JR Tokai has indicated that it will turn into a final deficit for the second consecutive year, turning from the previous surplus forecast for the final profit and loss for the year to March next year.


The main reason for this is that the number of users of the Tokaido Shinkansen continues to decrease due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and the recovery of railway revenue is delayed.

According to the financial results of the entire group for the six months from April to last month announced by JR Central on the 27th, sales increased by 14.5% from the same period last year to 386.9 billion yen, while the final The profit and loss was 44.4 billion yen, which was the final deficit for the second consecutive year as an interim settlement of accounts.



In addition, as the number of users of the Tokaido Shinkansen continues to decrease due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the recovery of railway revenue is delayed more than expected, so the final profit and loss for the year to March next year is also up to now. It turned out to be a deficit of 30 billion yen, which is expected to be the final deficit for the second consecutive year.



At a press conference on the 27th, President Shin Kaneko of Central Japan Railway Company said, "The business environment has continued to be extremely harsh due to the spread of infection. Currently, the level is low, but the recovery of Shinkansen usage has begun, so safe and stable transportation is our top priority. We will strive for recovery and act as a means of transportation. "

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