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Minatomirai Line

The , commonly known as the , is a subway line of the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company connecting Yokohama Station to Yokohama Chinatown through the Minato Mirai 21 development.

Service

Fares on the line range from ¥180 to ¥200. With the exception of the first early-morning train which departs from Yokohama, all Minatomirai Line trains inter-run with the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line, and most offer direct service to/from Shibuya Station. Limited express trains from Shibuya Station to Motomachi-Chūkagai Station take a minimum of 33 minutes.

On special occasions, typically around holidays, the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Namboku Line operate special , formerly known as , direct through services to the Minatomirai Line. From 2012, the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will also inter-run to/from the Minatomirai Line.

Although the Minatomirai Line runs entirely underground, it is separate from the Yokohama Municipal Subway, which is operated by the Yokohama City Transportation Bureau.

Stations

Station Name

Local
各停

Express
急行

Commuter Express
通勤特急

Limited Express
特急

Transfers
Continues to/from Tōkyū Tōyoko Line, through service to Shibuya Station
Yokohama Station
X
X
X
X
Tōkyū Tōyoko Line (through service to Shibuya Station)
Tōkaidō Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Keikyū Main Line, Sagami Railway Main Line, Yokohama City Subway Line 3
Shin-Takashima Station
X




Minato Mirai Station
X
X
X
X

Bashamichi Station
X
X
X


Nihon-ōdōri Station
(Kenchō-Ōsanbashi)
X
X
X


Motomachi-Chūkagai Station
(Yamashita-kōen)
X
X
X
X

History

Construction of the line started in 1993, but due to the need to extensively rework Yokohama station and other difficulties, it took 11 years and 260 billion yen (2.5 billion USD) to complete the line. The line was finally opened to the public on February 1, 2004.

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