JR East Japan (overview)

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Overview over the areas covered by the JR companies  (click to enlarge)

JR East Japan (JR Higashi Nihon) operates JR trains on the Japanese main island (Honshû) in the three regions Kantô, Yamanashi/Nagano/Niigata (referred to as the Kô-Shin-Etsu area (1)), and Tôhoku. The Kantô area has the city of Tôkyô at its centre and includes the Prefectures of Chiba (with the city of Chiba), Kanagawa (with the city of Yokohama), Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gumma. The Tôkaidô Shinkansen from Shin Ôsaka in the west via Kyôto and Nagoya into Tôkyô, however, is operated by JR Tôkai. In Nagano Prefecture JR East Japan has borders with JR Tôkai. The Hokuriku Shinkansen is operated jointly by JR East Japan and JR West Japan, the territorial border being the station of Jôetsu Myôkô; personnel changes at Nagano. In the north the border between JR East Japan (1067 mm gauge) and JR Hokkaidô lies just north of Kanita at the Shin Naka-Oguni signal post; the Hokkaidô Shinkansen (1435 mm gauge), however, already starts at Shin Aomori.

(1) Kô 甲 stands for the old province of Kai 甲斐 , today Yamanashi Prefecture, Shin 信 stands for the old province of Shinano 信濃 , today Nagano Prefecture, Etsu 越 stands for the old province of Echigo 越後 , today Niigata Prefecture。

 

The JR East Japan lines are presented here in 5 sections:

A1  The urban network system around Tôkyô/Yokohama/Chiba

A2 The urban network system around Tôkyô/Yokohama/Chiba (long distance services)

B   Inidividual lines in the wider Kantô area

C   Individual lines in the Kô-Shin-Etsu area

D   Individual lines in the Tôhoku area (i.e. Northeast Japan)

✳  A1   The urban network system around Tôkyô/Yokohama/Chiba (shorter distances)

> These lines are operated by trains of the tsûkin-gata 通勤形type、i.e. "commuter train" type. They have 4 side-doors.  

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A2 The urban network system around Tôkyô/Yokohama/Chiba (long distance services)  (In my map lines 101 to 104)

> These lines are operated by trains of the kinkô-gata 近郊形type、i.e. "trains for the surrounding country/districts". They have 3 side-doors.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

a  Takasaki     b  Utsunomiya     c   Mito     d   Ômiya     e   Akabane

f   Shinjuku     g   Ueno     h   Shinagawa     k   Yokohama     m   Atami

n   Narita Kûkô (Narita International Airport)     p   Chiba

101   Sôbu Yokosuka-sen    

102   Ueno Tôkyô Line (including the Utsunomiya-sen as far as Utsunomiya)

103   Shônan Shinjuku Line (including the Utsunomiya-sen as far as Utsunomiya)    

104    Jôban-sen (rapid services to the Mito region)

Ueno Tôkyô Line, Shônan Shinjuku Line and Sôbu Yokosuka-sen trains between Yokohama and Ôfuna use the Tôkaidô Honsen via Totsuka.

Ueno Tôkyô Line trains between Akabane and Ueno use the line passing through Oku station.

Another map of lines 101 to 104 (my numbering)

P01  Ochanomizu    P02  Nippori    P03  Tabata    P04  Ômori    P05  Nishi Ôi

P06  Musashi Kosugi    P07  Tsurumi    P08  Higashi Kanagawa    P09  Sakuragichô

P10  Negishi    P11  Isogo     P12  Fujisawa    P13  Kamakura    P14  Yokosuka

P15  Hazawa Yokohama Kokudai    P16  Nagatsuta    P17  Machida    P18  Noborito

P19  Fuchû Honmachi    P20  Kokubunji    P21  Mitaka    P22  Nakano    P23  Toda

P24  Musashi Urawa    P25  Urawa    P26  Kita Senju    P27  Matsudo

P28  Kinshichô    P29  Shin Koiwa     P30  Shin Kiba

B    Individual lines in the wider Kantô area  and

☃  C    Individual lines in the Kô-Shin-Etsu area

D Individual lines in the Tôhoku area

Private railways:

x1   Tsugaru Tetsudô    x2   Towada Kankô Dentetsu    x3   Kônan Tetsudô lines    x4   Sanriku Tetsudô lines    x5   Sendai Kûkô Tetsudô    x6   Abukuma Kyûkô    x7   Fukushima Kôtsû Iisaka-sen     x8   Yamagata Tetsudô    x9   Aizu Tetsudô    x10  Yagan Tetsudô    x11  Tôbu Tetsudô      x12  Yuri Kôgen Tetsudô    x13  Akita Nairiku Jûkan Tetsudô