JR East

JR East is one of the main companies of the JR Group. Formed in 1987, with the privatization of the National Railways, it operates from north of mount Fuji, all the way up to the Tsugaru Strait, including the fundamental Tokyo Metropolitan area and the Kanto, Tohoku and Koshin’etsu (Northeastern Chubu, around Niigata) rural areas.

Depsite not being the wealthiest or more profitable (wich would be JR Central, due to the Tokaido Shinkansen), JR East is still one of (if not the) most important railway company of Japan, and depsite having the longest Shinkansen network of the JR Group, JR East’s main source of income comes from commuter trains moving people in, out and trough the vast Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

Among it’s staggering 83 subsidiaries, (including IT companies, real estate, retail, hotel and resturant businneses) there’s J-TREC (former Tokyu Car Co.), one of Japan’s main rolling stock manufacturers, and Tokyo Monorail.

 

 

 

Shinkansen 

Tohoku Shinkansen

Super Yamabiko services

 

 

Yamabiko services

 

 

Komachi services (via Akita Shinkansen)

 

 

 

 

Tsubasa services (via Yamagata Shinkansen)

 

 

 

 

 

Joetsu Shinkansen, Gala-Yuzawa Line

Tanigawa services

 

 

 

Non-revenue earning rolling stock

 

 

 

 

Tokyo Area main urban, suburban and commuter lines

Yamanote Line

 

 

 

 

 

Keihin-Tohoku Line, Negishi Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuo Line, Ome Line, Itsukaichi Line

Azusa and Kaiji Limited Express services (Tokyo to Matsumoto and Nagano)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid Services (Tokyo to Takao, some services up to Otsuki)

 

 

 

 

Chuo Main Line “Eastern Section” (Takao to Shiojiri, some services down to Tachikawa)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuji Excursion and various charter trains

 

 

 

 

 

Chuo-Sobu Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trough-Services with the Tozai Subway Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saikyo Line

Trough-services with the Kawagoe Line and the TWR Rinkai Line

 

 

 

Tokaido Main Line (Rapid Service), Ito Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yokosuka Line, Sobu Line Rapid Service

Local and Rapid services

 

 

 

 

Sanzami, Wakashio, Shiosai and Ayame limited express services

 

 

 

Joban Line 

Htiachi limited express (Ueno to Sendai)

 

 

1500v DC-only commuter EMUs (Ueno-Toride section only)

 

 

Trough-services with the Chiyoda Subway Line (1500v DC Ayase-Toride section only)

 

 

 

 

Suburban multivoltage EMUs (1500v DC / 20Kv 50hz AC section up to Mito station)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yokohama Line

some trough-services with the Negishi Line

 

 

 

Nambu Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keiyo Line

trough-services with the Musashino Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special limited express services and charter trains

 

 

 

Musashino Line

trough-services with the Keiyo and Chuo Rapid Lines

Local Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musashino Rapid Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo Area secondary commuter, suburban and local lines

 

Kawagoe and Hachiko Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sagami Line

 

 

 

Tsurumi Line

 

 

 

Sobu Main Line, Sotobo, Uchibo, Togane and Kashima Lines

Sanzami, Shiosai, Wakashio and Ayame limited express services

 

 

Local and Rapid services

 

 

 

 

 

Narita Line

trough-services with the Joban Line and the Kashima Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryomo, Joetsu and Takasaki Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utsunomiya Line

Nikko limited express service (trough-running with the Tobu Nikko Line)

 

 

 

 

Local services (whole line)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local services (Utsunomiya to Kuroiso section only)

 

 

 

 

 

Nikko Line

 

 

 

Mito Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tohoku Area

 

Joban Line, Tohoku Main Line and related branchlines

Hitachi limited express (Ueno to Sendai)

 

 

Local services (AC/DC multivoltage trains – for services north of Mito)

 

 

 

 

Local services (AC-only trains)

 

 

 

Tsugaru Line

Hakucho limited express (Shin-Aomori to Hakodate via the Seikan tunnel)

 

 

 

Ou Main Line

1435mm standard-gauge section 

Akita Shinkansen Komachi services (via Tohoku Shinkansen)

 

 

Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa services (via Tohoku Shinkansen)

 

 

 

 

“Yamagata Line” (Yamagata-Shinjo) standard gauge services

 

 

1067mm narrow-gauge section 

Kamoshika limited express (Akita to Aomori)

 

 

Local services

 

 

 

 

 

Ban’etsu West Line

Viva Aizu limited express (Koriyama to Aizu-Wakamatsu)

 

 

Local services

 

 

 

 

 

Senseki Line (1500v DC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nagano Area

 

Shin’etsu Main Line, Chuo Main Line, Shinonoi Line, Oito Line

Azusa and Kaiji limited expresses (Tokyo to Matsumoto and Nagano)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asama limited expresses (Ueno to Nagano or Naoetsu)

 

 

Hakusan and Noto limited expresses (Ueno to Kanazawa)

 

 

Local services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niigata Area

 

Shin’etsu Main Line, Echigo Line, Hakushin Line

Inaho, Hokuetsu, Kubikino and Minori limited expresses 

 

 

Local services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yahiko Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-region-specific

 

Charter trains

 

 

 

Diesel Locomotives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Revenue-earning rolling stock

Inspection trains

 

 

 

Experimental and testbed rolling stock

 

 

 

Depot and maintainance works dedicated shunters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training rolling stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train icons made by Curoka