Nankō Port Town Line

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Osaka Metro Nankō Port Town Line
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A 200 series trainset in May 2016
Overview
Type Automated guideway transit
System New Tram
Locale Suminoe-ku, Osaka
Termini Cosmosquare
Suminoekoen
Stations 10
Operation
Opened March 16, 1981
Owner Osaka Metro (Trade Center-mae - Suminoekoen)
Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (Cosmosquare - Trade Center-mae)
Operator(s) Osaka Metro (2018–present)
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (1981–2018)
Depot(s) Nanko
Rolling stock 100A series EMU
Technical
Line length 7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Electrification 600 V three-phase AC, side contact
Operating speed 55 km/h (34 mph)
Route map
南港ポートタウン線 Newtram.jpg

The Osaka Metro Nankō Port Town Line (南港ポートタウン線, Nankō Pōto-taun-sen), also called New Tram, is an automated guideway transit line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The line is operated by Osaka Metro, and was constructed to serve as the main public transportation for newly built Osaka South Port habitations and facilities. An extension of the line from Cosmosquare to Trade Center-mae was once owned and operated by an Osaka City's subsidiary, Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. (大阪港トランスポートシステム, OTS). The operation of the section was later merged to Osaka City transportation itself to increase the number of passengers by reducing fares previously calculated separately.

Stations[edit]

All stations are in Suminoe-ku, Osaka.

No. Distance
(km)
Station Japanese Connections
 P09  0.0 Cosmosquare コスモスクエア Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Chūō Line (C10)
 P10  0.6 Trade Center-mae トレードセンター前  
 P11  1.3 Nakafuto 中ふ頭  
 P12  2.0 Port Town-nishi ポートタウン西  
 P13  2.5 Port Town-higashi ポートタウン東  
 P14  4.0 Ferry Terminal フェリーターミナル  
 P15  4.8 Nankō-higashi 南港東  
 P16  5.4 Nankōguchi 南港口  
 P17  6.7 Hirabayashi 平林  
 P18  7.9 Suminoekōen 住之江公園 Osaka Metro Yotsubashi line symbol.svg Yotsubashi Line (Y21)

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, the following train types are used on the line, all formed as four-car sets.[1]

  • 100A series (since 1991)
  • 200 series four-car sets (since 29 June 2016)

100A series[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, 20 stainless steel 100A series sets (17 to 37) are in service, formed as four-car sets as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation M6 M3 M2 M1
Numbering 105-xx 102-xx 100-xx 101-xx

200 series[edit]

The fleet of seven trains in March 2017

A fleet of four-car 200 series trainsets was introduced between 2016 and March 2017, all finished in different colour liveries.[2] The first set, 01, entered revenue service on 29 June 2016,[3] followed by the second set, 02, in October 2016.[4]

As of August 2017, the 200 series fleet consists of nine sets (numbered 01 to 09), and formed as follows.[1][5] The trains have stainless steel bodies.[1]

Set No. Car numbers Livery
01 205-01 202-01 200-01 201-01      Blue[4]
02 205-02 202-02 200-02 201-02      Yellow[4]
03 205-03 202-03 200-03 201-03      Pink[4]
04 205-04 202-04 200-04 201-04      Green
05 205-05 202-05 200-05 201-05      Orange[6]
06 205-06 202-06 200-06 201-06      Purple
07 205-07 202-07 200-07 201-07      Red
08 205-08 202-08 200-08 201-08      Blue
09 205-09 202-09 200-09 201-09      Yellow

Former rolling stock[edit]

  • 100 series (1981-2001)

History[edit]

  • March 16, 1981 - The Nankō Port Town Line from Nakafuto to Suminoekōen opened.
  • October 5, 1993 - Operations were suspended due to an accident that occurred at Suminoekōen Station; operations resumed on November 19, 1993.
  • December 18, 1997 - The Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd. New Tram Technoport Line (ニュートラムテクノポート線) from Cosmosquare to Nakafutō opened.
  • July 1, 2005 - The OTS New Tram Technoport Line was merged to the Nankō Port Town Line.

Statistics[edit]

  • Distance: 7.9 km (incl. former OTS Line 1.3 km)
  • Power: 600 V three phase AC, side contact
  • Line color: cerulean blue
  • Symbol letter: P

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 157. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  2. ^ 大阪市交通局200系 [Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau 200 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 662. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2016. p. 108-109. 
  3. ^ 「ニュートラム」200系が営業運転を開始 [New Tram 200 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 1 July 2016. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d 「ニュートラム」200系第3編成が試運転 [New Tram 200 series 3rd set undergoes test-running]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 16 November 2016. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  5. ^ ニュートラム200系第9編成が営業運転を開始 [New Tram 200 series set 09 enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 31 August 2017. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  6. ^ 大阪市交200系第5編成が搬入される [Osaka Municipal 200 series 5th set delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 22 December 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.