Opened 1971. Three-line rubber-tyred transit network serving 46 stations.

The north-south Namboku (Green) line opened on December 16, 1971 from Makomanai north to Kita nijuyo-jo (12·1 km, 14 stations). It was the world’s first metro line to use rubber-tyred rolling stock with a central guideway. The line was extended north to Asabu in 1978 (2·2 km, 2 stations).

The northwest-southeast Tozai (Orange) line between Kotoni and Shiroishi followed on June 10, 1976 (9·9 km, 11 stations), and was extended further east to Shin Sapporo in 1982 (7.4 km, 6 stations), and northwest to Miyanosawa in February 1999 (2·8 km, 2 stations).

The second north-south route, Toho (Blue) line, opened from Sakaemachi to Hosui-Susukino in December 1988 (8·1 km, 9 stations), extended southeast to Fukuzumi in October 1994 (5·5 km, 5 stations).

The city also operates a short city centre streetcar loop as metro feeder, completed December 20, 2015 (9 km, 24 stops).

Address
Higashi 2-4-1 Oyachi
Atsubetsu-ku
Sapporo 004-8555
Japan
Phone
+81 11 896 2708
Fax
+81 11 896 2790
Email
st.eigyo@city.sapporo.jp
Website
www.city.sapporo.jp/st
 

Traffic

Passenger journeys
229·7 million
Information year
2018
 

Network data

Metro - Namboku (Green) line

Gauge
rubber-tyres on roll way / central guide rail
Length
14·3 km
Electrification
14·3 km - 750 V DC central guiderail

Metro - Tozai (Orange) & Toho (Blue) lines

Gauge
rubber-tyres on roll way / central guide rail
Length
33·7 km
Electrification
33·7 km - 1·5 kV DC overhead
Rolling stock
368 Metro cars (total fleet, all lines)

Tramway

Gauge
1067 mm
Length
9 km
Electrification
9 km - 600 V DC
Rolling stock
33 LRV/tram cars

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