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Yokohama Minatomirai Railway

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Subject: Kodomonokuni Station (Kanagawa), Onda Station, Nagatsuta Station, Yokohama Station, Keihin Ferry Boat
Collection: Companies Based in Yokohama, Railway Companies Established in 1989, Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company
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Yokohama Minatomirai Railway

A Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series trainset

The Yokohama Minatomirai Railway (横浜高速鉄道 Yokohama Kōsoku Tetsudō, lit. "Yokohama Rapid Railway") is a third-sector railway company funded by the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Tokyu Corporation.[1]

The company oversees the Minatomirai Line and the Kodomonokuni Line. Train crews and operations are contracted out to Tokyu Corporation.


The company was founded on 29 March 1989, and on 19 April 1990, received government approval to operate the Minato Mirai.[1] On 1 August 1997, the company acquired the Kodomonokuni Line.[1] The Minatomirai Line opened on 1 February 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 71.  

External links

  • Official website (Japanese)
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