, 1998: 8000 series trains debut.
- February 25, 1999: Kotoni – Miyanosawa section opens.
- 2002: 6000 series trains begin to be replaced by 8000 series trains.
- July 7, 2006: 8000 series trains optimized for driver-only operation debut.
- February 13, 2008: Platform edge doors installed at Nangō-Nana-Chōme Station for testing prior to line-wide deployment
- August 30, 2008: Last 6000 series trains are taken out of service.
- January 30, 2009: SAPICA contactless smart card introduced.
- March 3, 2009: Platform edge doors installed at all Tōzai Line stations.
- April 1, 2009: Tōzai Line switches to wanman driver-only operation.
- July 13, 2009: "Women and Children Comfort Cars" introduced.
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- Sapporo City Transportation Bureau (in Japanese)