Chiba Urban Monorail
|Chiba Urban Monorail|
|Operator||Chiba Urban Monorail Co., Ltd|
The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール Chiba Toshi Monorēru?) is a third-sector two-line transportation system. Established March 20, 1979, the system is operated by Chiba Urban Monorail Co., Ltd (千葉都市モノレール株式会社 Chiba Toshi Monorēru Kabushiki-gaisha?), headquartered in Chiba. Investors include Chiba Prefecture and the city of Chiba.
The track totals 15.2 km, giving it the world record for the longest suspended monorail system.
Line 1 connects Chiba Minato Station and Kencho-mae Station with a 3.2 km multiple-track route. Operating at 1500 VDC, trains make four intermediate stops between the terminals.
- Chiba Minato Station (Transfer to JR East Keiyo Line)
- Shiyakusho-mae Station
- Chiba Station (Transfer to JR East Sobu Main Line, Sotobo Line, Line 2)
- Sakae-cho Station
- Yoshikawa-koen Station
- Kencho-mae Station
Various extensions of Line 1 have been proposed, notably a five-station, 3.4-km extension of the line from Kencho-mae to Shiritsu-byoin-mae. However, in 2004 an evaluation committee found that there was no need for the extension, and to the contrary, proposed terminating service on the underused segment from Chiba Station to Kencho-mae. An alternative 2-km extension to Chiba University is currently under consideration.
Line 2 connects Chiba Station and Chishiro-dai Station. Operating at 1500 VDC, trains make 11 intermediate stops on the 12.0 km multiple-track route between the terminals. Nearly all trains enter Line 1 and continue to Chiba Minato Station.
- Chiba Station (Transfer to JR East Sobu Main Line, Sotobo Line, Line 1)
- Chiba-koen Station
- Sakusabe Station
- Tendai Station
- Anagawa Station
- Sports Center Station
- Dobutsu-koen Station
- Mitsuwa-dai Station
- Tsuga Station
- Sakuragi Station
- Ogura-dai Station
- Chishiro-dai Kita Station
- Chishiro-dai Station
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