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 2019 is as follows.

OrganizationStationsNumber of machines
JR Hokkaido65427
JR West8775,052
JR Central169942
JR West6493,824
JR Shikoku2187
JR Kyushu3011,314

(Source: "Railway statistics annual report")

(Updated on 2024/1/1)