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Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover.
Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover.

Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized successors to the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987. These companies now collectively form the Japan Rail Group [1]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (756x768, 167 KB) Map showing approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central (Tokai), JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (756x768, 167 KB) Map showing approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central (Tokai), JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nippon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or JNR, was the national railway network of Japan from 1872 to 1987. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Japan, a strong distinction is still made between JR and "genuine" private railways.


The seven JR companies are:

In addition, there is JR Soken (JR総研), a research institution. The Hokkaido Railway Company (北海道旅客鉄道 Hokkaidō Ryokaku Tetsudō) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) is a Japanese private railroad company, one of the seven JR companies. ... JR Central Towers in Nagoya The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道 JR Tōkai; JR 東海) is the main railway company operating in the Chubu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. ... West Japan Railway Company (西日本旅客鉄道株式会社 Nishi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudô Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly known as JR-West (JR西日本 JR Nishi Nihon), is one of JR companies in Japan that covers western Honshu. ... The Shikoku Railway Company (四国旅客鉄道 Shikoku Ryokaku Tetsudo) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway. ... JR Kyushu Midori Express Train on Sasebo Line The Kyushu Railway Company (九州旅客鉄道,Kyushu Ryokaku Tetsudo) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway. ... The Japan Freight Railway or JR Freight (日本貨物鉄道 Nihon Kamotsu Tetsudō) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway (JR). ...


See also

Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nippon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or JNR, was the national railway network of Japan from 1872 to 1987. ... Japan Railway (formerly Japanese National Railways) Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) Big 15 major private railways... A private railroad is a railroad run by a private corporation. ...

External links

  • Japan Railways Group

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JR-EAST - East Japan Railway Company (318 words)
The Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) is investigating the cause of the accident.
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Japan Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (756 words)
Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized successors to the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987.
There are six passenger companies: the East Japan, West Japan, and Central Japan railway companies, which operate in Honshu, and the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido railroad companies, which operate on the islands for which the companies were named.
The growth in passenger transport of private railroads in 1987 was 2.6 percent, which meant that the Japan Railways Group's rate of increase was above that of the private sector railroads for the first time since 1974.
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