This third sector company took over operation of the former JR East Shin-Etsu main line between Karuizawa and Shinonoi in 1997 following opening of the Nagano Shinkansen. Services run to Nagano over JR East tracks. It also took over operation of the Shin Etsu main line between Nagano and Myoko Kogen following opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in March 2015.

Address
1-3-39 Tokida
Ueda-shi Nagano-ken 386-0018
Japan
Phone
+81 268 21 4700
Fax
+81 268 21 4703
Website
www.shinanorailway.co.jp

Traffic

Passenger journeys:
10.3 million
Passenger-km:
159.2 million
Information year:
2014

Company size

No. of employees:
267
Gauge:
1067 mm
Length:
102 km
Electrification
102 km - 1.5 kV, DC
Rolling stock
59 EMU cars