Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains in Japan/Style

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This is similar to the main Manual of Style and Manual of Style (Japan-related articles), and is intended to augment them for use in articles about Trains in Japan.

Station names[edit]

The following is excerpted from the Manual of Style for Japan-related articles:

  • The default name is X Station.
  • When necessary, disambiguate by geographical location: Y Station -> Y Station (Prefecture) -> Y Station (Prefecture, City).
  • Stations on private lines that have the same name as other train or subway stations in the same prefecture are disambiguated as Z Station (PrivateCo). For example, there are two stations named Asakusa Station both located in Asakusa, Tokyo. One is an interchange station of 3 different train companies and one is a smaller station of the Tsukuba Express. The major station is default Asakusa Station while the Tsukuba Express station is Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express).

Line names[edit]

Currently, railway line names are in the form Y Line (translated from Y線, -sen). Train lines referred to as Z本線 (-honsen) in Japanese are given the form Z Main Line.

In cases where there are two or more train lines of the same name, the name of the region/prefecture is added after the name. For example, Namboku Line (Kobe).

Note: There appears to be no consensus about line names. They are being discussed at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Trains in Japan.

Rolling stock names[edit]

The following style conventions are suggested for the names of rolling stock articles. With the exception of shinkansen types, however, these conventions are still under discussion at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Trains in Japan.

  • Shinkansen: "0 Series Shinkansen"
  • Diesel locomotives: "JNR Class DD51" for JNR, "JR Freight Class DF200" for post-privatization locos
  • Electric locomotives: "JNR Class EF58" for JNR, "JR Freight Class EH200" for post-privatization locos
  • EMUs: "E233 series" (Rolling stock for private railways should be prefixed with the railway name (e.g. "Odakyū 50000 Series EMU")
  • DMUs: "KiHa E200" where "形" is used in the Japanese, and "KiHa E130 series" where "系" is used.
  • Passenger cars: "E26 series passenger car"
  • Freight cars: "KoKi106 freight car"