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The Kobe Municipal Subway (神戸市営地下鉄, Kōbe-shiei chikatetsu) is a rapid transit system in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Like other large Japanese cities, Kobe's subway system is heavily complemented by suburban rail. In addition, two people mover lines also serve the Kobe area: the Port Island Line and the Rokko Island Line.

Construction of the first line of the subway system, the Seishin Line, began on November 25, 1971. The line opened on March 13, 1977, running for 5.7 km (3.5 mi) between Myōdani and Shin-Nagata stations. A second line, the Yamate Line, opened on June 17, 1983, running for 4.3 km (2.7 mi) between Shin-Nagata and Ōkurayama stations. On June 18, 1985, the Yamate Line was extended to Shin-Kobe and the Seishin Line was extended to Gakuen-toshi. When the final stage of the Seishin Line, an extension to Seishin-Chuo, opened on March 18, 1987, the Seishin Line and the Yamate Line were merged into the Seishin-Yamate Line.

The Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway opened the 7.5 km (4.7 mi) Hokushin Line extension between Shin-Kobe and Tanigami on April 2, 1988; services on the Hokushin Line have through service onto the Seishin-Yamate Line.

On January 17, 1995, the Seishin-Yamate Line was damaged in the Great Hanshin earthquake. The day after the earthquake, limited services resumed between Seishin-Chuo and Itayado; full service was restored to the entire line in March 1995 after repairs were completed.

On July 7, 2001, the 7.9 km (4.9 mi) long Kaigan Line opened between Sannomiya-hanadokeimae and Shin-Nagata.

On June 1, 2020, Hokushin-Line belong to Kobe Municipal Subway.


MAPLINE routes

Kobe City introduced the city system in 1889 (Meiji 22). At that time, its population was 134,704 people, and its area was 21.28 square kilometers, but thanks to the development of the city and the merger with several nearby municipalities, it now has 1,490,834 inhabitants and an area of ​​544.56 square kilometers. kilometers (January 1, 1992). Among them, about 75% of the total population is concentrated in the established urban area, which is about 30% of the area of ​​the city. In addition, when looking at the ratio of seniors aged 65 and over according to the 1990 census (Heisei 2), the national average is 12.0%, while in Kobe city it is 11.5%.

Kobe, with a population of 1.5 million, is located near Osaka in the Kansai region of central Japan. Apart from two municipal metro lines, Kobe boasts two transportation systems serving the artificial islands in the port area. Kobe is connected to Osaka by the JR West Railroad, as well as the local railways of Hankyu and Hanshin.

[Kobe Metro] Kobe Subway / Subway in Kobe, JAPAN
This is a collection of videos about the Kobe Municipal Metro. Introducing the 1000, 2000, 3000 on the Seijin / Yamate Line, 5000 on the Shoreline and the 7000 Series on the Hokushin Kyuko Line.
In 2018, the 6000 series was introduced as a new type of rolling stock on the Seishin-Yamate line.