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ROUTES

Operator: 広島電鉄株式会社 (Hiroshima Electric Railway)

TRAM ROUTES

  1 広島駅 (Hiroshima Station) – 八丁堀 (Hatchōbori) – 紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West) – 皆実町 (Minamimachi) – 広島港 (Hiroshima Harbour)
  2 広島駅 (Hiroshima Station) – 八丁堀 (Hatchōbori) – 紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West) – 原爆ドーム前 (Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome) – 十日市町 (Tōkaichi-machi) – 土橋 (Dobashi) – 西広島駅 (Hiroshima West Station) – 広電宮島口 (Hiroden-Miyajima-guchi)
  3 広島港 (Hiroshima Harbour) – 皆実町 (Minamimachi) – 紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West) – 原爆ドーム前 (Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome) – 十日市町 (Tōkaichi-machi) – 土橋 (Dobashi) – 西広島駅 (Hiroshima West Station)
  5 広島駅 (Hiroshima Station) – 皆実町 (Minamimachi) – 広島港 (Hiroshima Harbour)
  6 広島駅 (Hiroshima Station) – 八丁堀 (Hatchōbori) – 紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West) – 原爆ドーム前 (Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome) – 十日市町 (Tōkaichi-machi) – 土橋 (Dobashi) – 江波 (Eba)
  7 広島港 (Hiroshima Harbour) – 皆実町 (Minamimachi) – 紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West) – 原爆ドーム前 (Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome) – 十日市町 (Tōkaichi-machi) – 横川駅 (Yokogawa Station)
  8 横川駅 (Yokogawa Station) – 十日市町 (Tōkaichi-machi) – 土橋 (Dobashi) – 江波 (Eba)
  9 八丁堀 (Hatchōbori) – 白島 (Hakushima)

ELEVATED LRT LINE

Operator: 広島高速交通株式会社 (Hiroshima Rapid Transit)

   紙屋町東 (Kamiyachō-West – 白島 (Hakushima) – 広域公園前 (Kōiki-kōen-mae)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: 35 km. (of which, original interurban line, now part of line 2: 16 km.)
  • Elevated rapid transit (Astram line): 18.4 km.


HISTORY

  • Municipal tramway: 23 Nov. 1912 - today.
  • Interurban tramway (Miyajima line, later integrated into the municipal system): 22 Aug. 1922 - today.
  • Elevated rapid transit (Astram line): 8 Aug. 1994 - today.

GAUGE

  • Municipal tramway: 1435 mm.
  • Interurban tramway (later integrated into the municipal system): 1435 mm.
  • Elevated rapid transit (Astram line): Automated guideway line

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Demery, L.W., Forty, R., De Groote, R. and Higgins, J.W. Electric railways of Japan - Vol.3: Western Japan. Gloucester (England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1997.
  • Forty, R. and Higgins, J.W. "Japan today (Part 4: Honshu's western outposts)", Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, May. 1977 (40:473), p.160-166.
  • 原口隆行 (Haraguchi, T.) 日本の路面電車 I (Japan's Street Railways, Pt.I). Tokyo: JTB, 2000.
  • 長船友則 (Osafune,T.) 広電が走る街・今昔 (The city where the Hiroshima Electric Railway runs - Past and present). Tokyo: JTB, 2005.
  • Suffolk, D. "Hatching phoenix eggs: Hiroshima leads the way in Japanese LRT development". In: Light Rail Review 3. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 2001 [p.65-66].

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