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JRS Photos of the Month February 2024

Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line Kaminagaya Station

The Yokohama subway is overshadowed by its northern neighbour of Tōkyō with its two subway systems. However, the Yokohama subway is vital to Japan’s second-largest city. The system has two lines, the Blue and the Green. The Blue line first opened in 1972, using standard-gauge track with third rail power. The line is currently just over 40km long with 32 stations The Green line opened in 2008 with smaller profile cars, using standard gauge tracks overhead for power, but uses LIMs for propulsion. It is 13 km long with ten stations. Yokohama also has another subway line, MinatoMirai, which is operated by a different company and is not part of the city subway network.

All Photos: Mark Kavanagh, taken 21st March 2018.

Amidst a light dusting of unusually late snow, Car 3506 was seen arriving with a train bound for Azamino.

Car 3326 was seen leading it's train into one of the centre roads. 3326 is a member of the 3000N sub class.

Under a light snowfall, car 3451 stands at Platform 2, bound for Shōnandai.

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