About Us

History

2010

Mar 13 Introduction of interchangeable use of electronic money with "ICOCA", "Suica", and "TOICA"
Nov 7 Introduction of Series 189 new model to "Hamakaze" Limited Express

2011

Mar 5 Introduction of new online train reservation service "e5489"
Introduction of interchangeable use of "TOICA", "ICOCA", and "SUGOCA"
Mar 12 Debut of "Mizuho" and "Sakura" direct through service trains on the Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen Lines
Mar 12 Introduction of Series 287 new model to "Konotori" and "Kinosaki" Limited Expresses
Mar 27 Start of use of movable platform fence at Kitashinchi Station on JR Tozai Line
Apr 18 Start of full-time all-day operation of "Women Only cars"
May 4 Grand opening of Osaka Station City

2012

Mar 17 Introduction of Series 287 new model to "Kuroshio" Limited Express
Mar 17 Start of "ICOCA" service at JR Shikoku (Takamatsu, Sakaide)
May 11 Start of online issuing of delay certificate for major lines in Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe urban area

2013

Mar 13 Medium-Term Management Plan 2017 and Safety Think-and-Act Plan 2017 announced
Mar 23 Start of nationwide reciprocal use of 10 transport IC cards
Dec 21 Debut of new JR-West N700A series cars

2014

Apr 6 Closure of Modern Transportation Museum
Jun 4 West Japan Railway Daily Service Net Co., Ltd. and Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., open their first five stores as part of a collaborative venture

2015

Mar 14 Opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line between Nagano and Kanazawa Stations, debut of "Kagayaki", "Hakutaka" and "Tsurugi"
Mar 14 The operation of the Hokuriku Line between Kanazawa and Naoetsu Stations was transferred to semi-public corporations
Apr 30 The update of the JR-West Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2017 announced
Jul 1 Opening of Singapore Office
Aug 30 Closure of Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
Nov 7 Start of "500 TYPE EVA" operation

2016

Mar 19 Start of use of movable platform fence at Kyobashi Station on JR Gakkentoshi Line
Mar 26 Opening of Maya Station and Higashi-Himeji Station on JR Kobe Line
Start of use of elevating-type platform fences at Takatsuki Station on JR Kyoto Line
Apr 28 Opening of Kyoto Railway Museum (with grand opening on Apr 29)
Jun 15 Publication of third-party safety evaluation report for Safety Management System
Jun 22 Appointment of Seiji Manabe to Chairman and Tatsuo Kijima to President
Aug 17 Designation of Kyoto Railway Museum’s No. 233 locomotive as a national important cultural property

(As of September 2016)