Central Japan Railway Company
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Central Japan Railway Company
Central Japan Railway Company
Native name
T?kai Ryokaku Tetsud? (lit. "T?kai Passenger Railway") kabushiki gaisha
Public (KK)
Traded asTYO: 9022
Nikkei 225 component
TOPIX Core30 component
ISINJP3566800003 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryPrivate railway
PredecessorJapanese National Railways (JNR)
FoundedApril 1, 1987 (privatization of JNR)
JR Central Towers
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-6101
Area served
T?kai 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]
Increase¥5,217,982 million (2014)[2]
Increase¥2,020,196 million (2014)[2]
OwnerPublic float, 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]
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National railwayJapan Railways Group
Infrastructure companyJapan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
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
Main1,500 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
No. stations403[1]

The Central Japan Railway Company (?, T?kai Ryokaku Tetsud? Kabushiki-gaisha, lit. "T?kai Passenger Railway Stock Company") is the main railway company operating in the Ch?bu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR T?kai (JR). T?kai is a reference to the geographical region in which the company chiefly operates.

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 T?kaid? Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station. The company also operates the T?kaid? Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-?saka Station. Additionally it is responsible for the Ch 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]

JR Central is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is a constituent of the TOPIX Core30 index, and is also one of the two only Japan Railways Group constituents of the Nikkei 225 index, the other being JR East.



Conventional lines


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




Information systems

Hotels and resorts



Rolling stock


Real estate

Other services

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


  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 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e Central Japan Railway Company. Annual Report 2015 (PDF) (Report). Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b Central Japan Railway Company. "Organization Chart (As of July, 2008)". Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Notice concerning Change of Specified Subsidiary" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Corporate Data". Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ a b Cooper, Chris (2011-02-08). "Rail's Cash-Flow King Stakes $62 Billion on Tokyo Maglev Train". Bloomberg. Retrieved .

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