East Japan Railway Company


East Japan Railway Company

Infobox_Company
company_name = East Japan Railway Company
東日本旅客鉄道株式会社
company_
company_type = Public KK (tyo|9020)
foundation = April 1, 1987
location = Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
key_people = Mutsutake Ōtsuka, Chairman
Satoshi Seino, President
industry = Private railroad
products =
revenue = ¥2.66 trillion (24.9 billion USD) (2007)
operating_income = ¥428 billion (4.01 billion USD) (2007)
net_income = ¥112 billion (1.65 billion USD) (2007)
num_employees = 71,316 (March 2008) [ [http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/data/index.html JR East Corporate Data] . Retrieved on 8 July 2008. en icon]
homepage = [http://www.jreast.co.jp/ www.jreast.co.jp]
nihongo|East Japan Railway Company|東日本旅客鉄道株式会社|Higashi-Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha is the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. It is often known as nihongo|JR East|JR東日本|Jeiāru Higashi-Nihon.

History

JR East was incorporated on April 1, 1987 after being spun off from the government-run Japanese National Railways. However this was a nominal "privatization" as the company was actually a wholly owned subsidiary of the government-owned JNR Settlement Corporation for several years, and was not completely sold to the public until 2002.

Following the JNR breakup, JR East assumed responsibility for passenger operations on former JNR lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, the Tōhoku region and surrounding areas.

Lines

Its railway lines serve Kantō and Tōhoku regions primarily, along with adjacent parts of Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures.

hinkansen

JR East operates all of the Shinkansen (high speed rail lines) north of Tokyo.

* Akita Shinkansen (秋田新幹線)(Morioka - Akita)
* Hokuriku Shinkansen (北陸新幹線)(Tokyo - Nagano)
* Jōetsu Shinkansen (上越新幹線)(Tokyo - Niigata)
* Tōhoku Shinkansen (東北新幹線)(Tokyo - Sendai - Hachinohe)
* Yamagata Shinkansen (山形新幹線)(Fukushima - Shinjō)

Note that the Tokyo-Osaka Tōkaidō Shinkansen is owned and operated by the Central Japan Railway Company, although it stops at several JR East stations.

Kantō regional lines

Greater Tokyo Area

These lines have sections inside "Tokyo Suburban Area" (東京近郊区間), officially set by JR East. It does not necessarily mean the lines are fully inside Greater Tokyo Area.
* Akabane Line (赤羽線) (Ikebukuro - Akabane)
* Chūō Main Line (中央本線) (Tokyo - Shiojiri - Nagoya)
* Chūō Rapid Line (中央快速線) (Tokyo - Takao - Ōtsuki)
* Chūō-Sōbu Line (中央・総武緩行線) (Mitaka - Shinjuku - Chiba)
* Hachikō Line (八高線) (Hachiōji - Takasaki)
* Itsukaichi Line (五日市線) (Haijima - Musashi Itsukaichi)
* Jōban Line (常磐線) (Ueno - Hitachi)
* Kawagoe Line (川越線) (Ōmiya - Kawagoe - Komagawa)
* Keihin-Tōhoku Line (京浜東北線) (Ōmiya - Tokyo - Yokohama)
* Keiyō Line (京葉線) (Tokyo - Soga)
* Mito Line (水戸線) (Oyama - Tomobe)
* Musashino Line (武蔵野線) (Fuchū Hommachi - Nishi Funabashi) (Tokyo outer loop)
* Nambu Line (南武線) (Kawasaki - Tachikawa; Shitte - Hamakawasaki)
* Narita Line (成田線) (Sakura - Chōshi; Abiko - Narita; Narita - Narita Airport)
* Negishi Line (根岸線) (Yokohama - Ōfuna)
* Ōme Line (青梅線) (Tachikawa - Ōme - Okutama)
* Ryōmō Line (両毛線) (Oyama - Shin Maebashi)
* Sagami Line (相模線) (Hashimoto - Chigasaki)
* Saikyō Line (埼京線) (Ōsaki - Ōmiya)
* Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) (Ōmiya - Shinjuku - Ōfuna)
* Sōbu Main Line (総武本線) (Tokyo - Chōshi)
* Sotobō Line (外房線) (Chiba - Mobara - Awa Kamogawa)
* Takasaki Line (高崎線) (Ōmiya - Takasaki)
* Tōgane Line (東金線) (Narutō - Ōami)
* Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line) (東北本線(宇都宮線)) (Ueno - Kuroiso)
* Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線) (Tōkyō - Yokohama - Atami)
* Tsurumi Line (鶴見線) (Tsurumi - Ōgimachi; Anzen - Ōkawa; Asano - Umishibaura)
* Uchibō Line (内房線) (Soga - Kisarazu - Awa Kamogawa)
* Utsunomiya Line (宇都宮線) (Ueno - Utsunomiya)
* Yamanote Line (山手線) (Ōsaki - Shinjuku - Tabata - Tōkyō - Osaki. Tokyo inner loop)
* Yokohama Line (横浜線) (Higashi Kanagawa - Hachiōji)
* Yokosuka Line (横須賀線) (Tokyo - Kurihama)

Other lines in Kantō

* Karasuyama Line (烏山線) (Karasuyama - Hōshakuji)
* Kashima Line (鹿島線) (Katori - Kashima Soccer Stadium)
* Kururi Line (久留里線) (Kisarazu - Kazusa Kameyama)
* Nikkō Line (日光線) (Utsunomiya - Nikkō)

