Central Japan Railway Company


Central Japan Railway Company

The Nihongo|Central Japan Railway Company|東海旅客鉄道株式会社|Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha (tyo|9022) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is often referred to in English JR Central and in Japanese as Nihongo|JR Tōkai|JR東海.

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.

Lines

Shinkansen

*Tōkaidō Shinkansen: Tokyo Station—Shin-Osaka Station, 552.6 km

Conventional lines

*Tōkaidō Main Line: Atami Station—Maibara Station, 341.3 km
*Gotemba Line: Kōzu Station—Numazu Station, 60.2 km
*Minobu Line: Fuji Station—Kōfu Station, 88.4 km
*Iida Line: Toyohashi Station—Tatsuno Station, 195.7 km
*Taketoyo Line: Ōbu Station—Taketoyo Station, 19.3 km
*Takayama Main Line: Gifu Station—Inotani Station, 189.2 km
*Chūō Main Line: Shiojiri Station—Nagoya Station, 174.8 km
*Taita Line: Tajimi Station—Mino-Ōta Station, 17.8 km
*Jōhoku Line: Kachigawa Station—Biwajima Station, 11.2 km (trains are operated Tōkai Transport Service, not JR Central)
*Kansai Main Line: Nagoya Station—Kameyama Station, 59.9 km
*Kisei Main Line: Kameyama Station—Shingū Station, 180.2 km
*Meishō Line: Matsusaka Station—Ise-Okitsu Station, 43.5 km
*Sangū Line: Taki Station—Toba Station, 29.1 km

External links

* [http://english.jr-central.co.jp/index.html Central Japan Railway Company]


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