Yokohama Municipal Subway

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Yokohama Municipal Subway
Yokohama Municipal Subway Logo
Native name 横浜市営地下鉄
Yokohama-shiei chikatetsu
Locale Yokohama, Japan
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 2 (Blue & Green)
Number of stations 42
Began operation December 16, 1972 (1972-12-16)
Operator(s) Yokohama City Transportation Bureau
System length 53.4 km (33.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Yokohama Municipal Subway (横浜市営地下鉄, Yokohama-shiei chikatetsu) is the metro network in the city of Yokohama, Japan, south of Tokyo In Kanagawa pref. It is operated by Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, and is operated as two lines, though 3 continuous lines exist.

A new train on the Yokohama Municipal Subway green line


Yokohama Municipal Subway Lines in the railway network around Yokohama
Symbol Line Name First section
Last ex-
B Line 1 Blue Line 1972 1999 19.7 km (12.2 mi) 17
Line 3 1985 1993 20.7 km (12.9 mi) 16[Note 1]
G Line 4 Green Line 2008 - 13.1 km (8.1 mi) 10
Total: 53.5 km (33.2 mi) 42

Line 1 and 3 are operated as a single line. Transfer to other railway systems is possible with JR Shinkansen and Yokohama Line at Shin-Yokohama Station and Keikyu Line, JR Tokaido Lines, and other lines at Yokohama Station.

Transfer between the Blue and Green Line is possible at Center Kita and Center Minami.

Feeder bus services from western Kawasaki City area run to Azamino Station.


Future plans for the blue line exist for 2015 for connection with Odakyu Odawara Line and with the future Kawasaki City Subway at Shin-Yurigaoka Station, Kawasaki City.

The original plans for the green line was a Yokohama loop line. The Green Line is a stage in the planned line from Tsurumi Station to Hiyoshi Station, the current green line to Nakayama Station, to Futamatagawa Station, and on to Higashi-Totsuka Station, and to Kami-Ōoka Station, Negishi Station, and Motomachi.

The "missing" Line 2 was planned to run from Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station via Yokohama Station to Byobugaura Station. As of 2009, there is no schedule for building this line.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Including Kannai Station

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