Operation Area Network
The JR-West railway network extends over a total distance of 5,007.1 km, covering 18 prefectures. With the objective of enhancing safety, the JR-West Group is united in action to implement its Safety Think-and-Act Plan 2017. Meanwhile, to ensure that our railway inspires trust and a sense of reliability in the customer, we work to instill an ethos of customer satisfaction, to deliver convenient and user-friendly facilities, and to improve the quality of our customer-facing operations.
Map of Rail Lines in Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Area
Travel Times for Major Routes of the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen
(As of March 14, 2015)
|Shin-Ōsaka - Okayama||44min|
|Shin-Ōsaka - Hiroshima||1h19min|
|Shin-Ōsaka - Hakata||2h22min|
|Shin-Ōsaka - Kumamoto||2h58min|
|Shin-Ōsaka - Kagoshima-chūō||3h42min|
|Okayama - Tōkyō||3h9min|
|Hiroshima - Tōkyō||3h44min|
|Hakata - Tōkyō||4h47min|
* Fastest travel times are shown.
The Hokuriku Shinkansen commenced operation between Kanazawa and Nagano on March 14, 2015. (JR-West operates the section extending from Kanazawa to Jōetsu-Myōkō.)
The following trains run on the JR-West section of the line.
|Kagayaki||Between Kanazawa and Tōkyō (Express)||10 round trips|
|Hakutaka||Between Kanazawa and Tōkyō (Local)||14 round trips|
|Tsurugi||Between Kanazawa and Toyama (Shuttle)||18 round trips|
* Note: Number of regularly scheduled trains. The Hakutaka, counted separately, makes one round trip daily between Kanazawa and Nagano.