List Of Private Railway In The World

List Of Private Railway In The World


Doodlebrary

Doodlebrary

April 13, 2024

  • Private railways around the world can vary in terms of ownership, operation, and structure.
  • Some are owned and operated by private companies, while others are operated under various public-private partnership models.
  1. Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group) – While partially state-owned, the Italian railway network has private companies operating various routes and services.
  2. East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – JR East is a private company that operates the railway services in the eastern part of Japan.
  3. West Japan Railway Company (JR West) – JR West is a private company responsible for rail services in western Japan.
  4. Keikyu Corporation – A private railway operator in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Japan.
  5. Keio Corporation – Another private railway operator in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Japan.
  6. Kintetsu Corporation – A private railway operator in Japan’s Kansai region.
  7. Hankyu Railway – Private railway company operating in the Kansai region of Japan.
  8. Hanshin Electric Railway – Another private railway serving the Kansai region in Japan.
  9. Tokyu Corporation – A private railway operator in the Greater Tokyo area, Japan.
  10. Odakyu Electric Railway – Operates rail services in the Greater Tokyo region, Japan.
  11. Nankai Electric Railway – A private railway company serving the Kansai region in Japan.
  12. Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) – A private railway operator in the Nagoya area, Japan.
  13. Kochi Tosa Electric Railway – A private railway serving Kochi City in Japan.
  14. Zigong-Luzhou Railway – A privately operated narrow-gauge railway in China.
  15. Pilatus Railway – A private railway that operates in Switzerland, providing access to Mount Pilatus.
  16. Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad – A privately-owned, heritage steam railroad operating between Chama, New Mexico, and Antonito, Colorado, USA.
  17. West Somerset Railway – A heritage railway in England, privately owned and operated.
  18. Brienz Rothorn Bahn (BRB) – A privately-owned mountain railway in Switzerland.
  19. Glasgow Subway – While not completely private, it operates as a separate entity and is often considered a privately managed rapid transit system.

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