Tōkai and Kōshinetsu regional lines

* Agatsuma Line (吾妻線) (Shibukawa - Ōmae)
* Chūō Main Line (中央本線) (Kōfu - Shiojiri)
* Echigo Line (越後線) (Niigata - Kashiwazaki)
* Hakushin Line (白新線) (Niigata - Shibata)
* Iiyama Line (飯山線) (Toyono - Echigo Kawaguchi)
* Itō Line (伊東線) (Atami - Itō) (treated as "Tokyo Suburban Area" lines)
* Jōetsu Line (上越線) (Takasaki - Miyauchi; Echigo Yuzawa - Gala Yuzawa)
* Koumi Line (小海線) (Kobuchisawa - Komoro)
* Ōito Line (大糸線) (Matsumoto - Minamiotari)
* Shin'etsu Main Line (信越本線) (Takasaki - Yokokawa; Shinonoi - Nagano - Niigata)
* Shinonoi Line (篠ノ井線) (Shinonoi - Shiojiri)
* Yahiko Line (弥彦線) (Higashi Sanjō - Yahiko)

Tōhoku regional lines

* Aterazawa Line (左沢線) (Kita Yamagata - Aterazawa)
* East Ban'etsu Line (磐越東線) (Iwaki - Kōriyama)
* East Rikuu Line (陸羽東線) (Kogota - Shinjō)
* Gonō Line (五能線) (Higashi Noshiro - Kawabe)
* Hachinohe Line (八戸線) (Hachinohe - Kuji)
* Hanawa Line (花輪線) (Ōdate - Kōma)
* Ishinomaki Line (石巻線) (Kogota - Onagawa)
* Iwaizumi Line (岩泉線) (Moichi - Iwaizumi)
* Jōban Line (常磐線) (Hitachi - Iwanuma)
* Kamaishi Line (釜石線) (Hanamaki - Kamaishi)
* Kesennuma Line (気仙沼線) (Maeyachi - Kesennuma)
* Kitakami Line (北上線) (Kitakami - Yokote)
* Ōfunato Line (大船渡線) (Ichinoseki - Sakari)
* Oga Line (男鹿線) (Oiwake - Oga)
* Ōminato Line (大湊線) (Noheji - Ōminato)
* Ōu Main Line (奥羽本線) (Fukushima - Yamagata - Akita - Aomori)
* Senseki Line (仙石線) (Aobadōri - Ishinomaki)
* Senzan Line (仙山線) (Sendai - Uzen Chitose)
* Suigun Line (水郡線) (Mito - Asaka Nagamori; Kamisugaya - Hitachi Ōta)
* Tadami Line (只見線) (Aizu Wakamatsu - Koide)
* Tazawako Line (田沢湖線) (Morioka - Ōmagari)
* Tōhoku Main Line (東北本線) (Kuroiso - Morioka; Hachinohe - Aomori; Iwakiri - Rifu)
* Tsugaru Line (津軽線) (Aomori - Mimmaya) (a part of Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line)
* Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line (津軽海峡線) (Aomori - Nakaoguni)
* Uetsu Main Line (羽越本線) (Niitsu - Akita)
* West Ban'etsu Line (磐越西線) (Kōriyama - Niitsu)
* West Rikuu Line (陸羽西線) (Shinjō- Amarume)
* Yamada Line (山田線) (Morioka - Kamaishi)
* Yonesaka Line (米坂線) (Yonezawa - Sakamachi)

Trains

Following is the full list of limited express (including Shinkansen) and express trains operated on the JR East lines as of 2008.

Shinkansen limited express

*Hayate
*Komachi
*Yamabiko
*Nasuno/Max Nasuno
*Tsubasa
*Asama
*Toki/Max Toki
*Tanigawa/Max Tanigawa

Limited express (daytime)

*Tsugaru
*Hakucho/Super Hakucho
*Kamoshika
*Inaho
*Nikko
*Kinugawa/Spacia Kinugawa
*Ohayō Tochigi/Hometown Tochigi
*Kusatsu
*Minakami
*Akagi/Weekend Akagi
*Super Hitachi/Fresh Hitachi
*Super Azusa/Azusa
*Kaiji
*Wide View Shinano/Shinano
*Narita Express
*Wakashio
*Sazanami
*Ayame
*Shiosai
*Super View Odoriko/Odoriko
*Hakutaka

Limited express (overnight)

*Hokutosei
*Cassiopeia
*Hokuriku
*Akebono
*Twilight Express
*Nihonkai
*Sunrise Izumo/Sunrise Seto
*Hayabusa
*Fuji

Express (overnight)

*Kitaguni
*Noto
*Hamanasu

ubsidiaries

*Higashi-Nihon Kiosk - provides newspapers, drinks and other items in station kiosks and operates the NEWDAYS convenience store chain
*JR Bus Kantō / JR Bus Tōhoku - intercity bus operators
*Nippon Restaurant Enterprise - provides bentō (box lunches) on trains and in train stations
*Tokyo Monorail - waterfront monorail line in Tokyo (70% owned)

ponsorship

JR East co-sponsors the JEF United Ichihara Chiba J-League soccer club, which was formed by a merger between JR East and Furukawa Electric company teams.

East Japan Railway Culture Foundation

The East Japan Railway Culture Foundation is a non-profit organization established by JR East for the purpose of developing a "richer railway culture". [cite web |url= http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/en_zh/about/index_en.html |title=FOR A RICHER RAILWAY CULTURE |author=East Japan Railway Culture Foundation |accessyear=2007 |accessdate=October 28] The Railway Museum in Saitama is operated by the foundation.

References

External links

* [http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ East Japan Railway Company Web Site (in English)]
* [http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html JR East official apology for "Inaho No.14" accident on 25 December 2005]


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