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The Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line (千日前線, Sennichimae-sen) is an underground rapid transit line in Osaka, Japan. It is one of the lines of Osaka Metro. It links the northwestern district of Fukushima-ku and the southeastern district of Ikuno-ku with the central commercial and entertainment district of Namba. The line is paralleled by the underground Kintetsu Namba Line/Hanshin Namba Line connection line in its central section. Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 5 (高速電気軌道第5号線), while the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau refers to it as Osaka City Rapid Railway Line No. 5 (大阪市高速鉄道第5号線), and in MLIT publications, it is written as Line No. 5 (Sennichimae Line) (5号線（千日前線）). Station numbers are indicated by the letter S.
|Operator(s)||Osaka Metro (2018–present) |
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1969–2018)
|Depot(s)||Morinomiya (located on Chūō Line)|
|Opened||April 16, 1969|
|Line length||12.6 km (7.8 mi)|
|Track length||13.1 km (8.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||750 V DC, third rail|
|Operating speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
Platform screen doors are located at all of the stations. The first station, Minami-Tatsumi, had them installed on March 14, 2014 and operation started in April. The final station, Nodahanshin, had them installed and operating in December. All platforms are long enough for 8 car trains however a part of each platform has been blocked off, since only four-car trains are needed to carry the amount of traffic on the line. Which in 2013 carries on average 181,238 passengers per day.
|Tamagawa||玉川||0.6||JR West: Osaka Loop Line – Noda|
|Awaza||阿波座||1.9||Chūō Line (C15)||Nishi-ku, Osaka|
|Nishi-Nagahori||西長堀||2.9||Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N13)|
|Sakuragawa||桜川||3.8||Hanshin: Hanshin Namba Line||Naniwa-ku, Osaka|
|Tanimachi Kyūchōme||谷町九丁目||6.6||Tennōji-ku, Osaka|
|Imazato||今里||9.2||Imazatosuji Line (I21)||Higashinari-ku, Osaka|
- 25 series (since 1991)
As there is no dedicated rolling stock depot on the Sennichimae Line, trains are forwarded to Morinomiya Depot on the Chūō Line via a connecting track at Awaza.
- 50 series (1969–1994)
- 100 series (later version) (1979–1989)
- 30 series (1991–1995)
- April 16, 1969 – Nodahanshin – Sakuragawa (opening)
- July 25, 1969 – Tanimachi Kyūchōme – Imazato (opening)
- September 10, 1969 – Imazato – Shin-Fukae (opening)
- March 11, 1970 – Sakuragawa – Tanimachi Kyūchōme (opening)
- December 2, 1981 – Shin-Fukae – Minami-Tatsumi (opening)
- Hitachi Review. Hitachi. 3 March 2014. p. 75. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "Osaka subway's Sennichimae Line to have platform screen doors installed in every station Chinese translation to follow". Asian Public Transport. February 13, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- 可動式ホーム柵の設置について [About platform doors] (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
- "路線別経常収支" (PDF).
- 路線別で探す 千日前線 (in Japanese). Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
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