Sainðaul Metro

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Sainðaul Metro
A Series 200 train in service on the line 3
Overview
Native name安作崎地下鉄
OwnerSainðaul Metro Company (SMC)
LocaleCapital Special Administration District and surroundings
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines17
Daily ridershipIncrease tba
Annual ridershipIncrease tba
HeadquartersKoshorindas Dawi 345, 2-21 Kushidaru-Amiya, Juwon
Website[1]
Operation
Began operation1921
Operator(s)SMC
CharacterMostly underground, with elevated sections
Train length6 to 12 cars
HeadwayPeak hours: 1–5 min.
Off-peak: 5–10 min.
First departure4:45 am
Last arrivalWeekdays: 1:15 am
Fri/Sat: 2:00 am
Technical
System lengthTBD
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Electrification3000 V third rail
Average speed45 km/h
Top speed120 km/h
Network Map
Saindzaul Metro zoomed in.png

The Sainðaul Metro (安作崎地下鉄, Sainðaul Jikaches) is the metro system covering central Sainðaul as well as its metropolitan area, in Izaland. Including the railway network operated by Izarail and other private companies, it makes up one of the most extended urban railway networks in the world. The first railway line, the current line 2, opened in 1921. The current network as of October 2020, consists of 16 lines serving XX stations with an extension of 498,7 kilometers. In this article only the 16 lines operated by Sainðaul Metro Company (SMC) are described, while the network is completed by a handful of other lines operated by the satellite cities (such as Riimibaiken, Onnojaris) and other private railway companies.


History

Development

Plans

As of October 2020, the following lines are being extended:

  • Line 1: extension from Ikashumai Sports Center Station to Yakata (interchange with line 10. - by 2022
  • New Sainnae Direct Link project: a new undersea and underground heavy rail connecting Sakamuso (terminus of the Sainnae Railwat) with Sainðaul Central Station, to create thru services with the Keisabu Line.

Accidents and incidents

  • 1936: Rail derailment between Aguri 2-sa and Anagusa Mukai on line 4, causing 23 victims and 167 injured.
  • 1941: Tunnel collapse during the construction works of the line 6 between Kotoshiruna and Kasakuri.


Lines

Today, the Sainðaul Metro consists of 16 lines identified by different colors: (list to be expanded)

Line Length
(Km)
Opening date Last extension Stations
served
Termini daily ridership
(weekday)
System On the map Details
M1 Sain logo.svg
Line 1
50,7 1923 2022 35 Ikashuni Sports Center - Enikezya Forum 795,000 Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M1 Scheme.svg
M2 Sain logo.svg
Line 2
26,2 1921 2003 18 Naezoto - Mokoba/Hintomaul Heavy Rail
Sain Line 2 new.svg
M3 Sain logo.svg
Line 3
25,1 1926 1936 23 Bibawara - Iyogateri Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M3 scheme.svg
M4 Sain logo.svg
Line 4
18,2 1932 1976 17 Abawauri - Kawaei Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M4 scheme.svg
M5 Sain logo.svg
Line 5
16,1 1938 1988 11 Tsuragoi - Jisahara Heavy Rail
M6 Sain logo.svg
Line 6
19,5 1948 1972 15 Kasakuri - Kōtō Satahappi Heavy Rail
M7 Sain logo.svg
Line 7
26,7 1967 2002 20 Akettun-Shendao - Sakamuso Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M7 scheme.svg
M8 Sain logo.svg
Line 8
24,5 1978 2020 23 Kishagoi - Komayunden Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M8 scheme.svg
M9 Sain logo.svg
Line 9
14,3 1982 2005 12 Teyomuka - Shōryan Daishi Light Metro
M10 Sain logo.svg
Line 10
32,3 1986 1994 25 Shakihori - Osenude Kaihwin Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M10 scheme.svg
M11 Sain logo.svg
Line 11
22,1 1991 1999 18 Itsayuki Tonjo - Shiki-Jisahara 190,000 Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M11 scheme.svg
M12 Sain logo.svg
Line 12
11,4 2003 2015 9 Kayatsori - Tanjānli Light Metro
Saindzaul M12 scheme.svg
M13 Sain logo.svg
Line 13
35,9 2005 2016 25 Asunahama Int'l Airport - Kashimochi 190,000 Heavy Rail
Saindzaul M13 scheme.svg
M14 Sain logo.svg
Line 14
23,3 2012 21 Migawarae - Tanjānli Light Metro
M15 Sain logo.svg
Line 15
33,0 2013 2019 25 Asunahama Int'l Airport - Sakamuso Heavy Rail
M16 Sain logo.svg
Line 16
69,0 2016 2019 52 Kamaishi Kaiyan Kōen - Tsukitonai 1,245,335 Heavy Rail
M17 Sain logo.svg
Line 17
50,0 2016 2019 31 Mewakate-Kippai - Bibantōri 967,228 Heavy Rail

Stations

Sainðaul Metro network stations are built either underground and overground (at grade or elevated), and access to the tracks are regulated by ticket gates. The busiest stations are also usually connected with Izarail railway station complexes with multi-level corridors going through shopping malls and arcades.

As of 2020, nearly the 90% of the stations have platform doors in order to prevent people to fall into the tracks or similar accidents. Lines 3, 4 and 7 still have some stations without them, however SMC plans to complete the installation of them by the end of 2022.

At the same way, the 95% of the stations are totally accessible, with elevator and escalator, and SMC will complete by the first half of the 2020s the upgrade of older stations, mostly on line 1.

Different styles of Sainðaul metro stations.


Network

Technical specifications

The Sainðaul Metro is mostly underground, with some sections on viaduct, and a few at grade. Two lines cross the Tandan Strait, the 15 and 16, sharing tracks on the undersea tunnel section.

The tracks are mostly standard gauge (1,435 mm), while the Line 1, 2 and 3 are in wide gauge (1520 mm). Electric power is supplied by a overhead catenary electrified at 3000 V DC.

Lines 1, 8 and 15 also offer express services, with trains skipping certain stations.

Lines 5, 8, 9 and 15 have direct services to Izarail or other private railways.

Opening hours

The first train leaves each terminus at 04:45. The last train, at 01:15, except on Fridays Saturdays and on nights before a holiday, when the service ends at 02:00. The new line 16, the driverless and longest line of the service, runs no stop during the night with a train every 30 minutes between 2 am and 5 am.

Tickets and fares

Rolling stock

Depots