HISTORY OF THE HIROSHIMA METRO
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Hiroshima New Transit Line 1 (広島新交通1号線, Hiroshima Shin Kōtsū 1-gō-sen), also known as the Astram Line (アストラムライン, Asutoramurain), is a rubber-tired transit system operated by Hiroshima Rapid Transit in Hiroshima, Japan. Astram opened August 20, 1994, for the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima. The line connects central Hiroshima and Hiroshima Big Arch, which was the main stadium of the Asian Games. On March 14, 2015, a new station, Shin-Hakushima, opened to make a new connection between the Astram Line and JR lines.
Plans to build a new transit system linking the city centre of Hiroshima with the suburban area to the northwest were first proposed in July 1977.
The third-sector Hiroshima Rapid Transit was founded in 1987, funded primarily by the city of Hiroshima. Groundbreaking for the rapid transit line project began on February 28, 1989, and construction would continue over a five-year period. However, on March 14, 1991, 15 people were killed when a girder collapsed on a section of the line's elevated viaduct near the Kamiyasu station's construction site. The line opened for revenue service on August 20, 1994.
When the line originally opened in 1994, it had 21 stations, of which Ōmachi provided the line's only transfer with a JR West line (the Kabe Line). On March 14, 2015, Shin-Hakushima opened as an infill station between Hakushima and Jōhoku in order to provide a transfer point with the Sanyo Main Line.
We will be driving the Sanfrecce tram in the 2021 season!
drive the Sanfrecce tram with the 2021 slogan changed to packaging.
Please use it when you go to support Sanfrecce!
Hiroshima - 1.2 million inhabitants
- Monorail system with rubber tires
- 18.4 km (1.9 km underground in the city center)
- 22 stations (3 underground stations with screen doors, 18 overhead stations)
- opened on August 20, 1994 - Hondori - Koiki-koen-mae
- March 14, 2015 - Added Shin-Hakushima Station