Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd. (名古屋鉄道株式会社, Nagoya Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha), referred to as Meitetsu (名鉄), is a private railway company operating around Aichi Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture of Japan. TYO: 9048
|Type||Public KK (TYO: 9048)|
|Founded||June 13, 1921|
|Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture|
Some of the more famous trains operated by Meitetsu include the Panorama Car and the Panorama Car Super, both of which offer views through their wide front windows. While the Panorama Super train is used extensively for the railroad's limited express service, the older and more energy-consuming Panorama Car train has been retired, the last run being on 27 December 2008.
In the Tōkai region around Nagoya, it is a central firm of the Meitetsu Group, which is involved in the transportation industry, the retail trade, the service industry, and the real estate industry, etc.
Meiji Mura is the corporate museum of Meitetsu.
As of March 31, 2010, Meitetsu operated 444.2 kilometres (276.0 mi) of track, 275 stations, and 1,090 train cars.
Major stations in NagoyaEdit
Nagoya Line (east side) and Toyokawa LineEdit
- NH01 : Toyohashi Station (Toyohashi)
- NH13 : Higashi Okazaki Station (Okazaki)
- NH17 : Shin Anjō Station (Anjō)
- NH19 : Chiryū Station (Chiryū)
- NH23 : Zengo Station (Toyoake)
- TK04 : Toyokawa-inari Station (Toyokawa)
Tokoname Line, Chikkō Line, and Airport LineEdit
- TA09 : Ōtagawa Station (Tokai)
- TA12 : Asakura Station (Chita)
- TA22 : Tokoname Station (Tokoname)
- TA24 : Central Japan International Airport Station
Kōwa Line and Chita New LineEdit
- KC08 : Agui Station (Agui)
- KC12 : Chita Handa Station (Handa)
- KC16 : Chita Taketoyo Station (Taketoyo)
- KC19 : Kōwa Station (Mihama)
- KC24 : Utsumi Station (Minami Chita)
Mikawa Line, Toyota Line, Nishio Line, and Gamagōri LineEdit
- MY07 : Toyotashi Station (Toyota)
- TT06 : Nisshin Station (Nisshin)
- MU02 : Kariya Station (Kariya)
- MU06 : Mikawa Takahama Station (Takahama)
- MU10 : Hekinan-chūō Station (Hekinan)
- GN10 : Nishio Station (Nishio)
- GN13 : Kira Yoshida Station
- GN22 : Gamagōri Station (Gamagōri)
Nagoya Line (west side), Takehana Line, and Hashima LineEdit
- NH42 : Sukaguchi Station (Kiyosu)
- NH47 : Kōnomiya Station (Inazawa)
- NH50 : Meitetsu Ichinomiya Station (Ichinomiya)
- NH56 : Kasamatsu Station (Kasamatsu)
- NH60 : Meitetsu Gifu Station (Gifu)
- TH07 : Hashima-shiyakusho-mae Station (Hashima)
Tsushima Line and Bisai LineEdit
- TB01 : Jimokuji Station (Ama)
- TB07 : Tsushima Station (Tsushima)
- TB09 : Saya Station (Aisai)
- TB11 : Yatomi Station (Yatomi)
- BS06 : Morikami Station
- BS23 : Okuchō Station
Inuyama Line, Kakamigahara Line, and Hiromi LineEdit
- IY03 : Kami Otai Station
- IY04 : Nishiharu Station (Kitanagoya)
- IY07 : Iwakura Station (Iwakura)
- IY10 : Kōnan Station (Kōnan)
- IY15 : Inuyama Station (Inuyama)
- IY17 : Shin Unuma Station
- KG06 : Mikakino Station
- KG08 : Kakamigahara-Shiyakusho-mae Station (Kakamigahara)
- HM06 : Shin Kani Station (Kani)
- HM10 : Mitake Station (Mitake)
Nippon Sharyo has produced nearly every car that Meitetsu operates or has operated, a notable exception being its DeKi 600, an electric locomotive, which was produced by Toshiba, but very few units were produced for Meitetsu. The DeKi 600 is one of the few locomotives that Meitetsu possesses: while the company used to engage in the freight business and still possesses some freight locomotives, it no longer carries freight on a regular basis.
Meitetsu is famous for its red trains, including its famous 7000 series "Panorama Car" which was retired in 2009 after a career lasting nearly half a century. The most recent cars, however, are not solid red but rather brushed steel as in the case of the 4000 series and 5000 series, or white as in the case of the 1700 series and 2000 series.
The following are the train types that Meitetsu operates today, as well as selected types that Meitetsu has retired.
- 1200 and 1230 series "Panorama Super"
- 1800/1850 series
- 1700/2300 series
- 2000 series "μ-Sky"
- 2200 series
- 100/200 series
- 300 series
- 3100/3500/3700 series
- 3150/3300 series
- 4000 series
- 5000 series (2008)
- 5300/5600/5700 series
- 6000/6500/6800 series
- 9500 series
Withdrawn train typesEdit
While Meitetsu is an old company in its own right, it has over time acquired many small railway and interurban companies in the area surrounding Nagoya. Meaning many lines that belong to modern-day Meitetsu were constructed and operated by other companies, mostly in the prewar and wartime period. For example, it acquired its Kōwa Line on the Chita Peninsula from its merger with Chita Railroad on February 1, 1943 and it acquired its Mikawa Line from its merger with Mikawa Railroad. However, the company that became modern Meitetsu was Aichi Horsecar Company, founded on June 25, 1894 .
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