Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains in Japan

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Trains in Japan. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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Scope and Goals


As of 25 June 2024, there are 10,844 articles within the scope of WikiProject Japan, of which 0 are featured. This makes up 0.16% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 26,276 pages in the project.

Our main category is Category:Rail transport in Japan. Many of these articles have been translated from the respective Japanese version (see the category on the Japanese Wikipedia). Some articles are in states of bad disrepair, with awkward grammar, formatting and spelling. This WikiProject helps highlight and correct these problems, seeking to improve the visibility of articles about trains in Japan.

Although "Trains in Japan" may sound like a narrow topic, in reality there are hundreds of pages to be created and expanded.



Our goals are to:

  1. Provide a centralized discussion point for articles about railways in Japan
  2. Standardize articles about Trains in Japan
  3. Provide information that's useful for both railway enthusiasts and visitors to Japan
  4. Create an interesting portal
  5. And of course... improve as many Japanese railway articles to featured status

Inter-wiki relations


Since many of the articles in our scope originated as translations of the articles at the Japanese Wikipedia, one of our aims is to improve relations with Wikipedias in other languages. In particular, we could improve the quality of the articles here by inviting English-speaking users from the Japanese Wikipedia, and translating articles as part of this Project.



Below are some open tasks. For a complete list, please refer to this page. You can, of course, choose to work on something completely different.

Here are some open WikiProject Trains in Japan tasks you can do:
Improve: Hankyu Kobe Line, Shinkansen, E261 series, 185 series, Senseki Line, 205 series
Expand: Hikari Rail Star, Kakegawa Station, Narita Airport Station, Keio Inokashira Line, Nanki, Meitetsu 3500 series
Translate: M250 series (Original)
Requested: Train-related on Requested articles/Japan
Illustrate: Chiba Urban Monorail, Hotarugaike Station, Jingu-mae Station, Ikebukuro Station
Review: Sobu Line (Rapid), Keiyo Line, Twilight Express, Sapporo Station
Update: Keihan 13000 series, JNR Class EF67
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The main article about Trains in Japan is Rail transport in Japan.

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Adopt an article


Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced. Please list your name next to the article you are working on.


  • Please see the Style page for information about the style used in articles about trains in Japan.
  • Please see the Station Stub page for a suggested starting point for an article about a station





