Plarail – Midosuji Line

I used to ride Midosuji Line every morning to get to work (at Royal Kids) in Yotsubashi, Osaka. It’s awesome having a piece of our life in Japan in our toy collection.

Plarail - Midosuji Line

Midosuji Line

Name: Midosuji Line
Takara Tomy Name: ライト付大阪市営地下鉄御堂筋線21系
Power Source: 1xC Alkaline Battery
Manufacturer Number: 4904810763987
Release Date: 2008-05-22
Features: detachable cars
Service Type: Passenger

Plarail - Midosuji Line

Plarail Midosuji Line

In real life…


The Midōsuji Line (御堂筋線 Midōsuji-sen) is a rapid transit line in Osaka, Japan, operated by the Osaka Municipal Subway. Constructed under Midōsuji, a major north-south street, it is the oldest line in the Osaka subway system and the second oldest in Japan, following the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Its official name is Rapid Electric Tramway Line No. 1 (高速電気軌道第1号線), while the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau refers to it as Osaka City Rapid Railway Line No. 1 (大阪市高速鉄道第1号線), and in MLIT publications it is referred to as Line No. 1 (Midōsuji Line) (1号線(御堂筋線)). On line maps, stations on the Midōsuji Line are indicated with the letter M.

North of Nakatsu it runs above ground in the median of Shin-midōsuji, an elevated freeway.

The section between Senri-chūō and Esaka is owned and operated by Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway (北大阪急行電鉄 Kita Osaka Dentetsu), but is seamless to the passengers except with respect to fare calculations.