Nagano Electric Railway
- ■ Nagano Line: Nagano — Suzaka — Shinshū-Nakano — Yudanaka
- ■ Yashiro Line (24.5 km): Yashiro — Suzaka (closed on 31 March 2012)
- 1000 series 4-car EMUs (2 sets)
- Ex-Odakyū 10000 series HiSE sets for Limited express "A" (Yukemuri) services. Entered service from 9 December 2006.
- 2000 series 3-car EMUs
- For Limited express "B" services. (1957–August 2011)
- 2100 series 3-car EMUs (2 sets)
- Ex-253 series sets for Snow Monkey limited express services. Entered service from 26 February 2011.
- 3500 series 2-car EMUs (14 sets) and 3600 series 3-car EMUs (3 sets)
- Ex-TRTA 3000 series sets for local services. Introduced in 1993.
- 8500 series 3-car EMUs (6 sets)
Nagano Electric Railway consists of two lines in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture. The original Nagano Electric Railway was built in 1926 connecting Gondō in Nagano City with Suzaka. Later that year, the company absorbed the operations of Katō Railway, who operated a line on the east bank of the Chikuma River running from Yashiro through Suzaka to Kijima. The next year in 1927, an additional line was constructed from Shinshū-Nakano to Yudanaka, and the following year the Gondō terminus was extended to Nagano Station. The segment from Nagano to Zenkōjishita was converted to an underground railway in 1981, and in 2002 the segment from Shinshū-Nakano to Kijima was abandoned due to lack of demand.
The Nagano Line is the main line, with frequent local and express services. It is a major route for commuter traffic in Nagano City and also serves as a link for tourists going to the town of Obuse, the hot springs at Yudanaka, and the ski resorts at Shiga Kōgen. The Yashiro Line (formerly the Katō Line) services are local only and infrequent compared to the Nagano Line since the area is more sparsely populated. Although both lines meet at Suzaka Station, there are no through services for either line.
The Yashiro Line closed on 31 March 2012.
- "東急８５００系と田園都市線のあゆみ" [Tokyu 8500 series and the History of the Denentoshi Line]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbunsha) 38 (301): 12–21. May 2009.
- "長野電鉄屋代線が廃止される" [Nagano Electric Railway Yashiro Line Closes]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
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- Official website (Japanese)