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Tokyu Car Corporation
Japan Transport Engineering Company
Native name
KK S?g? Shary? Seisaku-sho
Kabushiki gaisha
Subsidiary of JR East
PredecessorTokyu Car Corporation
Number of employees
1,154 (2015)[1]
ParentEast Japan Railway Company
Tokyu Car Corporation manufacturer's plate
Tokyu Car Corporation and Budd Company manufacturer plates on a Taiwan Railways Administration DR2800 series DMU

Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) (, Kabushiki-gaisha S?g? Shary? Seisakusho, lit. "Stock Company General Rolling Stock Plant") is a manufacturer of heavy rail cars in Japan, formerly known as Tokyu Car Corporation (?, T?ky? Shary?-seiz? Kabushiki-gaisha). The company is based in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, and a member of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) group. J-TREC manufactures rail vehicles not only for JR East and Tokyu Corporation but for other Japanese operators, including various Japan Railways Group companies and international operators as well.

Tokyu Car Corporation, the predecessor of J-TREC, was founded on 23 August 1948. Tokyu Car was a licensee of early-generation (early-1960s) stainless-steel commuter EMU train body and related bogie technology from the Budd Company of the United States. Since then, Tokyu Car has specialised in stainless-steel body car technology.

On 27 October 2011, Tokyu Car Corporation announced that its rolling stock manufacturing division would be acquired by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and the company cease operations with effect from 1 April 2012. It is to be subsequently split into two companies, Tokyu Car Engineering and Keihin Steel Works. Both companies will be subsidiaries of JR East. The remaining parts and machinery manufacturing division will be sold to ShinMaywa Industries.[2][3]

Name after selling divisions

On 2 April 2012, divisions (were inherited by subsidiaries) were sold and renamed.

  • JR East acquired:
    • New Tokyu Car Corporation (, Shin T?ky? Shary?) (founded on 9 November 2011, inherited rolling stock manufacturing division on 1 April 2012) - Name changed to Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) (?, S?g? Shary? Seisakusho)
      • Tokyu Car Engineering Corporation (, T?ky? Shary? Enjiniaringu) - Name changed to J-TREC Design & Service Company (J-TREC D & S) (J-TREC)
      • Keihin Steel Works Corporation (, Keihin K?ban K?gy?)
  • ShinMaywa acquired:
    • Tokyu Car SPV Corporation (, T?ky? Shary? Tokus?) - Name changed to Toho Car Corporation (?, T?h? Shary?)
      • Tokyu Car Service Corporation (, T?ky? Shary? S?bisu) - Name changed to Toho Car Service Corporation (, T?h? Shary? S?bisu)
    • New Tokyu Parking Corporation (, Shin T?ky? P?kingu) (founded on 9 November 2011, inherited parking machinery manufacturing division on 1 April 2012) - Name changed to Tokyo Engineering Systems Corporation (, T?ky? Enjiniaringu Shisutemuzu)
      • Tokyu Parking Systems Corporation (, T?ky? P?kingu Shisutemuzu) - Name changed to Tokyo Parking Systems Corporation (, T?ky? P?kingu Shisutemuzu)


E235 series, built by Sasutina Car.
Type TS701 truck of Tokyu 7000 Series EMU built under license from Budd Company in the early 1960s
NFTA LRV in Buffalo, USA
Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann DART 8510 Class EMU

Besides railway rolling stock, Tokyu Car also manufactured special duty motor vehicles (such as dump trucks, trailers and vans), which was sold to ShinMaywa.

Some Tokyu Car projects:


Further reading

  • Matsumura, Hiroshi (September 2012). "? 63 -1" [Tokyu Car Corporation: 63 Years of Rolling Stock Building History (Part 1)]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 617. Japan: K?y?sha Co., Ltd. pp. 110-113.


  1. ^ "?-?". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  4. ^ Lopez, Melissa Luz (16 July 2019). "DOTr taps Japan bullet train supplier for Tutuban-Malolos railway". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 2019.

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