Yokohama Municipal Subway
The subway Yokohama (Japanese横 浜 市 営 地下 鉄, Yokohama - shiei chikatetsu, GV Urban subway Yokohama ) is the metro system of the Japanese city of Yokohama. The construction of the first line was started in 1963.
Line 1 and 3 ( Blue Line ,ブルー ライン)
Originally two separate lines were planned, the line 1 with the final stops Shonandai and Kannai and line 3 with the final stops Kannai and Azamino. Today, the trains run continuously between Shonandai and Azamino. The two lines form the second longest metro line in Japan after the Oedo Line Toei subway in Tokyo with a total length of 40.4 km. The track gauge is 1,435 mm ( standard gauge ) and the power supply of 750 V via a third rail. An extension of Line 3 of the current terminus Azamino is planned. With the completion is not expected before 2015.
The project for the planned route of Kanagawa Shinmachi after Byobugaura is currently stopped.
Line 4 ( Green Line ,グリーン ライン)
Line 4 extends from Hiyoshi by Nakayama and forms the first part of the planned Yokohama - ring line. It was opened on March 30, 2008.
Minatomirai - line
Opened in 2004, Minatomirai line connects the railway station with Yokohama Chinatown and extends through the urban development area Minato Mirai 21 However, it is not used as the other lines by the Municipal Office for public transport, but by the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company. For this reason, it is generally not considered part of the subway Yokohama, although it runs completely underground.