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Passenger numbers of private railways in Tokyo, Japan, FY 2018, by ticket type

In the fiscal year 2018, around 1.95 billion passengers used commuter passes, while roughly 1.33 billion bought regular tickets for their ride via one of the private railway companies inside Tokyo metropolis. The number of passengers amounted to 3.51 billion approximately and had been steadily increasing since 2011, from about 2.92 billion passengers.

Public transportation in Tokyo is provided by numerous private, privatized, and government-owned companies. By passenger numbers, other private railway companies amount to slightly less than JR East, which is the leading train operator in Tokyo.

Number of passengers carried via private railway companies inside Tokyo metropolis in the fiscal year 2018, by type of ticket

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

FY 2018; the Japanese fiscal year refers to the 12 months beginning April 1 of the year stated

Special properties

figures include passengers getting on trains

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

Figures do not include East Japan Railways Company.

Figures exclude transit within the same company.

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