Astram Line Information
Opened in August 1994 to cater to the needs of the Asian Games in Hiroshima, the Astram Line is a rubber-tired transit system operating in Hiroshima, Japan. Initially constructed to connect central Hiroshima with Hiroshima Big Arch, it now serves 22 stations over a span of 18.4 km. It is operated and owned by the Hiroshima Rapid Transit and consists of 2 track lines. In the year 2015, a new station was opened to connect the Astram Lines with the JR Lines.
Astram Line Map
Map of Astram Line showing its lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or download Astram line map in PDF. You can find the official map here : http://www.astramline.co.jp/route.html
Astram Line Timings and Timetable
The trains begin at 6:00 am in the morning and run till 00:00 am midnight, everyday. The timetable or detailed schedule of the trains can be obtained at the Astram Line’s official website of : http://www.astramline.co.jp/time.html
Astram Fares, Tickets and Cards
There are two kinds of tickets that can be purchased namely, normal and regular fare. For children under the age of 10, special discounts are available. There is also an option of group tickets, which seem to be beneficial for organizations using the transit metro system. For more information on the fares, you can visit the official website at: http://www.astramline.co.jp/fare_f.html
Astram Line Stations
Using the Astram Line as a means of transportation, is one of the most popular means of transportation in Hiroshima while visiting some of its tourist hot-spots. The lines covers 22 stations with some of the important stops on the way being:
● The Hondori Station popular because of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
● Kencho-Mae and Johoku are both close to the Hiroshima Castle.
● The Kamiyacho Station is close to the Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park.
● The Chorakuji Station provide easy access to the Hiroshima City Transport Museum.
● The Koiki-koen-mae, is a terminal station located close to the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium, which was the main stadium for the Asian Games hosted in 1994.
Astram Line Resources