Railway Nationalization Act

Railway Nationalization Act

The nihongo|Railway Nationalization Act|鉄道国有法|Tetsudō Kokuyū-hō|Law No. 17 of 1906 brought many of Japan's private railway lines under national control. The Diet of Japan promulgated the Act on March 31, 1906. The Act was repealed by Article 110 of the Japan National Railway Reform Act of 1988, which formed the modern Japan Railways Group.

Between 1906 and 1907, convert|2812|mi of track were purchased from seventeen private railway companies. The national railway network grew to about convert|4400|mi of track, and private railways were relegated to providing local and regional services.

ee also

*Railway Construction Act
*Railway nationalization
*Japanese Government Railways

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