Namboku Line (Sapporo)
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The Namboku Line (南北線, Nanboku-sen) is a rubber-tyred metro line in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It is part of the Sapporo Municipal Subway system. Its name literally means South-North Line, and it runs from Asabu Station in Kita-ku to Makomanai Station in Minami-ku. The Namboku Line color on maps is green, and its stations carry the letter "N" followed by a number.
5000 series EMU near Minami-Hiragishi Station
|Owner||Sapporo City Transportation Bureau|
|System||Sapporo Municipal Subway|
|Rolling stock||5000 series EMUs|
|Line length||14.3 km (8.89 mi)|
|Track gauge||none, central guide rail|
|Electrification||750 V DC (third-rail)|
- All stations are located in Sapporo.
|Asabu||麻生||-||0.0||Sasshō Line (Shin-Kotoni, )||Under-
|Sapporo||さっぽろ||1.0||4.9|| Tōhō Line ( )
Hakodate Main Line ( )
|Ōdōri||大通||0.6||5.5|| Tōzai Line ( )|
Tōhō Line ( )
Sapporo Streetcar (Nishi-Yon-Chōme)
|Nakajima-Kōen||中島公園||0.7||6.8||Sapporo Streetcar (Yamahana-Ku-Jō)|
|Horohira-Bashi||幌平橋||1.0||7.8||Sapporo Streetcar (Seishūgakuen-Mae)|
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- December 16, 1971: Kita-Nijūyo-Jō – Makomanai section opens; 1000 series trains introduced.
- March 16, 1978: Kita-Nijūyo-Jō – Asabu section opens; all trains operated as 8-car sets.
- October 1, 1978: 3000 series trains introduced.
- October 14, 1994: Reien-Mae Station renamed Minami-Hiragishi Station.
- September 1995: 5000 series trains introduced.
- June 27, 1999: 1000/2000 series trains withdrawn.
- August 18, 2008: Women-only cars introduced on trial basis (until September 12, 2008).
- December 15, 2008: "Women and Children Comfort Car" introduced.
- January 30, 2009: SAPICA contactless smart card introduced.
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- Sapporo City Transportation Bureau (in Japanese)