Mid Suji Line

Mid Suji Line

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mid suji Line is one of the Osaka Municipal Subway lines, the rapid transit system in Osaka City, Japan. Constructed under Mid suji, a north-south major street, the line is the oldest line of the Osaka subway system and the second oldest in Japan, following the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. North of Nakatsu it runs above ground in the median of Shin-mid suji, an elevated freeway. The section between Senri-ch and Esaka is owned and operated by Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway, but is seamless to the passengers except with respect to fare calculations. The Mid suji Line was the first subway line in Osaka and the first government-operated subway line in Japan. Its construction was partly an effort to give work to the many unemployed people in Osaka during the early 1930s. The initial tunnel from Umeda to Shinsaibashi, dug entirely by hand, opened in 1933 after being initially plagued by cave-ins and water leakage caused by the poor composition of the earth below northern Osaka and the equally poor engineering skills of the work crew. The first cars were hauled onto the line by manpower and pack animals from the National Railway tracks near Umeda.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135967088
  • 9786135967081