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  • -Ohokk0- So far never been to Japan, but I spend a good chunk of my free time just researching the Japanese train system. I'm a big railfan and just really like the way Japan does it all to be honest.
  • (talk) 05:54, 18 January 2021 (UTC) I am studying the main lines of all of Japan. Currently working on the Hokuriku Main Line. I am a railfan. When the coronavirus is over I hope one day I can go to Japan![reply]
  • 2077f
  • AlphaBetaGammsh Resident in the Tokai Area, doing translations from Japanese to English. Please assess the notability of the articles if you are requesting translations. Won't be doing Japanese trains the entire time, as my main focus is settled in WikiprojectJapan.
  • AndrewMaxel25 I studied the shinkansen and other lines around Japan, I use google map for see the stations and depot(s) of all train in Japan
  • Amishchief I've lived in Nagoya for a little over 2 years. Nagoya Subway, Meitetsu, JR Tokai, or even help with proofreading or translating (to a point) articles from the Japanese Wikipedia.
  • Apiquinamir I live in Yamaguchi Prefecture. I can write about stations and lines in this area, and to an extent translate.
  • armagebedar (long-term Japan resident, fluent Japanese, can translate articles to/from Japanese<->English)
  • Aziretan Interested in expanding anything related to train in Japan
  • A smart brainy man I live in HK but I am very interested of trains in Japan.
  • bananagenes Lived in Kansai for a year, and can translate articles 日本語->英語
  • Behemoth14
  • BOO109 No decription avalible.
  • Edmond Sim
  • E176 I live in Hong Kong but I'm a huge fan of trains in Japan. I'm going to modify and add articles in both English and Chinese.
  • BilabialBoxing Currently living in Saga Prefecture. Can translate some.
  • bravehartbear I live in Fussa, Tokyo
  • Broad-Sky I live in Japan. I'll edit little by little.
  • changeup
  • Chiro08
  • chrsschm
  • CosnahanG Infobox Station and correct line sequences! Done Aterazawa line now working on Ōu Main line
  • DAJF (particularly shinkansen and Kanto region topics)
  • Dekimasu I'm a native English speaker in Osaka. I'll accept individual requests for translation/fixups for Kansai-related pages. I noticed my train station doesn't have an article yet!
  • derache123 Native English speaker living in Saitama (previously Tokyo). Most familiar with Tokyo Metro, especially the Tozai Line. Intermediate Japanese speaker.
  • Dex1337 Travelled extensively in Japan, although reside in Australia. Have lots of photos of trains and stations in Japan willing to contribute pictures and info!
  • Djiann (aka 地下鉄博士) Lived in Tokyo in the 90s, where I was a huge fan of the Japanese train systems. I've lost touch a bit since returning to the US, but will be contributing to train info about the capital district.
  • Epicgenius I have some experience with the Tokyo rail system, although I now live in New York City.
  • Ehroru Living in Niigata City and have done a lot of travelling around the prefecture by train. Would like to add more about the area. Translator by trade.
  • El Cid
  • Endroit (I will work on Yokohama & vicinity topics)
  • Exp691 (talk) Vancouver, B.C. based transit enthusiast, currently contributing to Kansai-area private operators such as pages for Kintetsu Railway and Hanshin Railway
  • Fg2
  •  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  (I've done a few articles in Kanagawa and Tokyo, but I will take requests for anything if needed.)
  • Ganbaruby!: Railfan living in Taiwan, creating articles for missing stations
  • 巌流
  • Geoking66talk 18:28, 17 February 2008 (UTC) - I usually work with formatting such as infobox succession and style.[reply]
  • Grunty89 - Usually making small grammatical edits; currently focusing on locomotives that are or were operating on private railways.
  • Haapsalu - Mostly Kanto area stations and lines. Currently upgrading some stations to Jpf platform template type
  • Hirohisat - Currently focusing on station, line, and limited express train articles.
  • 星川藤 - Hoshikawa Fuji (I live in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo. I am working mainly on articles related to the JR Kōbe Line. I'm trying to create articles for those stations that don't have one yet, and I'm trying to clean up and improve the existing articles.)
  • hustvedt Going to get pictures of all of the subway stations in Nagoya, and maybe other train stations in Aichi. Can do some 日本語->英語, but I don't do encyclopediac English very well.
  • huwlepolonais2 Kantō-related, mainly.
  • hwdirre Kyushu focus, can help in other places.
  • Iaineight I used to live in japan and I specialise in Tokyo, Saitama & Kanagawa Stations
  • Izumi5 Stations and lines (and templates) in Kanto or Chubu region.
  • Japanese Tsugaru Man A station of Tohoku and Hokkaido region. If there are mistakes because much English is not proficient, I am happy if I have you correct it.
  • JaventheAldericky
  • Jofrefaraudo I try to improve and update rolling stock articles, especially those about JR East and other railway companies around Tokyo.
  • JRHorse
  • ジョヴ (Jov) (talk) I live in the Philippines and I am a fan of Japanese railways since I have saw a video about it on 2016. I try to participate in small ways with knowledge I have that came from the Internet.
  • --Kanon und wikipedia (talk) 12:14, 26 June 2010 (UTC) I'm a junior high school student. I live in Japan and I know a lot about JR.[reply]
  • Knoxhale I've always been interested in trains and railways, especially in Japan.
  • KU Focusing rapid transit either Mass RT or Light RT.
  • Kush Account - Japanese local specializing in central Tokyo private rapid transit system Tokyo Metro. I keep up to date with rolling stock, from introductions to retirements, as well as refurbishments in between.
