THE GS TRAM SITE

京都 - KYŌTO

日本 - JAPAN

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30 Sept. 1978

The Kyōto tram and light rail system on the last day of operation of the municipal tram lines.




日本 - JAPAN

岐阜 - GIFU

函館 - HAKODATE

広島 - HIROSHIMA

京都 - KYŌTO

名古屋 - NAGOYA

大阪 - ŌSAKA

札幌 - SAPPORO

東京 - TŌKYŌ

横浜 – YOKOHAMA


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INSET: DOWNTOWN KYŌTO

Kyoto downtown tram map 1978



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Chronology of major track abandonments 1976-1978 (with affected routes in parentheses)

  • Imadegawa and Marutamachi lines (2, 12, 22): 31 March 1976
  • Kawaramachi line (2, 5, 13): 30 Sept. 1977
  • Shichijō line (4, 8): 30 Sept. 1977
  • Rest of the municipal tram network (6, 22): 30 Sept. 1978

ROUTES

Operator: 京都市交通局 (Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau)

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  6 京都駅前 (Kyōto Station) - 七条通り (Shichijō Dōri) - 東大路通り (Higashiōji Dōri) - 北大路通り (Kitaōji Dōri) - 烏丸車庫前 (Karasumaru Shakomae)
22 烏丸車庫前 (Karasumaru Shakomae) - 北大路通り (Kitaōji Dōri) - 西大路通り (Nishiōji Dōri) - 九条通り (Kujō Dōri) - 東福寺 (Tōfukuji Temple) - 東大路通り (Higashiōji Dōri) - 北大路通り (Kitaōji Dōri) - 烏丸車庫前 (Karasumaru Shakomae) [Circular route, both directions]

INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: 京福電気鉄道 (Keifuku Electric Railroad)

   四条大宮 (Shijō-ōmiya) - 嵐山 (Arashiyama)
   北野 (Kitano) - 嵐山 (Arashiyama)

Operator: 京阪電気鉄道 (Keihan Electric Railway) - 京津線 (Keishin line)

   京阪三条 (Keihan-Sanjō) - 大津 (Ōtsu) [Local service]
   京阪三条 (Keihan-Sanjō) - 大津 (Ōtsu) - 石山寺 (Ishiyamadera) [Express Keihan-Sanjō - Ōtsu]
   坂本 (Sakamoto) - 大津 (Ōtsu) - 石山寺 (Ishiyamadera)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Municipal tramway: 24 km.
  • Keifuku line: 11 km.
  • Keihan (Keishin) line: 25 km.


HISTORY

  • Municipal tramway: 1 Feb. 1895 - 30 Sept. 1978. (Narrow gauge [Line 10 - Kitano tramway]: till 31 July 1961)
  • Keifuku line: 1910 - today.
  • Keihan (Keishin) line: 1912 - today.
  • Subway: 29 May 1981 - today

GAUGE

  • Municipal tramway: 1435 mm. (Line 10 [Kitano tramway] until 31 July 1961: 1067 mm.)
  • Keifuku line: 1435 mm.
  • Keihan (Keishin) line: 1435 mm.
  • Subway: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Demery, L.W., Forty, R., DeGroote, R. and Higgins, J.W. Electric railways of Japan - Vol.2: Central Japan. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1985.
  • Forty, R. and Higgins, J.W. "Japan today (Part 5: Osaka and Kyoto)", Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, Nov. 1977 (40:479), p.376-387.
  • 原口隆行 (Haraguchi, T.) 日本の路面電車 I (Japan's Street Railways, Pt.I) Tokyo: JTB, 2000.
  • 沖中忠順、福田静二 (Okinaka, T. & Fukuda, S.) 京都市電が走った街今昔 (Kyoto city tramways - Yesterday and today). Tokyo: JTB, 2000.

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