Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central, also known as JR Tokai) commenced operations in April 1987 upon the breakup and privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR).
The core of JR Central’s operations is the Tokaido Shinkansen, the main transportation artery linking Japan’s principal metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, and a network of conventional lines centered on the Nagoya and Shizuoka areas.
JR Central and its consolidated subsidiaries also develop affiliated businesses that are expected to generate synergic effects with the railway business.
JR Central is steadily moving forward with efforts aimed at the early completion of the Chuo Shinkansen using the Superconducting Maglev system in order to carry out its mission continually.
Characteristic and Performance of Tokaido Shinkansen
Safety: 0 fatality / injury since commercial inauguration in 1964
Punctuality: Annual Average Delay 0.9 minutes/operational train (FY2018)
High Frequency and Large Capacity: 373 departures/day, 477,000 passengers/day (FY2018)
High Speed: Maximum operational speed of 285km/h