Tokyo_Metro_Hibiya_Line

Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

The is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. Its color on maps is grey. Stations on the Hibiya Line carry the letter H followed by a number.

The Tōkyō Metro 03 series run on the Hibiya Line. Its trains interoperate with the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line from Naka-Meguro Station and with the Tōbu Isesaki Line from Kita-Senju Station.

Development

The Hibiya Line was the third subway line built in Tokyo, after the Ginza Line and Marunouchi Line.

Its basic plan was drawn up by a Ministry of Transportation committee in 1957. Called Line 2 at the time, it was designed to connect Naka-Meguro in southwest Tokyo with Kita-Koshigaya in the northeast. The full northeastern extension of the line was never built, as the Tobu Railway upgraded to quadruple track within the same corridor to meet capacity demands.

The line's path is somewhat similar to that of the Ginza Line: however, the Hibiya Line was designed to serve a number of important districts which were not on either of the existing lines, such as Ebisu, Roppongi, Tsukiji, Kayabachō and Senju.

Work began in 1959. The line opened in stages: the northern section, between Kita-Senju and Ningyochō, was operational in May 1962, and the southern section, between Naka-Meguro and Kasumigaseki, opened in March 1964. The final segment, bridging Higashi-Ginza and Kasumigaseki, opened on August 29, 1964, just weeks before the opening ceremony for the 1964 Summer Olympics. This was something of a coup for the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (the predecessor of today's Tokyo Metro), as the Toei Asakusa Line, which was also to be completed in time for the Olympics, fell behind schedule and remained under construction for the duration of the Games. The Hibiya Line was one of the lines targeted in the 1995 Aum sarin gas attack.

The line was named after Hibiya Park, which it passes underneath.

Stations

Station
Number
Name Japanese Transfers Location
(Ward)
H-01
Naka-Meguro 中目黒 Tokyu Corporation: Tōyoko Line (through service for Kikuna) Meguro
H-02
Ebisu 恵比寿 JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Shibuya
H-03
Hiroo 広尾 Minato
H-04
Roppongi 六本木 Toei: Ōedo Line(E-23)
H-05
Kamiyachō 神谷町
H-06
Kasumigaseki 霞ヶ関 Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line(M-15), Chiyoda Line(C-08) Chiyoda
H-07
Hibiya 日比谷 Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line(C-09), Yūrakuchō Line (Yūrakuchō:Y-18)
Toei: Mita Line(I-08)
JR East: Yamanote Line (Yūrakuchō), Keihin-Tōhoku Line (Yūrakuchō)
H-08
Ginza 銀座 Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line(M-16) Chūō
H-09
Higashi-Ginza 東銀座 Toei: Asakusa Line(A-11)
H-10
Tsukiji 築地
H-11
Hatchōbori 八丁堀 JR East: Keiyō Line
H-12
Kayabachō 茅場町 Tokyo Metro: Tōzai Line(T-11)
H-13
Ningyōchō 人形町 Toei: Asakusa Line(A-14)
H-14
Kodenmachō 小伝馬町
H-15
Akihabara 秋葉原 JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Chūō Sōbu Line
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company: Tsukuba Express Line(01)
Chiyoda
H-16
Nakaokachimachi 仲御徒町 Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (Ueno-Hirokōji:G-15)
Toei: Ōedo Line (Ueno-Okachimachi:E-09)
JR East: Yamanote Line (Okachimachi), Keihin-Tōhoku Line (Okachimachi)
Taitō
H-17
Ueno 上野 Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line(G-16)
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen, Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, Jōban Line (Rapid), Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Keisei Electric Railway: Main Line (Keisei-Ueno)
H-18
Iriya 入谷
H-19
Minowa 三ノ輪 Toei: Arakawa Line (Minowabashi)
H-20
Minami-Senju 南千住 JR East: Jōban Line (Rapid)
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company: Tsukuba Express Line
Arakawa
H-21
Kita-Senju 北千住 Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line
JR East: Jōban Line (Rapid)
Tobu Railway: Isesaki Line (through service for Tōbu Dōbutsu Kōen Station)
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company: Tsukuba Express Line
Adachi

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