Company Profile

Company Profile

Company History

1987April
  • Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) is established.
1988March
  • New stations are established on the Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Fuji, Kakegawa, Mikawa-Anjo).
  • JR Tokai Bus Company is established (now a consolidated subsidiary).  In April automobile transport business is transferred to the company.
1989March
  • New-model DMU is introduced to the "Hida" Express on the Takayama line.
1990February
  • JR Central starts topographical and geological surveys along entire proposed route of the Chuo Shinkansen following orders of the Minister of Transport.
1990June
  • JR Central applies to the Minister of Transport for the approval of plans to build the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line and approval is received.
1991October
  • JR Central takes over the Tokaido Shinkansen facilities.
1992March
  • The first "Nozomi" (Series 300) begins commercial operation on the Tokaido Shinkansen.
1992July
  • JR Tokai Hotels Co., Ltd. is established (now a consolidated subsidiary).
1992December
  • JR Central Department Store Co., Ltd. is established.
    Company name changed to JR Tokai Takashimaya Co., Ltd. in September 1997 (now a consolidated subsidiary).
1994June
  • JR Central Building Co., Ltd. is established (now a consolidated subsidiary).
1997April
  • Running tests start on the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line.
1997October
  • JR Central lists on the first section of the Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges and also the Kyoto Stock Exchange (merged with the Osaka Stock Exchange in March 2001).
1999March
  • Series 700 is introduced to "Nozomi" on the Tokaido Shinkansen.
1999December
  • Construction of JR Central Towers is completed.
2000March
  • JR Nagoya Takashimaya opens (operated by JR Tokai Takashimaya Co., Ltd.).
2000May
  • Nagoya Marriot Associa Hotel opens (operated by JR Tokai Hotels Co., Ltd.).
2001March
  • JR Tokai Real Estate Co., Ltd. is established (now a consolidated subsidiary).
2001December
  • JR Central is excluded from the jurisdiction of the JR Law through the enactment of amendment to the JR Law.
2002July
  • A new research center is constructed at Komaki City in Aichi Prefecture.
2003October
  • The new Shinagawa Shinkansen station opens. The timetable is drastically revised by the upgrading of the maximum speed on all Tokaido Shinkansen trains to 270km/h.
2005July
  • The Japan National Railways (JNR) Settlement Headquarters, an independent division within the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT), sells 600,000 shares in JR Central.
2006March
  • New Automatic Train Control (ATC) system is introduced into the Tokaido Shinkansen.
2006April
  • JR Central repurchases 268,686 shares of its common stock.
  • The JNR Settlement Headquarters within the JRTT completes the sale of its entire shares in JR Central by selling 286,071 shares of common stock of the company.
2007January
  • Application for changes of "Yamanashi Test Line Construction Plan" is approved by the Minster of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
2007July
  • JR Central introduced the new Series N700 for "Nozomi" services.
2008October
  • JR Central made Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary.
  • JR Central submitted a report to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (the “MinisterE concerning topographical and geological surveys of the Chuo Shinkansen.
2008December
  • JR Central started to conduct four surveys related to the Chuo Shinkansen received from the Minister.
2009May
  • JR Central cancelled 90,000 shares of treasury stock.
2009December
  • JR Central submitted a report to the Minister concerning the four surveys related to Chuo Shinkansen which we received instructions to implement from the Minister in 2008.
2011May
  • The Minister designated JR Central as the operator and constructor of the Chuo Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka City.
  • The Minister approved the development plan and instructed JR Central to construct the Chuo Shinkansen.
2012May
  • JR Central cancelled 90,000 shares of treasury stock.
  • April 1,1987
    Establishment of JR Central

  • April 3,1997
    Superconducting Maglev running tests begin

  • October 8,1997
    Shares are listed on the Nagoya, Tokyo,Osaka, and Kyoto Stock Exchanges

  • December 20,1999
    Construction of JR Central Towers is completed

  • October 1,2003
    The Shinagawa Shinkansen Station is opened


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