Sapporo Subway

Sapporo Metro: General Information

The Sapporo Subway (Sapporo-shi-Chikatetsu) is the fourth Japanese subway and it was naugurated in 1971, in time for the Winter Olympics 1972. It was the first metro in the world to use a central rail guide wheels with neumatic system that makes it the most silent and clean underground in the world. It is operated by the Sapporo City Bureau.

Currently the system has three metro lines, Namboku, Tozai and Toho, with a length of 48 kms and 49 stations and an influx of about 210 millions travelers per year. Sapporo public transport also counts with a tram line 8.5 km long serving southwest of the city and crosses the Susukino subway and a bus line.

Sapporo Metro Lines

The Sapporo Metro network consists of 3 lines with 48 km long and 49 stations.

  • Namboku Line or Green Line, was inaugurated in 1971, runs from Makomanai to Asabu, north to south of the city. It has a length of 14.3 km and 16 stations. Its stations carry the letter N followed by a number.
  • Tozai Line Orange Line, was inaugurated in 1976 with the passage from Shin Sapporo until Miyanosawa, from east to west. It has 20.1 km and 19 stations. The stations are represented by the letter T followed by a number.
  • Toho Line, Blue Line, was inaugurated in 1988, with a north to south route. After successive extensions were reached currents 13.6 Km of length and 14 stations. It runs from Sakaemachi to Fukuzumi Station and this line runs parallel to Nanboku Line in the center of the city.

At the moment there are no plans for new lines or extensions.

Most important stations:

The subway Central Station is the Odori.

In Odori and Susukino stations there is tram connection from outside.

Opening Hours

The metro is open from 06:15 a.m until 24:00 hours.

Frequency Step

Trains run every 3-4 minutes during the morning rush hour, every 5 minutes during the evening rush hours and every 5-7 minutes during the rest othe day.

Fares and Tickets

The single ticket prices vary from ¥ 200 to ¥ 360, depending on the distance traveled. The day passes and discounted passes can be purchased at vending machines.

  • "With You Card" is a prepaid card that can be used for routes within the city by metro, tram and bus offered by JR Hokkaido Bus, Chuo Bus and Jotetsu Bus. There are five options: ¥ 1,000, from ¥ 3,000, for ¥ 5,000 and 10,000 yen for adults and ¥ 1,000 for children. All cards can be purchased at vending machines.
  • 1 Day Card offers unlimited travel on the metro, tram and bus regular city routes operated by Chuo Bus, JR Hokkaido and Jotetsu Bus companies on the day of purchase. The price is ¥ 1000 yen for adults and ¥ 500 for children. There is also a card only for one day on the subway and costs ¥ 800 for adults and ¥ 400 for children. The cards can be purchased at ticket machines and station offices.
  • Donichika-Ticket is the same as the One day card for metro but only for use on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It costs ¥ 500 for adults and ¥ 250 for children, and can be purchased at the ticket machines and station offices.

Sapporo Subway Map pl

Airport

New Chitose International Airport serves the Sapporo metropolitan area and is located five kilometers from the city of Chitose.

New Chitose International Airport can be reached by JR Hokkaido Chitose line. Fast trains operate to and from Sapporo Station (Sapporo Station is the starting and ending point for the express JR Hokkaido) and the journey takes between 36-39 minutes and costs ¥ 1040.

Kuala Lumpur Metro

Kuala Lumpur metro lines are classified into different categories: the light rail transit, the commuter rails and the monorail. Although they call the metro "light rail" metro network is fully independent. So on, we will describe the two "light rail-metro" lines and the mono rail line. The three lines are operated by two different companies, Rapid KL and KL Monorail.

Kula Lumpur Metro Lines

Currently there are three lines:

  • LRT 1 AMPANG LINE, formerly known as STAR (Transit System Aliran Ringan). It is an elevated metro system.Construction began in 1993 and was developed in the following stages:
    • Dec 1996 stretch Sultan Ismail – Ampang (12 km)
    • July 1998 stretch Chan Sow Lin – Sri Petaling (southern branch)
    • Dec 1998 the northern branch to Sentul Timur

    The total lenght os this line is 27 kms, with 25 stations, 17 at the street level and y 8 elevated. Of this 27 kms, a total of 17.6 kms of track are without level crossings and 9.4kms of tracks are elevated between Sultan Ismail and Rakyat square.
    Trains can run at a maximun of 70 kms per hour although the average speed is 35 kms per hour. All the cars have air conditioning and in its first year of operations, 1999 transported 26 millions travellers.Operated by RAPID KL.

  • LRT 2 KELANA LINE; it is a 29 kms line with 23 stations. It is mostly an elevated metro, with a 4.4 kms underground section between  Masjid Jamek y Ampang Park.

