East Japan Railway Company

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East Japan Railway Company
Native name
東日本旅客鉄道株式会社
Higashi-Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō kabushiki gaisha
lit. "East Japan Passenger Railway Share Company"
Public KK
Traded as
IndustryRail transport
PredecessorJapanese National Railways (JNR)
Founded1 April 1987 (privatization of JNR)
Headquarters,
Japan
Area served
Kanto and Tōhoku regions
Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures
Key people
Tetsuro Tomita (Chairman of the Board)[1]
Masaki Ogata (Vice Chairman of the Board)[1]
Yuji Fukasawa (President, Representative Director)[1]
ProductsSuica (a rechargeable contactless smart card)
ServicesPassenger railways
freight services
bus transportation
other related services
Revenue
  • Increase ¥2,867,200 million(FY 2016)[2]
  • Increase ¥2,756,165 million(FY 2015)
  • Increase ¥487,821 million(FY 2016)[2]
  • Increase ¥427,522 million(FY 2015)
  • Increase ¥245,310 million(FY 2016)[2]
  • Decrease ¥180,398 million(FY 2015)
Total assets
  • Increase ¥7,789,762 million(FY 2016)[2]
  • Increase ¥7,605,690 million(FY 2015)
Total equity
  • Increase ¥2,442,129 million(FY 2016)[2]
  • Increase ¥2,285,658 million(FY 2015)
OwnerJTSB investment trusts (8.21%)
Mizuho Bank (4.07%)
TMTBJ investment trusts (3.97%)
MUFG Bank (2.75%)
Repurchased shares (2.67%)
(as of 30 September 2018)
Number of employees
73,017 (as of 31 March 2013)[1]
DivisionsRailway operations[3]
Life-style business[3]
IT & Suica business[3]
Subsidiaries83 companies,[4][5]
including Tokyo Monorail and J-TREC
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp
Footnotes / references
[6][7]
  East Japan Railway Company
JR East Shinkansen lineup at Niigata Depot 200910.jpg
Line up of JR East Shinkansen trains, October 2009
Operation
National railwayJapan Railways Group
Infrastructure companyJapan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
Statistics
Ridership6.169 billion per year[5]
Passenger km130.5 billion per year[5]
System length
Total7,526.8 km (4,676.9 mi)[5]
Double track3,668 km (2,279 mi) (49%)[5]
Electrified5,512.7 km (3,425.4 mi) (73.2%)[5]
High-speed1,052.9 km (654.2 mi) (14.0%)[5]
Track gauge
Main1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
High-speed1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification
Main1,500 V DC overhead catenary 2,680.3 km (1,665.5 mi)[5]
20 kV AC, 50 Hz1,779.5 km (1,105.7 mi)[5]
Conventional lines in Tohoku
Joban Line (Fujishiro-Iwanuma)
Mito Line
25 kV AC, 50/60 Hz overhead 1,052.9 km (654.2 mi)[5]
Tohoku Shinkansen (50 Hz)
Joetsu Shinkansen (50 Hz)
Hokuriku Shinkansen (50/60 Hz)
Features
No. tunnels1,263[5]
Tunnel length882 km (548 mi)[5]
Longest tunnelThe Seikan Tunnel 53,850 m (176,670 ft)
Hokkaido Shinkansen[5]
No. bridges14,865[5]
Longest bridgeNo.1 Kitakami River Bridge 3,868 m (12,690 ft)
Tohoku Shinkansen[5]
No. stations1,703
Map
Shinkansen lines
Conventional lines
Greater Tokyo Area Network Map
Suica and PASMO Network Map

The East Japan Railway Company (Japanese: JR東日本) or the JR East is a major passenger railway company in Japan and is the biggest of the seven Japan Railways Group companies. The company's headquarters are in Yoyogi,[note 1] Shibuya, Tokyo. It is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange.[note 2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 East Japan Railway Company. "JR East 2013 Annual Business Report (Japanese)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 East Japan Railway Company. "Financial Highlights - East Japan Railway Company and Subsidiaries" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 East Japan Railway Company. "Organization". Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. East Japan Railway Company. グループ会社一覧 (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 East Japan Railway Company. 会社要覧2008 (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  6. East Japan Railway Company. "Consolidated Results of Fiscal 2011 (Year Ended 31 March 2011)" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  7. East Japan Railway Company. "JR East 2012 Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 16 February 2013.
Notes
  1. Yoyogi Station is the next station of Shinjuku Station.
  2. It is also listed on the TOPIX Core30 index and the Nikkei 225 index.