Kinki Sharyo

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Logo of Kinki Sharyo
Kinki Sharyo built Kintetsu 50000 series EMU
Lineup of JR West Shinkansen trains, October 2008
321 series, built by Kinki Sharyo.
DART Dallas
VTA San Jose
Builder's plate of Kinki Sharyo

The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. (近畿車輛株式会社 Kinki Sharyō Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 7122) is an Osaka, Japan-based manufacturer of railroad vehicles. It is an affiliate company of Kintetsu Corporation.

In business since 1920 (as Tanaka Rolling Stock Works) and renamed The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd in 1945. They have produced the light rail vehicles used by a number of transportation agencies.

Kinki Sharyo is a listed stock on the Osaka and Tokyo Stock Exchanges.


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Kinki Sharyo also produces steel doors, KJ series, for public housing in Japan.

  • LRTA Line 1 Manila, Philippines
    • Third Generation Light Rail Vehicle - LRT 1
  • Railway Transportation in the United States
    • Low Floor Light Rail Vehicle - Santa Clara County, California
    • Type 7 Light Rail Vehicle- Boston, Massachusetts
    • HB Series (informal name) low-floor light rail vehicle - Newark & Hudson County, New Jersey[4]
    • Super LRV (semi-formal name for rebuilt product) - Dallas, Texas
    • LF LRV - Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Seattle, Washington
    • LF LRV - Phoenix, Arizona (to enter service 2008)
    • LFX-300, ameriTRAM™[5]
  • Cairo metro
    • M, N1 and N2 Cars for No.1 Line
    • M, N1,N2 and T Cars for No.2 Line
  • Private railway, etc., in Japan
    • Double decker cars "Vista Car" - Kintetsu
    • 21020 Series Kintetsu Limited Express Electric Train "Urban Liner Next"
    • 23000 Series Kintetsu Limited Express Electric Train "Ise-Shima Liner"
    • 22600 Series/16600 Series Kintetsu Limited Express Electric Train "Ace"
    • 50000 series Kintetsu Limited Express Electric Train "Shimakaze"
    • 3220, 5820, 6820, 9020 and 9820 Series Kintetsu "Series 21" Commuter Electric Car
    • 1000 Series Hanshin Electric Railway Commuter Train
    • 50 series - Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau subway Train for Tozai Line
    • 80 Series Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau Linear Motor Subway Cars for Imazatosuji Line
    • 30000 Series Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau Subway Cars for Tanimachi Line and Midosuji Line
    • Tokyo Metro 05 series
    • LF LRV - 5100 Series Hiroshima Electric Railway
    • 2000 series Fukuoka Municipal Transportation Bureau Stainless Steel Electric Train
  • Prototype
    • Smart BEST hybrid Battery electric multiple unit


  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (November 26, 2014) "Japanese firm plans to build light-rail cars in L.A. area after all" Los Angeles Times
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  4. ^ Fazio, A.E. (Widener University); T.R. Parsons Brinckerhof. Operations and Communications Designing New Light Rail Taking Engineering Beyond Vanilla (Report). Transportation Research Circular E-C058: 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Railway Gazette: LFX-300 Ameritram hybrid streetcar unveiled in Charlotte". Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

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