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Number of passengers carried via JR East in Tokyo, Japan, FY 2018, by railway line

In the fiscal year 2018, the Yamanote Line was the most frequented railway line of East Japan Railways inside Tokyo metropolis, with 1.05 billion passengers getting on trains. It was followed by the Chuo Line, which had traffic of around 744.09 million passengers. The total number of passengers amounted to roughly 3.51 billion passengers.

Public transportation in Tokyo is provided by numerous private, privatized, and government-owned companies. JR East is the leading train operator in Tokyo. It was incorporated after the break-up of the state-owned Japanese National Railways (JNR) in the 1980s, achieving full privatization in 2002.

Number of passengers carried via East Japan Railways Company (JR East) inside Tokyo metropolis in the fiscal year 2018, by railway line

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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

passengers getting on trains

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

Figures exclude transfers within Japan Railways lines.

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