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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

 Aomori
 Iwate
 Miyagi
 Akita
 Yamagata
 Fukushima

Kantō region

 Ibaraki
 Tochigi
 Gunma
 Saitama
 Chiba
 Tōkyō
 Kanagawa

Chūbu region

 Niigata
 Toyama
 Ishikawa
 Fukui
 Yamanashi
 Nagano
 Gifu
 Shizuoka
 Aichi
 Mie

Kansai region

 Shiga
 Kyōto
 Ōsaka
 Hyōgo
 Wakayama

Chūgoku region

 Tottori
 Shimane
 Okayama
 Yamaguchi

Shikoku region

 Tokushima
 Kagawa
 Ehime
 Kōchi

Kyūshū region

 Fukuoka
 Nagasaki
 Kumamoto

Subways

Monorails

New transit systems

Trams

Funiculars

Trolleybuses

Freight only companies

Selected discontinued companies

Those with English articles are listed here.

See also

References

  1. ^ Still active as a bus operator
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