    It was developed in the following stages:

    • Sept 1998 stretch Kelana-Jaya – Pasar Seni (14.1 km)
    • June  1999 stretch Pasar Seni – Terminal Putra (now called Gombak) (14.9 km)
    • April 2001 oppened KL Sentral station.
    • Dec 2010 it was added Sri Rampai station.
    • Operated since 2004 by RAPID KL, is one of the longest driverless metro systems in the world and has got a fleet of 35 air conditioned cars transporting around 35 million passengers per year.All stations are accesible for wheelchairs and have toilets and screen doors in the platforms in all the underground stations. Information is also given in english.

  • LRT 3 PRT MONORAIL LINE
    It is an elevated monorail line wich began its construction in 1997. The initial section of the line by the north is 8.6 kms long with 11 stations, from Titiwangsa – KL Sentral.
    Driver trains run every 2-5 minutes at peak hour. The stations are built 10 metres above the ground and distance between stations vary from 600 to 1000 metres. Link with the existing LRT lines and it is operated by KL Monorail.

Kuala Lumpur Public Transport

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro starts at 06.00 a.m and the last one will depend on the line. Generally between 23.30 y las 24.00. To make consultations per line check here: http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/operating-hours.
Note: On holidays the last train leaves 30 minutes earlier and frequency of the trains is smaller.

Frequency Step

It varies from a line to another, depending on the day of the week, if it is rush hour, normal hour or night time. F.e; for the Kelana Jaya line it varies from 4 minutes in peak hour to 6 minutes in normal hours, and every 14 minutes from 22.00 hours till the closing. On Fridays and Saturdays there are more hours considered peak hours so frequency is bigger. Holidays frequency is smaller.

Tickets and Fares

Single Metro Ticket:

It works with tokens that can be purchased in the vending machines located at LRT and Monorail stations. Válids for a single trip only in the Ampang, Kelana. and monorrail lines. They have to be used the same day of the purchase.

My Rapid Card

There is a rechargeable card called MY RAPID CARD that allows holders the access to the trains without making queues.The card is passed when you enter and when you leave the station and discounts the amount of the trip. Válid in the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Lines, as well as Monorail Lins. Can be purchased at LTR stations and Monorail Line Station and card price is MR20.

There are reduced tickets for people over 60 years, but only aplicated for Malasyan citizens. Similarly for other disabilities.

Airport

Kuala Lumpur is very well connected to the city center and also with the neighboring towns throught two train services: KLIA Transit Y KLIA Ekspress.

KLIA Transit are commuted trains with three quick stops in intermediate stations that run with a frequency of 30 minutes and take 35 minutes to make the transfer KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) -KL Sentral.

First service to the airport from KL Sentral starts at 04.33a.m and the last is at 00.03 a.m, and in the inverse direction KLIA to KL Sentral starts at 05.52 a.m the first service and at 01:03 a.m.the last one.

KLIA Ekspress operate every 15 minutes in the rush hour and every 20 minutes the rest of the time. The first train from the city center (KL Sentral) to the airport (KLIA) starts at 5.00am and the last at 00.30am. In the reverse direction, last train from KLIA is at 01:00a.m.. It circulates at a top speed of 160 kms per hour and the journey takes 28 minutes.No intermediate stops.

The fare for the adult ticket is RM35, and RM15 for children for both the service transit nor ekspress. Tickets are sold in stations.

Singapure Metro, MRT

Getting around Singapore is easy with the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). MRT is a modern system and covers almost all the interesting city areas for tourists.

Singapure’s Subway Lines, MRT

The SMRT has 4 lines:

North-South Line (Red Line or NS): Goes from Marina Bay Station to Jurong east via station Forests.
It has 25 stations and 44 kms long.

East-West Line (Green Line or EW): Goes from station Pasir Ris to Joo Koon. There are 35 stations and 43 kms.

Linea NE (North East Line, Purple): Communicate Punggol with HarboutFront. It has 16 stations and 20 kms.

Circular Line: CC (Circle Line, Yellow): it goes from Dhoby Ghaut Station to Marymount. It has 31 stations and 36 kms.

Important:

It’s not allowed to smoke, eat, drink, introduce flammable, …

Singapore MRT and LRT System Map

Schedule

The hours of operation are from 5:30 am to 00:30 pm.
Frequency: 2.5 to 8 minutes depending on the line and time of day.

Price

Fares range from 1 to 3SGD way.

Saving on the Metro of Singapore: by the EZ-Link card or the Singapore Tourist Pass.

