Number of machines

The following chart is a transitioin of numbers of machines in Japan since 1988.

There were years in which the number of installations grew steadily because of automating in the Tokyo metropolitan area and JR comapnies, but nowadays the number of increase has been slowing down.

Transitioin of numbers
Transitioin of numbers

Breakdown of the installation number in 2018 is as follows.

OrganizationStationsNumber of machines
JR Hokkaido65422
JR West8564,971
JR Central166939
JR West5873,655
JR Shikoku1467
JR Kyushu2961,233

(Source: "Railway statistics annual report")

(Updated on 2021/10/21)