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Yokohama has 3.4 million inhabitants (second largest city in Japan) and is situated on the south-western shore of the Tokyo Bay, only 30 km from Central Tokyo. Yokohama has two real subway lines, which are complemented by several local railways that provide a high-frequency rail service also within the city (especially the Sotetsu and the Keikyu Lines).


   Blue Line  

40.4 km (7.6 km are above ground), 32 stations

Subway construction began in 1968 on today's Blue Line, which was originally planned as two separate lines (Lines 1 and 3) meeting at Kannai. It is now operated as one continuous line that runs from Azamino in the north to Shonandai in the south. Most stations have 120 m long island platforms, 5 stations are on the surface (Center-Kita, Center-Minami, Nakamachidai, Nippa, Kaminagaya), average distance between stations is 1.3 km. The line uses 1435 mm gauge, power supply is via a 750V third rail. The 38 six-car trains (maximum in service on weekdays: 33) operate 159 runs on weekdays. One trip from Azamino to Shonandai takes 66 minutes. JR and Tokyu rail services to Tokyo leave from Yokohama Station, but the Shinkansen high speed service stops at Shin-Yokohama Station also served by the subway.

16 Dec 1972: Isezaki-Chojamachi - Kamiooka (5.2 km)
04 Sept 1976: Kamiooka - Kaminagaya (2.8 km) and Isezaki-Chojamachi - Yokohama (3.5 km)
14 Mar 1985: Kaminagaya - Maioka (2 km) and Yokohama - Shin-Yokohama (7 km)
24 May 1987: Maioka - Totsuka (1.6 km)
19 Mar 1993: Shin-Yokohama - Azamino (10.9 km)
29 Aug 1999: Maioka - Shonandai (7.4 km)

   Green Line  

13.1 km, 10 stations

The Green Line (originally planned as Line 4) was added to the system in 2008 (Hiyoshi - Nakayama). This could be the first part of a future ring line.

30 Mar 2008 - Hiyoshi - Nakayama

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   Minatomirai Line  

The Minatomirai Line runs from Yokohama Central Station along the new habourside development area. It is 4.1 km long and is operated jointly with the Tokyu Toyoko commuter railway, which runs from Yokohama to Shibuya in Tokyo (35 min). Along the Minatomirai Line, express and local trains are operated, with all trains stopping at Minatomirai and the terminus station Motomachi-Chukagai.

01 Feb 2004 - Minatomirai Line Yokohama - Motomachi-Chukagai (4.1 km)

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   Seaside Line  

The Seaside Line (previously known as the 'Kanazawa Seaside Line') is a 10.6 km long elevated fully automated light rail line opened on 5 July 1989 and running south from Shin-Sugita JR Railway Station to Kanazawa-Hakkei station on the Keikyu Railway (see map) The line used to terminate at a temporary Kanazawa-Hakkei station, but was eventually extended some 150 m to a permanent terminus on 31 March 2019.


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   Shonan Monorail  

6.6 km suspended railway, some 15 km south of central Yokohama > view our Shonan page!


   Enoshima Electric Railway  

10 km light railway, linking with Shonan Monorail > view our Shonan page!





Yokohama City > Subway info

Minato Mirai Railway (Official site)

Sotetsu - The Sagami Railway

Yokohama Municipal Subway at Wikipedia

BLOG: Read your webmaster's impressions of the Yokohama urban rail system (May 2016)



Metros & Trams in JapanAndrew Phipps & Robert Schwandl

METROS & TRAMS in JAPAN - Vol. 1: Tokyo Region

Subways, suburban railways (JR East and Private Railways), trams, monorail and guided-transit systems in the Toyko conurbation - including Yokohama, Shonan, Tama, Saitama and Chiba

Text: German & English
160 pages, ca. 300 photos
Detailed network maps
June 2016
ISBN 978-3-936573-47-3


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