Kinki Sharyo

The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. (近畿車輛株式会社, Kinki Sharyō Kabushiki-gaisha), also known as Kinkisharyo (as one word, without the space), is a Japanese manufacturer of railroad vehicles based in Osaka. It is an affiliate company of Kintetsu Corporation. In business since 1920 (as Tanaka Rolling Stock Works) and renamed The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd in 1945. They have produced light rail vehicles used by a number of transportation agencies. Kinki Sharyo is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as TYO: 7122

The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
Native name
Kinki Sharyō kabushiki gaisha
TypePublic KK
TYO: 7122
IndustryRolling stock manufacturing
FoundedDecember 19, 1920 (1920-12-19)
Key people
Itsuo Morishita (President)
OwnerKintetsu Group Holdings (14.2% direct ownership, another 30.4% through Kintetsu Railway)
Number of employees
ParentKintetsu Railway (30.4%)


North AmericaEdit

Kinki Sharyo Type 7 streetcar on the MBTA Green Line (Boston, MA)




EMU Linea Roca Argentina


Kinki Sharyo also produces steel doors, known as the KJ series, for public housing in Japan.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (November 26, 2014) "Japanese firm plans to build light-rail cars in L.A. area after all" Los Angeles Times
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-11-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Fazio, A.E. (Widener University); T.R. Parsons Brinckerhof. Operations and Communications Designing New Light Rail Taking Engineering Beyond Vanilla (PDF) (Report). Transportation Research Circular E-C058: 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  6. ^ "Railway Gazette: LFX-300 Ameritram hybrid streetcar unveiled in Charlotte". Retrieved 2011-02-13.

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