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List of railway companies in Japan

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List of railway companies in Japan

List of railway companies in Japan lists Japanese railway operators.

Those in italics are the third sector operators; being half-public, half-private.

Japan Railways Group

The Japan Railways Group consists of the seven companies that were formed after the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道).

Passenger only

Freight only

Major sixteen private railways

Kantō region
Chūbu region
Kansai region
Kyūshū region

Semi-major six private railways

Kantō region
Kansai region

Other private and third sector railways

From north to south by prefecture where railway operations are headquartered. Category-3 railway operators and subsidiary companies are not listed. Some English names are unofficial.

Tōhoku region


Kantō region


Chūbu region


Kansai region


Chūgoku region


Shikoku region


Kyūshū region




New transit systems




Freight only companies

Selected discontinued companies

Those with English articles are listed here.

See also


  1. ^ Still active as a bus operator
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