Kyoto Municipal Subway

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Kyoto Municipal Subway
Kyoto Municipal Subway Logo
Kyoto Municipal Subway Logo
Native name 京都市営地下鉄
Kyōto-shiei chikatetsu
Locale Kyoto, Japan
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 31
Began operation 1981 (1981)
Operator(s) Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
System length 31.2 km (19.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map
Map of Kyoto Municipal Subway

The Kyoto Municipal Subway (京都市営地下鉄, Kyōto-shiei chikatetsu) is the rapid transit network in the city of Kyoto, Japan. It is operated by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau. It has two lines.


The Kyoto Municipal Subway is made up of two lines: the 13.7-kilometer (8.5 mi) long, 15-station Karasuma Line, and the 17.5-kilometer (10.9 mi) long, 17-station Tōzai Line, which together share one interchange station (Karasuma Oike Station):

Color & Icon Mark Name First section
Last ex-
Length Stations
green Subway KyotoKarasuma.png K - Karasuma Line 1981 1997 13.7 km (8.5 mi) 15
- Via trackage rights Kintetsu Kyōto Line 1988[Note 1] 2000 31.0 km (19.3 mi) 22[Note 2]
Kintetsu Nara Line 2000[Note 3] - 4.4 km (2.7 mi) 3[Note 4]
vermilion Subway KyotoTozai.png T - Tōzai Line 1997[Note 5] 2004 8.7 km (5.4 mi) 8
Via trackage rights 1997[Note 6] - 3.4 km (2.1 mi) 3[Note 7]
- 1997[Note 8] - 3.0 km (1.9 mi) 4[Note 9]
- 2008[Note 10] - 2.4 km (1.5 mi) 2[Note 11]
Total 31.2 km (19.4 mi) 31

Rolling stock

Karasuma Line

  • 10 series
  • 3200 series
  • 3220 series

Tozai Line

See also



External links

Media related to Kyoto Subway at Wikimedia Commons

  • Public transport in Kyoto (official website for Subway, etc.) (in English)
  • Network map (to scale)
  • Kyoto Municipal Subway map
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