Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Ranking of Railway Companies in Japan by Route Length (excluding JRs)

Here is the ranking of railway companies in Japan by operational network length. 

There are 2 groups of railway companies in Japan; JR group and the rest of companies (called as Shitetu). JR companies used to be one company; Japan National Railway (JNR). JNR was denationalized and divided into 7 companies in 1980s. In this post, I mention about the only non-JR companies, because statistics method is different between the 2 groups.

The following shows the ranking of railway companies by route length in Japan. It does not include JRs. The source is 日本民営鉄道協会 THE ASSOCIATION OF JAPANESE PRIVATE RAILWAYS. www.mintetsu.or.jp/activity/databook/

 

Table: Ranking of railway companies in Japan by operational network length, 2017

Company

Operating revenue

(million yen)

Length (Working kilometer) Stations Cars Passengers (x 1000)
Kintetsu 156,574 501.1 286 1,905 575,797
Tobu 160,667 463.3 203 1,898 908,881
Meitetsu 91,003 444.2 275 1,072 378,876
Tokyo Metro 369,109 195.1 179 2,766 2,642,116
Seibu 101,711 176.6 92 1,266 648,420
Nankai 59,878 154.8 100 688 236,153
Keisei 64,401 152.3 69 582 280,283
Hankyu 101,294 143.6 90 1,299 647,369
Odakyu 119,880 120.5 70 1,074 749,421
Nishitetsu 21,446 106.1 72 330 101,909
Tokyu 152,819 104.9 97 1,203 1,163,023
Keihan 54,963 91.1 89 706 291,087
Keikyu 83,571 87.0 73 790 467,849
Keio 84,558 84.7 69 843 660,327
Hanshin 35,321 48.9 51 358 236,766
Sotetsu 33,045 35.9 25 398 230,077
           

 

No.1

Kintetsu (official name: Kinki Nippon Tetsudo)

Kintestu is the largest "Shitetsu (non-JR railway)" in Japan. It covers mainly Osaka, Nara, and Mie.

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No.2

Tobu (Tobu Tetsudo)

Tobu has 2 main routes; Isesaki line and Tojo line.

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No.3

Meitetsu (Nagoya Tetsudo)

Meitetsu is based on Nagoya. Unfortunately, people in Nagoya prefer to use cars than trains. So recently Meitetsu abolished some unprofitable lines.

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No.4

Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro is a subway. It used to be banned that Shitetsu operates in the central Tokyo (= inside Yamanote line circle). Only the national railway and trams were allowed to run their business in the heart of Tokyo. Tokyo Metro and Toei Chikatstu subway (run by Tokyo Metropolitan Government) took over the tram's business area. 

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No.5

Seibu (Seibu Tetsudo)

Seibu has 2 main routes; Ikebukuro line and Shinjuku line.

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No.6

Nankai (Nankai Denki Tetsudo)

Nankai also has 2 main lines; Nankai line and Koya line.

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No.7

Keisei (Keisei Dentetsu)

Keisei runs between Tokyo (Ueno) and Narita.

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No.8

Hankyu (Hankyu Dentetsu)

Hankyu has 3 main routes; Kyoto line, Kobe line, and Takaraduka line.

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No.9

Odakyu (Odakyu Dentetsu)

Odakyu has 2 main lines; Odawara line and Enoshima line.

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No.10

Nishitetsu (Nishi Nippon Tetsudo)

Nishitetsu is based on Kyushu island.

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No.11

Tokyu (Tokyo Kyuko Dentetsu)

Tokyu's 2 main bones are Toyoko line and Den'entoshi line.

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No.12

Keihan (Keihan Denki Tetsudo)

Keihan runs betweem Kyoto and Osaka.

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No.13

Keikyu (Keihin Kyuko Dentetsu)

Keikyu has a unique policy. Their front car must have moters. Other companies allow that front cars do not have a moter. Moters make the cars heavy. If a front car has moters, the risk of derailment is reduced when the car hits something.

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No.14

Keio (Keio Dentetsu)

Keio runs between Tokyo (Shinjuku) and Hachioji.

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No.15

Hanshin (Hanshin Denki Tetsudo)

Hanshin runs between Osaka and Kobe.

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No.16

Sotesu (Sagami Tetsudo)

Sotetsu runs between Yokohama and Ebina.

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All photos are provided by Railstation.net.

Related Topics

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.