  • Lady Kodaira Working on Seibu Railway articles and improving entries for other lines and stations in Western Tokyo.
  • LeeWilson I occasionally write translations of train lines or stations, and make line templates, among other things.
  • Lets Enjoy Life Working on Shizuoka stations of the Tōkaidō Main Line and on Shizuoka Railway station articles.
  • Leuvu - wherever I plan to go for a holiday. Right now, Shikoku.
  • limitedexpresstrain
  • LordAmeth - Meiji-era, and other historical related subjects
  • Mailer Diablo
  • Manmaru My focus will be on Kintetsu, JR Central, and maybe Meitetsu. I'm mostly interested in line and station articles. I will correct poor (non-native) English in any articles, usually without notice.
  • Masake I am a smattering English speaker in Tokyo. I will write about the station in Tokyo mainly.
  • Matthew Brown (Morven) (T:C) 18:39, 26 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Mattokunhayashi Attempting to map out all stations and after getting their information, create its' respective article.
  • Matthew Davis I can work on almost any page, but aim to focus on freight.
  • MChew
  • ❯❯❯ Mccunicano☕️ 08:19, 21 March 2021 (UTC) Attempting to turn Aoimori Railway Line into a good topic.[reply]
  • Neier (Yamagata towns are now linked to their stations, like Miyagi. Debating Fukushima/Iwate next....)
  • 日本穣 (Trains/Lines in Hiroshima Prefecture), finished Geibi Line, working on Kabe Line now
  • ninja138 American in Osaka.
  • 西柳 京 - Nishiyanagi-Kyo
  • Nyamo Kurosawa - I'll do my best to improve railway-related, station and rolling stock articles.
  • Okipatrick Have lived in Tokyo and (for a long time) Okinawa, which only has the Yui-Rail as of 2003.
  • Oshawott_12 Living in Hong Kong. Been to Japan many times and am a great fan of Japanese railways. I can help with all areas except Kagoshima and Chugoku. Cane asily take Japanese Wiki info to English Wiki. Currently working on railboxes on rural railways.
  • paullb Living in Japan (Osaka and Tokyo) for almost 5 years and generally enjoys travel (train and otherwise)
  • Penpen I am an Ōsaka resident.
  • Picturetokyo I have lived in the Tokyo are for the last 2 years. I ride the train a lot and can help somewhat. maybe photos if needed.
  • Psjk2106 I live in Hiroshima,so I can give you some information about railways in Hiroshima.
  • Quark2 I have visited Tokyo seven times since 2005. My most recent visit was in March - April 2010. I shall be there again in December 2011.
  • redracer (it has been suggested I do the Tōkyū Setagaya line, and I would also like to expand the Keikyū section)
  • RNavigator I'm working mostly on Tokyo and Gunma.
  • Rockfender (I will focus on developing Hokkaido's rail system pages.)
  • RossDensha
  • SBS2828S
  • SBS9834C Singapore-based train enthusiast who focuses on urban railways in Japan such as subways and major private railways
  • SG5536B - Willing to do my best to update content in Japan rail system pages
  • Shadowlink1014 I live in Yokohama
  • ShonanSummer
  • Simon Brady
  • SkyTree90
  • Sleepytako I live in Nishinomiya and I'm going to work on the Hankyu and Shintetsu lines in Hyogo. I can also do basic J-E translations.
  • Softgrow
  • User:Splouge recently travelled the Ueda Electric Railway Bessho Line and Watarase Keikoku Railway Watarase Keikoku Line can provide some photos
  • Staka
  • struggle (Gimme Kansai Train to-dos)
  • Sudachi
  • Tangotango
  • taschenschieber I am learning Japanese and can partially translate Japanese articles with a lot of help from machine translations. My main interests would be in the areas of signalling, train control, safety systems, and operational topics (like the numbering scheme(s) of the various JR corporations).
  • Tbo 157talk 19:12, 16 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Terence Ong
  • User:TIBC1 (I will provide links (official, other, map) for all railroads in Japan. I currently maintain listings of URL hypertext links to 2,077 railroads worldwide (3,073). I just returned from 5 years in Yokohama, Japan working port/vessel operations throughout Japan and the Far East.)
  • Tokyo Metro 6000 series, VERY INTRESTED at Tokyo Metro at JR East, because some of the train is operated in my home country, Indonesia
  • Tsian (I will focus on the Utsunomiya and Nikkō lines. Specifically working to translate content from the ja wiki and bring over pictures.)
  • Twingle600 I am a railway enthusiast who lives in Tokyo. My Speciality is about Japanese rolling stocks and railway lines near Tokyo. But My English skill is not well.
  • 私の旅 I live in Yamaguchi prefecture. I'll try to update stations in Hohoku.
  • William McDuff (Just went on vacation to Yamagata and photographed the remaining Riku-Tou, Kurihara Den'en stations, as well as the remaining Tohoku stations from Furukawa/Kogota to Ichinoseki. And Iwanoshita on Oofunato. Expect those to go up shortly.)
  • Wnash90 I will concentrate on the Shinkansen Series 300 page.
  • XinJeisan I have taken and passed the Timetable Test, so I should join up here.
  • XtraJovial
  • Ytny My focus will be Kansai area, cleaning up and expanding stubs.
  • Yume Ringo I participate in Japanese Wiki Project Train. I edit a railroad of Kansai area-related item.
  • Yuryu (talk) I've lived in Osaka for 20 years and live in Ibaraki now.
  • Zsolt (I travelled on the JR Sobu-Chuo line every day for six months in 2003 between Ichikawa and Yotsuya. I can help out with descriptions for some of these stations.)
  • Lyujin (talk) I live in Tokyo.
  • Japan Railway (talk · contribs · count) I live in Tokyo,Japan. I like trains very very much and very familiar with JR East‼︎Also, I can say all of the name of the station of the JYYamanote line, and the local train of JJ JLJōban line.
  • H.K.pauw (talk)My favorite train is the Hankyu train.

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