Table 1:
Tramway, Light Railway and LRT
Africa, Asia, CIS, Eastern Europe and Latin America
名古屋     Nagoya     (version 1, 2012.2)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
Nagoya - Meiden - 1900
JP
@ 261,000
2.2 / 1.4
2.3
1.5 / 1
1.6
1905
 
@ 299,000
2.9 / 1.8
3.1
"
1.6
1910
 
@ 406,000
20.7 / 12.8
14.2
3 / 2
2.1
 
Meiden - 1912
 
@ 435,000
25.0 / 15.5
13.5
3 / 2
1.6
Atsuta - 1912
   
2.3 / 1.4
0.2
1.5 / 1
0.2
Aichi - 1912
   
5.3 / 3.3
0.1
2 / 1
0.06
 
Meiden - 1915
 
@ 389,000
37.5 / 23.2
22.8
3 / 2
1.8
 
Meiden - 1918
 
@ 434,000
38.8 / 24.1
36.789911
3 / 2
2.8
Atsuta - 1918
   
3.9 / 2.4
0.3
1.5 / 1
0.1
Owari - 1918
   
6.0 / 3.7
0.4
2 / 1
0.1
Nakamura - 1918
   
3.1 / 1.9
0.3
1.5 / 1
0.1
Shimo-No-ishiki - 1918
   
6.5 / 4.0
0.6
2 / 1
0.2
Tsukiji - 1918
   
2.3 / 1.4
0.4
1 / 0.5
0.2
 
Meiden - 1920
 
@ 430,000
41.7 / 25.6
58.1
3 / 2
4.2
 
Nagoya shiden - 1926
 
@ 802,000
50.6 / 31.3
99.1
3 / 2
5.9
Owari - 1926
   
6.0 / 3.7
2.0
2 / 1
0.7
Nakamura - 1926
   
3.1 / 1.9
2.5
1.5 / 1
1.2
Shimo-No-ishiki - 1926
   
6.5 / 4.0
1.4
2 / 1
0.4
Tsukiji - 1926
   
7.3 / 4.5
1.2
"
0.3
 
Nagoya shiden - 1930
 
@ 907,000
53.3 / 33.0
68.0
3 / 2
3.8
1932
 
@ 962,000
54.2 / 33.6
60.4
"
3.3
1937
 
@ 1,187,000
83.8 / 52.0
96.7
"
3.4
1940
 
@ 1,328,000
84.5 / 52.4
169.3
4 / 2.5
8.0
1944
 
@ 1,159,000
96.4 / 59.8
280.7
"
11.6
1945
 
@ 598,000
95.0 / 58.9
192.3
"
8.1
1947
 
@ 853,000
99.5 / 61.7
230.8
"
9.3
1950
 
@ 1,031,000
97.5 / 60.4
193.6
"
7.9
1953
 
@ 1,202,000
101.1 / 62.7
231.7
"
9.2
1955
 
@ 1,337,000
102.7 / 63.7
249.5
"
9.7
1960
 
@ 1,592,000
101.4 / 62.9
216.8
"
8.6
1965
 
@ 1,935,000
102.2 / 63.3
183.8
"
7.2
1970
 
@ 2,036,000
77.4 / 48.0
112.7
"
5.8
Key to Symbols:
* = in planning; ** = under construction.
*** = operated for less than 12 months as noted; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
@ = population corresponds with historic data year.
u = population within municipal boundary.
 
Notes
名古屋 Nagoya: The Nagoya local authority was founded at 1889. The land area was 13.34 km2 / 5.1 sq. mi. at that time. The current land area (at 2010) is 326.43 km2 / 125.5 sq. mi.
Operator title: 名古屋電気鉄道 ("Nagoya Electric Railway Company, Ltd.;" 名電 "Meiden") to 1922. 名古屋市電気局 ("Nagoya Municipal Electricity Bureau;" 名古屋市電 "Nagoya shiden") following municipalization, 1922 August 1. Municipal transport undertaking renamed 名古屋市交通局, Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya, from 1945.
Additional details:
 
1900
1905
1912
System length, km / mi
2.1 / 1.3
2.9 / 1.8
25.0 / 15.5
Cars
14
33
135
Passengers / day
5,700
8,500
37,000
Tramway system length peaked at 106.3 km / 65.9 mi at 1959 March 25, when the segment 東山公園 Higashiyama-kōen – 星ヶ丘 Hoshigaoka was opened. Operation of the segment 覚王山 Kakuōzan – 東山公園 Higashiyama-kōen – 星ヶ丘 Hoshigaoka was suspended from 1961 May 14 to permit construction of a metro Higashiyama Line extension. The last tramway extension was opened on 1961 December 1 (but tramway operation Kakuōzan – Hoshigaoka was not restored). Large-scale tramway conversion began during 1967. The last services were closed on 1974 March 30 (closure ceremonies, including free rides for the public, were held on March 31).
The following five tramway undertakings eventually became part of the municipal system:
熱田 Atsuta: Operator title: 熱田電気軌道 ("Atsuta Electric Tramway Company, Ltd."). Located south of the Nagoya business center. Opened 1910 July 15. To Meiden from 1919. Last remaining segment of line built by this company closed 1940 May 27.
Additional details:
 
1912
1918
System length, km / mi
2.3 / 1.4
3.9 / 2.4
Cars
4
4
Passengers / day
600
850
尾張 Owari: Operator title: 愛知馬車鉄道 ("Aichi Horse-Car Railway Company, Ltd.," to 1910);  尾張電気軌道 ("Owari Electric Tramway Company, Ltd.," 1910-1929); 新三河鉄道 ("Shin-Mikawa Railway Company, Ltd.," 1929-1937; Shin = "new").
Located east of the Nagoya business center. Opened 1908 August 31 with horse traction; electrified 1912. Main line extended 千種 Chikusa – 八事 Yagoto. Known locally as 八事電車 "Yagoto Densha" (電車 densha may be translated loosely as "tram").
Additional details:
 
1912
1918
System length, km / mi
5.3 / 3.3
6.0/ 3.7
Cars
18
12
Horses
17
-
Passengers / day
400
1,200
Suburban extension Yagoto – 挙母 Koromo once planned, not built.
Municipalized 1937 March 1. Last remaining segment of line built by this company closed 1974 March 30.
中村 Nakamura: Operator title: 名古屋土地軌道部 ("Nagoya Land Company, Ltd., Tramway Division"). Located west of the Nagoya business center. Opened 1913 October 17. Known locally as 中村電車 "Nakamura Densha." Municipalized 1936 May 24. Last remaining segment of line built by this company closed 1972 February 28.
Additional details:
 
1918
System length, km / mi
3.1 / 1.9
Cars
6
Passengers / day
740
下之一色 Shimo-No-ishiki: Operator title: 下之一色電車軌道 ("Shimo-No-ishiki Densha Tramway Company, Ltd."). Located southwest of the Nagoya business center. Opened 1913 December 21. Known locally as 一色電車 "Ishiki Densha." Municipalized 1937 March 1. Last remaining segment of line built by this company closed 1969 February 19.
Additional details:
 
1918
System length, km / mi
6.5 / 4.0
Cars
4
Passengers / day
1,500
築地 Tsukiji: Operator title: 築地電軌 ("Tsukiji Electric Tram Company, Ltd."). Located southwest of the Nagoya business center. Opened 1917 June 16. Municipalized 1937 March 1. Last remaining segment of line built by this company closed 1971 November 30.
Additional details:
 
1918
System length, km / mi
2.3 / 1.4
Cars
3
Passengers / day
1,000
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