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Central Japan Railway Company

The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社, Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha, lit. "Tōkai Passenger Railway Stock Company") is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Tōkai is a reference to the geographical region in which the company chiefly operates.

Central Japan Railway Company
Native name
東海旅客鉄道株式会社
Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō (lit. "Tōkai Passenger Railway") kabushiki gaisha
Public (KK)
Traded asTYO: 9022
TOPIX Core 30 Component
ISINJP3566800003 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryPrivate railway
PredecessorJapanese National Railways (JNR)
FoundedApril 1, 1987 (privatization of JNR)
Headquarters
JR Central Towers
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-6101
,
Japan
Area served
Tokai region
Key people
Koei Tsuge, Chairman
Shin Kaneko, President
ProductsTOICA, EX-IC (a rechargeable contactless smart card)
Servicespassenger railways [1]
travel agency services[1]
wholesale and retail[1]
parking lot operations [1]
real estate [1]
food and beverage sales [1]
casualty insurance [1]
other related services [1]
RevenueIncrease ¥1,672,295 million (2014)[2]
Increase ¥506,598 million (2014)[2]
Increase ¥264,134 million (2014)[2]
Total assetsIncrease ¥5,217,982 million (2014)[2]
Total equityIncrease ¥2,020,196 million (2014)[2]
Ownerinvestor owned, largest single shareholder: Mizuho Bank (4.39%)
Number of employees
16,193 (as of March 31, 2008)[1]
DivisionsConventional lines operations[3]
Shinkansen operations[3]
Subsidiaries39 group companies,[1]
including Nippon Sharyo (since October 2008)[4]
Websiteenglish.jr-central.co.jp/index.html
     Central Japan Railway Company
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Operation
National railwayJapan Railways Group
Infrastructure companyJapan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
Statistics
Ridership0.528 billion per year[1]
Passenger km55.811 billion per year[1]
System length
Total1,970.8 km (1,224.6 mi) [1]
Double track1,086.8 km (675.3 mi) (55.1%) [1]
Electrified1,491.7 km (926.9 mi) (75.7%)[1]
High-speed552.6 km (343.4 mi) (28.0%)[1]
Track gauge
Main1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
High-speed1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification
Main1,500 V DC overhead catenary 1,418.2 km (881.2 mi)[1]
25 kV AC 60 Hz overhead 552.6 km (343.4 mi)[1]
Tokaido Shinkansen
Features
No. stations403[1]
Map
Service area
Shinkansen station layouts
TOICA Service Area (in Japanese)

JR Central's operational hub is Nagoya Station and the company's administrative headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers above the station.[5] The busiest railway line operated by JR Central is the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station. The company also operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-Ōsaka Station. Additionally it is responsible for the Chūō Shinkansen—a maglev service between Tokyo and Osaka, which is due to start operation between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027.

JR Central is Japan's most profitable and highest throughput high-speed-rail operator, carrying 138 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009, considerably more than the world's largest airline.[6] Japan recorded a total of 289 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009.[6]

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The JR Central Group consists of JR Central and the following affiliates:

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JR Central Towers in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, the world's largest train station complex by floor area

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Central Japan Railway Company. "Data book 2008" (PDF). Retrieved June 30, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e Central Japan Railway Company. Annual Report 2015 (PDF) (Report). Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Central Japan Railway Company. "Organization Chart (As of July, 2008)". Retrieved June 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Notice concerning Change of Specified Subsidiary" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 5, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  5. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Corporate Data". Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Cooper, Chris (2011-02-08). "Rail's Cash-Flow King Stakes $62 Billion on Tokyo Maglev Train". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-06-12.

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