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Central Japan Railway Company

Central Japan Railway Company
Type Public KK (TYO: 9022)
Industry Private railroad
Predecessors Japan National Railways (JNR)
Founded April 1, 1987 (privatization of JNR)
Headquarters JR Central Towers
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-6101
, Japan
Area served Tokai region
Key people Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman
Masayuki Matsumoto, President
Products TOICA, EX-IC (a rechargeable contactless smart card)
Services passenger 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]
Revenue Increase ¥1,503,083 million (2011)[2]
Operating income Increase ¥349,347 million (2011)[2]
Net income Increase ¥133,807 million (2011)[2]
Total assets Increase ¥5,252,993 million (2011)[2]
Total equity Increase ¥1,246,154 million (2011)[2]
Owners Mizuho Corporate Bank (4.37%)[3]
Japan Trustee Services Bank (4.29%)[3]
The Master Trust Bank of Japan (3.48%)[3]
The Nomura Trust & Banking Co. (3.18%)[3]
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (2.98%)[3]
Nippon Life (2.23%)[3]
Toyota Motors (1.79%)[3]
The JR Central Employees Shareholding Association (1.73%)[3]
Mizuho Bank (1.53%)[3]
(as of March 31, 2009)
Employees 16,193 (as of March 31, 2008)[1]
Divisions Conventional lines operations[4]
Shinkansen operations[4]
Subsidiaries 39 group companies,[1]
including Nippon Sharyo (since October 2008)[5]
     Central Japan Railway Company
JR Central N700 Series Shinkansen Nozomi train
National railway Japan Railways Group
Infrastructure company Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
Ridership 0.528 billion per year[1]
Passenger km 55.811 billion per year[1]
System length
Total 1,970.8 km (1,224.6 mi) [1]
Double track 1,086.8 km (675.3 mi) (55.1%) [1]
Electrified 1,491.7 km (926.9 mi) (75.7%)[1]
High-speed 552.6 km (343.4 mi) (28.0%)[1]
Track gauge
Main 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
High-speed 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Main 1,500 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. stations 403[1]
Service area
Shinkansen station layouts
TOICA Service Area (Japanese)

The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社 Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Its headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.[6]

The company's operational hub is Nagoya Station. The busiest railway line it operates is the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station. JR Central also operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-Ōsaka Station. Additionally it is responsible for the Chūō Shinkansen—a proposed Maglev service between Tokyo Station (or Shinagawa Station) and Ōsaka Station (or Shin-Ōsaka Station), of which a short demonstration section has been built. Currently, the company is conducting demonstrations of its shinkansen to railway officials from different countries in the effort to market bullet train technology overseas.[7]

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.[8] Japan recorded a total of 289 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009.[8]


  • Lines 1
    • Shinkansen 1.1
    • Conventional lines 1.2
  • Affiliates 2
    • Transportation 2.1
    • Merchandise 2.2
    • Construction 2.3
    • Information Systems 2.4
    • Hotels & Resorts 2.5
    • Travel 2.6
    • Publishing 2.7
    • Rolling Stock 2.8
    • Maintenance 2.9
    • Real Estate 2.10
    • Other services 2.11
  • References 3
  • External links 4



Conventional lines


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




Information Systems

Hotels & Resorts



Rolling Stock


Real Estate

Other services

  • JR Tokai Well Co., Ltd. (株式会社ジェイアール東海ウェル)
  • JR Tokai Partners Co., Ltd. (ジェイアール東海パートナーズ株式会社)
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 June 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Central Japan Railway Company. "Summary of Financial Report for the Year Ended March 31, 2011(Unaudited)" (PDF). Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Central Japan Railway Company. 第22期有価証券報告書(自平成20年4月1日 至平成21年3月31日) (PDF) (in 日本語). Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Central Japan Railway Company. "Organization Chart (As of July, 2008)". Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Notice concerning Change of Specified Subsidiary" (PDF). Retrieved July 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ Central Japan Railway Company. "Corporate Data". Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Midnight demo run of shinkansen conducted for potential foreign clients", Japan Today, 17 November 2009, retrieved 17 November 2009
  8. ^ a b Cooper, Chris (2011-02-08). "Rail's Cash-Flow King Stakes $62 Billion on Tokyo Maglev Train". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 

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