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Ichigaya Tramlink

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The Ichigaya Tramlink (Chinese: 市谷电车链接) is a tram system operated by Ichigaya Tramlink Company (Chinese: 市谷伦敦电车连线公司). The onboard announcements are done by Kaoshiung tram enthausiast Leo Xiao (for Chinese) and BBC News reader (and tram enthausiast) Nicholas Owen (for English). The announcement pattern is as follows: 这种电车,路线5是小田原新町。下一站将是北千里。 (Leo Xiao), This tram, route 5 is for Odawara-Shinmachi. The next stop will be Kita-Senri. (Nicholas Owen)

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Lines

Officially, there are 7 lines.

Routes

There are currently twelve tram routes running on the lines shown above.

  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  11 
  •  12 
  •  14 
  • Future

  •  19  will start as a tramway route, replacing bus route 19 by 2023.
  • Routes 1-11

  • 600 series (since 1934)
  • 700 series (since 1937)
  • 800 series (since 1939)
  • 1000 series (since 1943)
  • 2000 series (since 1960)
  • 3000 series (since 1977)
  • 4000 series (since 1978)
  • 5000 series (since 1980)
  • 7000 series (since 1998)
  • 8000 series (since 2007)
  • 9000 series (Alstom Citadis, since 2015)
  • Routes 12 and 14

  • 650 series (since 1935)
  • 6050 series (Gomaco Trolley Company (Replica Birney Tram), since 2016)
  • 9050 series (Urbos, since 2014)
  • History

    The history begins with the horsecar opened in 1902. Electric trams started in 1914. By 1931, it got 23 tram routes:

    1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 15A, 20, 22

    In 1998 the company name, Ichigaya Tramlink Company, took over Ichigaya Corporation Tramways.

    Past Routes

    The routes U, 4, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 9A, 13, 15, 16 and 19 were no longer in use.

  • Route U existed from 1991 to 2001.
  • Route  4  (and 4A) existed from 1926 to 1943, when the route was destroyed by war.
  • The A-suffixed routes, 5A, 6A, 7A and 9A are used for the winter, weekday and holiday service. Introduced in 1904 but later it become discontinued by 1939 due to the war.
  • Route  13  existed from 1947 to 2007.
  • Route  15  existed from 1922 but discontinued by 1940 due to World War II content involving Nazis. Route 15 was later for use in heritage tramways, along with route 18 in 2012.
  • Route  16  existed from 1942 to 2013, when it was replaced by a bus route.
  • Route 18 was never made because of a bus accident in 1984. So route 15 and 18 are now a heritage tramway routes.
  • Route  19  existed in:
  • Owl's Night
  • Melbourne Cup events but later it was discontinued due to bus accident.
  • References

    Ichigaya Tramlink Wikipedia


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