Sendai Subway Tōzai Line

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Sendai Subway Tozai Line
Sendai City Subway Logo.png
Overview
Native name 仙台市営地下鉄東西線
Type Rapid transit
Status Operational
Locale Sendai, Miyagi
Termini Yagiyama Zoological Park
Arai
Stations 13
Daily ridership Approx. 80,000 daily (forecast)
Operation
Opened 6 December 2015 (2015-12-06)
Owner Sendai City Transportation Bureau
Depot(s) Arai
Rolling stock Sendai Subway 2000 series
Technical
Line length 13.9 km (8.6 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead wire
Route map
0.0 T01 Yagiyama Zoological Park
Tatsunokuchi Valley
2.1 T02 Aobayama
3.7 T03 Kawauchi
4.3 T04 International Center
Hirosegawa River
5.0 T05 Omachi Nishi-koen
5.7 T06 Aoba-dori Ichibancho
Aoba-dori
Sendai Subway Namboku Line
6.5 T07/N10 Sendai Station
Tohoku Shinkansen
Tohoku/Joban/Senzan Line/
Sendai Airport/Senseki-Tohoku Line
Sendai Station (Senseki Line)
Senseki Line
7.2 T08 Miyagino-dori
8.4 T09 Rembo
Miyagino Freight Line
Sendai Freight Terminal
9.5 T10 Yakushido
11.0 T11 Oroshimachi
12.3 T12 Rokuchonome
13.9 T13 Arai
Arai Depot

The Sendai Subway Tozai Line (仙台市営地下鉄東西線 Sendai Shiei Chikatetsu Tōzai-sen?) is one of the two lines of the Sendai Subway system operated by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau in the city of Sendai, Japan. It opened on 6 December 2015.[1] The Tozai Line uses linear motor propulsion.[2]

Stations

No. Station name Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
T01 Yagiyama Zoological Park 八木山動物公園 0.0 Taihaku-ku, Sendai
T02 Aobayama 青葉山 2.1 Aoba-ku, Sendai
T03 Kawauchi 川内 3.7
T04 International Center 国際センター 4.3
T05 Omachi Nishi-koen 大町西公園 5.0
T06 Aoba-dori Ichibancho 青葉通一番町 5.7
T07 Sendai 仙台 6.5
T08 Miyagino-dori 宮城野通 7.2 Miyagino-ku, Sendai
T09 Rembo 連坊 8.4 Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai
T10 Yakushido 薬師堂 9.5
T11 Oroshimachi 卸町 11.0
T12 Rokuchonome 六丁の目 12.3
T13 Arai 荒井 13.9

From the start of operations on the line, nine out of the line's 13 stations are staffed and operated by sub-contracted employees from the security company Alsok.[3] Operations at Omachi Nishi-koen Station will also be sub-contracted to Alsok from fiscal 2018, leaving only the two termini and Sendai Station staffed by Sendai City Transportation Bureau employees.[3]

Rolling stock

File:Sendai subway 2000 series.JPG
A 2000 series train in service in December 2015

Services are operated by a fleet of 15 four-car Sendai Subway 2000 series electric trains manufactured by Kinki Sharyo.[2][4]

Passenger statistics

According to forecasts published by Sendai City Transportation Bureau in August 2012, the line is expected initially to be used by an average of approximately 80,000 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5]

History

The line opened on 6 December 2015, with a departure ceremony for the first train at Arai Station.[6]

References

  1. 仙台市地下鉄東西線 来年12月6日開業へ. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 仙台市営地下鉄東西線の車両デザインが決定. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 <仙台東西線>駅サービス ALSOK委託. Kahoku Shimpo Online News (in Japanese). Japan: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 仙台市交通局殿から東西線用新型車両2000系を受注しました. News release (in Japanese). Japan: The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 地下鉄東西線建設事業の再評価における需要予測の事例(その2) (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: Sendai City Transportation Bureau. August 2012. p. 8. Retrieved 7 December 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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