Adana Metro

Adana is one of the largest and most populated cities in Turkey (population about 1,5M).
Adana Metro is a light metro line, known in the local language as Adana Metrosu.
It’s been under construction for about 20 years. Beginning of construction was in 1988. In March 2009 some
services were opened for what we understand it was a test of the system and after a little period Metrosu
was closed to be opened definitely in May 2010 with all metro sections fully operative.

Adana metro is a rapid transist with only one line and 13 stations that crosses Adana from North
to South along 13,9 kms. In some sections of the way, metrosu circulates underground, some others elevated and some others at ground level.

There is planned another line extension in the North East that will add 9,3 more kilometers to the system and 7 new stations.
They are also planning to reuse some old railway to expand the system with connections to a suburban rail.

  • Known as: Metrosu
  • Numbers of lines: 1
  • Number of stations: 13 (20 after the extension)
  • Length: 13,9 kms (23,2 after the extension)
  • Passengers/day: 21600 (per hour/per direction)
  • Operator: Adana Metropolitan Municipality
  • http://www.adana.bel.tr/metro.html
  • Max Speed: 80kms/hour

Adana Metro Lines and Stations

Journey Time is around 15-21 minutes.
Stations: Hastane, Anadolu Lisesi, Huzurevi, Mavi Bulvar, Yurt, Yeşilyurt, Fatih, Vilayet, İstiklal, Kocavezir, Hürriyet, Cumhuriyet, Akıncılar

Adana Metro: Hours of operation

6:00 to 21:00 from monday to saturday.

Frecuency:

10 minutes in peak hours and 15 minutes rest of the time.

Another Adana Metro Map

Adana Metro Map
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Fares and tickets

  • Single ticket: 2TL
  • 2 Single tickets: 3.30TL
  • 4 Single tickets: 6.10TL

The also exists a smart card for 5TL, Kentkart, that reduce the price of the trips.
Children until the age of 6 years can use the system for free.

The Astram Line – Hiroshima

The Astram Line is an automated guideway transit line in the big town of Hiroshima (1.2 million inhabitants). Operational since August 8th 1994, it includes 22 stations (3 underground and the rest above) and stretches over 18.4km. Originally opened to manage the tourists for the Asian games held in Hiroshima, it has now become one of the most popular transportation methods linking some of the most popular spots for tourists.

Metro in Hiroshima

Hiroshima’s Astram Line is a rubbertiered system that connects Hiroshima city-center with its outskirts passing via residential towns.

Astram Line and Stations

This single line system has amongst its 22 stations many popular stops for tourists (and is great for sight seeing) such as the Hondori station that is close to the Hiroshima peace memorial and its Park. The ruin is a world heritage site and a memorial for the people who were killed during the atomic bomb. The Johiku and the Kencho station next to the Hiroshima Castle, a national treasure, in the center of Hiroshima.

Fancy a stop by Hiroshima’s Zoological Park you’ll see giraffes, African elephants, pandas, tigers and many other animals. Kamiyacho station is right next door. Chokaku station permits an easy access to Hiroshima City transport Museum, where you can find interesting exhibits, interactive models, and even test crazy bicycles.
And of course the terminal Kaki-KoenMae steps away from Big Arch stadium. The stadium hosted most of the game’s in 1994 and is today is the home ground for the Japanese professional football league Team “Sanfrecce”.

List of stations

Hondori, Kencho-mae, Johoku, Shin-Hakushima, Hakushima, Ushita, Fudoin-mae, Gion-shinbashikita, Nishihara, Nakasuji, Furuichi, Omachi, Bishamondai, Yasuhigashi, Kamiyasu, Takatori, Chorakuji, Tomo, Obara, Tomo-chuo, Ozuka, Koiki-koen-mae

Astram Line time schedule and frequency

The line operate every day from 6:00 am until 00:00 am midnight. The minimum headway is 2 min and 30 secs.

Fares and tickets

You can buy your ticket at a vending machine and then pass it at the gate, as simple as that. There are two types of tickets on sale “normal” and “regular” fare. There are special prices for children under 10 and also for groups.

There´s also a 1-Day Ticket that lets you ride the Astram Line unlimited. The price is 900 yen for adults, 450 yen for children. It’s available for sale at every station.

Expansions & connections:

On March 14th, 2015 the Shin-Hakushima station was added connecting the Astram line with the JR Lines. And a future expansion west in been planned. The Astram line is very practical for tourists and getting round, linked to many bus systems (Hiroden bus; Hiroshima bus; Geiyo bus; Hiroshimao Kotsu and Chugoku JR bus). But the line is also connected to other railway organizations (Hiroshima Electric Railway and West Japan Railway Company).

Interesting facts:

The lowest station on the Astram line in 11.4m underground! It is the Hondōri Station. And you’re sure not to miss the train, because on arrival music is played and the train honks when it comes to a stop.

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