THE GS TRAM SITE

京都 - KYŌTO

日本 - JAPAN

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16 Jan. 2008

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The Kyōto light rail and subway system after the latest extension of the subway system.




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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Kyoto tram map 2008



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ROUTES

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

SUBWAY ROUTES

Ka Karasuma (烏丸) Line 竹田 (Takeda) - 京都駅前 (Kyōto Station) - 烏丸御池 (Karasuma Oike) - 国際会館 (Kokusaikaikan)
To Tōzai (東西) Line 太秦天神川 (Uzumasa-Tenjingawa) - 二条 (Nijō) - 烏丸御池 (Karasuma Oike) - 三条 (Sanjō) - 御陵 (Misasagi) - 六地蔵 (Rokujizō)

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)

   大津 (Ōtsu) - 御陵 (Misasagi) [Most services continue in the Tōzai underground service to downtown Kyoto and beyond]
   坂本 (Sakamoto) - 大津 (Ōtsu) - 石山寺 (Ishiyamadera)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Keifuku line: 11 km.
  • Keihan (Keishin) line: 22 km.
  • Subway: 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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