Tōhō Line

The Tōhō Line (東豊線, Tōhō-sen) is a rubber-tyred metro line in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Sapporo City Transportation Bureau. It is part of the Sapporo Municipal Subway system. It runs from Sakaemachi Station in Higashi-ku to Fukuzumi Station in Toyohira-ku. The Tōhō Line color on maps is sky blue. Its stations are numbered with the prefix "H".

Tōhō Line
Subway SapporoToho.svg
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A Toho Line 9000 series EMU at Ōdōri Station
Overview
Native name東豊線
OwnerSapporo City Transportation Bureau
LocaleSapporo, Hokkaido
TerminiSakaemachi
Fukuzumi
Stations14
Service
TypeRubber-tyred metro
SystemSapporo Municipal Subway
Rolling stock9000 series EMUs
History
Opened1988
Technical
Line length13.6 km (8.5 mi)
Track gaugenone, central guide rail
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary

Station listEdit

  • All stations are located in Sapporo.
  • The entire line is underground.
No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
H01 Sakaemachi 栄町 - 0.0   Higashi-ku
H02 Shindō-Higashi 新道東 0.9 0.9  
H03 Motomachi 元町 1.2 2.1  
H04 Kanjō-Dōri-Higashi 環状通東 1.4 3.5  
H05 Higashi-Kuyakusho-Mae 東区役所前 1.0 4.5  
H06 Kita-Jūsan-Jō-Higashi 北13条東 0.9 5.4  
H07 Sapporo さっぽろ 1.3 6.7   Namboku Line ( N06 )
  Hakodate Main Line ( 01 )
Chūō-ku
H08 Ōdōri 大通 0.6 7.3   Namboku Line ( N07 )
  Tōzai Line ( T09 )
Sapporo Streetcar (Nishi-Yon-Chōme)
H09 Hōsui-Susukino 豊水すすきの 0.8 8.1 Sapporo Streetcar (Susukino)
H10 Gakuen-Mae 学園前 1.4 9.5   Toyohira-ku
H11 Toyohira-Kōen 豊平公園 0.9 10.4  
H12 Misono 美園 1.0 11.4  
H13 Tsukisamu-Chūō 月寒中央 1.2 12.6  
H14 Fukuzumi 福住 1.0 13.6  

Rolling stockEdit

The first of a fleet of 20 new 9000 series four-car EMUs was introduced on the Tōhō Line in May 2015.[1] Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, the first trainset was unveiled to the media in November 2014.[2] All 20 trains were scheduled to be in service by fiscal 2016, replacing the fleet of 7000 series trains.[1]

Former rolling stockEdit

  • 7000 series 4-car EMUs (from 1988 until 2016)

From 1988 to 2016, the line was operated using a fleet of 20 four-car 7000 series EMUs (sets 7101 to 7120). [3] The last 7000 series trains were withdrawn from service on June 25, 2016.[4]

HistoryEdit

The Sakaemachi to Hōsui-Susukino section opened on December 2, 1988.[citation needed] The Hōsui-Susukino to Fukuzumi section opened on October 14, 1994.[citation needed]

Future developmentsEdit

Platform edge doors are to be installed at all Tōhō Line stations by fiscal 2016.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 札幌市営地下鉄東豊線で9000形が営業運転を開始 [9000 series enters service on Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b 札幌市交通局、東豊線新型車両9000形の外観を公開 - デビューは2015年4月頃 [Sapporo City Transportation Bureau unveils new 9000 series trains for Toho Line - Debuting around April 2015]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 4. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3.
  4. ^ 札幌市営地下鉄東豊線の7000形がラストラン…6月25日 [Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line 7000 series to make final run on 25 June]. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID Inc. 14 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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