AbukumaExpress

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AbukumaExpress, Ltd.
Cream and green-colored Abukuma Express train at Tsukinoki Station
Abukuma Express 8100 series train at Tsukinoki Station
Overview
Locale Northern Fukushima Prefecture and southwest Miyagi Prefecture
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 23
Headquarters Date, Fukushima, Japan
Website www.abukyu.co.jp
Operation
Began operation April 5, 1984 (1984-04-05)

AbukumaExpress, Ltd. (阿武隈急行株式会社 Abukuma Kyūkō Kabushiki Gaisha?) is a railway transportation company headquartered in Date, Fukushima, Japan.

History[edit]

AbukumaExpress was founded on April 5, 1984 as a third-sector railway for the purpose of taking over operation of Japanese National Railways' Marumori Line, which ran 17.4 km and linked Marumori Station to Tsukinoki Station.[1]

The Marumori Line was reopened as the Abukuma Express Line on July 1, 1986, operated by AbukumaExpress.[1] The Abukuma Express Line was extended to Fukushima Station in the south from July 1, 1988.[1]

Operations[edit]

Main article: Abukuma Express Line

AbukumaExpress operates the Abukuma Express Line, which runs 54.9 km from Fukushima Station in the south to Tsukinoki Station in the north.

Ownership[edit]

The shareholders of AbukumaExpress consist primarily of local and prefectural governments.

Shareholder Number of shares Percentage of shares
Fukushima Prefecture 8,400 28.0%
Miyagi Prefecture 7,680 25.6%
Fukushima Transportation 6,000 20.0%
Fukushima City 1,836 6.1%
Date 1,568 5.2%
Kakuda 1,504 5.0%
Marumori 1,062 3.6%
Sendai 398 1.3%
Shibata 221 0.7%
Natori 221 0.7%
Iwanuma 221 0.7%
Shiroishi 150 0.5%
Nine unnamed shareholders 739 2.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

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