|Founded||September 2, 1922|
|Headquarters||5-6 Nanpeidaicho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Area served||Tokyo and Kanagawa.|
|Key people||President-Director Chairperson Representative Director
Kiyobumi Kamijo Toshiaki Koshimura
other related services
|Owners||Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co. (6.8%)
Nippon Life Insurance Co. (6.0%)
The Tokyu Corporation (東京急行電鉄株式会社 Tōkyō Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 9005), also known in Japanese as Tōkyū Dentetsu (東急電鉄?) for short, is a major private railway operator and land developer in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. Its headquarters are in Shibuya, Tokyo.
It was formed on September 2, 1922 as the Meguro-Kamata Electric Railway (目黒蒲田電鉄 Meguro Kamata Dentetsu?), and was later known as the Tokyo-Yokohama Electric Railway (東京横浜電鉄 Tōkyō Yokohama Dentetsu?) before gaining its current name in 1943. From 1944 to 1948, it also owned the companies now known as Keikyu, Keio Corporation, and Odakyu Electric Railway. During this time, it was colloquially known as Dai-Tokyu (lit. Great Tokyu).
|Lines||Sections||Length (km)||Stations||Date opened||Max speed|
|■ Tōyoko Line||Shibuya Station -
|■ Meguro Line||Meguro Station -
|■ Den-en-toshi Line||Shibuya Station -
|■ Ōimachi Line||Ōimachi Station -
|■ Ikegami Line||Gotanda Station -
|■ Setagaya Line||Sangen-Jaya Station -
|■ Tamagawa Line||Kamata Station -
The Tokyu Group also owns two smaller railroad companies (Ueda Kōtsū, Izukyū Corporation), several bus companies and a major upscale department store chain called Tokyu in Japan and stores overseas (such as in the MBK Center in Bangkok, Thailand). Other retail operations include Tokyu Hands stores (except for the two locations in Nagoya, which are owned by Sanko Creative Life, Inc., and operated under license). It also runs a number of hotels under the names Tokyu/Pan Pacific in Japan and formerly owned the Pan Pacific Hotels abroad, which it sold to UOL Limited of Singapore.
Formerly the owner of Japan Air System (JAS, now merged with the flag carrier JAL Japan), Tokyu is the largest shareholder of Japan Airlines Holdings (JAL) following JAS's merger with JAL. The Tokyu Group also owns and operates the upscale Tokyu Hotels and budget Tokyu Inns. It also owns the Book Off bookstore chain in Japan.
From 1958 until 2001, Tokyu also owned the Japanese (now American) Shirokiya department store company. It was the owner of Mago Island until 2005, when Mel Gibson purchased it for US$15 million.
- Tokyu 8500 series (since 1975)
- Tokyu 8090 series (since 1980)
- Tokyu 7600 series (since 1986)
- Tokyu 9000 series (since 1986)
- Tokyu 7700 series (since 1987)
- Tokyu 1000 series (since 1988)
- Tokyu 2000 series (since 1992)
- Tokyu 300 series (Setagaya Line, since 1999)
- Tokyu 3000 series (since 1999)
- Tokyu 5000 series (since 2002)
- Tokyu 7000 series (since 2007)
- Tokyu 6000 series (since 2008)
- "会社概要." Tokyu Corporation. Retrieved on November 27, 2009.
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