Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau

Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (大阪市交通局, Ōsaka-shi Kōtsū-kyoku) was the public department of transportation of the city of Osaka, Japan that existed from 1903 to 2018. It operated the municipal subway lines, the New Tram, and city buses.

Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
大阪市交通局
Ōsaka-shi Kōtsū-kyoku
OMTB logomark.svg
"Mio-den". All Osaka Metro train cars retain this logo.
Former government agency of Osaka overview
Formed12 September 1903; 117 years ago (1903-09-12)
Dissolved31 March 2018; 2 years ago (2018-03-31)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionOsaka
HeadquartersNishi-ku, Osaka
Websitekotsu.city.osaka.lg.jp

On April 1, 2018, the bureau was split into two private companies: Osaka Rapid Electric Tramway K.K. (known as Osaka Metro) and Osaka City Bus.

Services providedEdit

  • Municipal trams: 1903–1969
  • City trolleybuses: 1953–1970
  • Municipal subway: 1933–2018 (8 lines; Surutto KANSAI Cards and IC cards (PiTaPa and ICOCA) accepted)
  • City buses: 1927–2018 (103 regular bus routes, 29 red bus routes)[1]

TicketsEdit

  • One-Day Pass "Enjoy Eco Card" (エンジョイエコカード) (800 yen (600 yen on weekends, Japan's national holidays, obon, year-end and new year holidays) for adults, 300 yen for children) - Available on the printed date on subways, the New Tram and city buses.
  • Multiple Ride Card (3,000 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for children) - Usage amounts are 3300 yen, the increase of 10%, and 1650 yen, respectively. When the balance changes to less than 200 yen, it can use up by putting this card and cash into a ticket vending machine, and purchasing a one-way ticket.
  • Rainbow Card (500 yen, 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, and 3,000 yen for adults, 500 yen and 1,000 yen for children) - Available on the rail lines and buses belonging to Surutto KANSAI. When the balance changes to less than 200 yen, it can use up by putting this card and cash into a ticket vending machine, and purchasing a one-way ticket.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 赤バス廃止路線一覧 (PDF) (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. September 26, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2012.

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