For the first time, JR West has announced the status of income and expenditure for each line section for regional routes where the number of users is particularly low due to population decline and corona damage.

All 30 lines are in the red, and the company wants to discuss the future with local governments along the line, including the conversion to bus routes.

On the 11th, JR West announced for the first time the individual income and expenditures of 30 regional routes, where the number of users is particularly low due to the corona disaster, in addition to the population decline.



The average balance for the past three years up to 2020 is for 30 lines in Kinki, China, and the Hokuriku region, where the "transport density", which indicates the average number of people carried per day, is less than 2000. All lines are in the red.



Of these, the largest deficit was


▼ from Izumo City on the San-in Line to Masuda at 3.55 billion yen,


followed by


▼ from Shingu on the Kisei Line to Shirahama at 2.93 billion yen.



JR West is expected to have a final deficit of 216.5 billion yen in 2021 following the final deficit of 233.2 billion yen in 2020 due to the decline in railway passengers due to the impact of the new Corona. There is an urgent need to rebuild.



By announcing the specific income and expenditure, the company wants to share issues with local governments along the railway lines and accelerate discussions on the future, including conversion to bus routes, while taking into account the characteristics of the region. ..



At the press conference, Mr. Minoru Iida, Deputy General Manager of the Regional Symbiosis Department of the JR West General Planning Headquarters, said, "It is a situation where management is difficult and we have not waited to discuss local routes with local governments." bottom.

The average balance of the 30 lines for the past three years until FY2020

JR West announced the income and expenditure status of each line section in the Kinki region, Chugoku region and Hokuriku region, where the "transport density" indicating how many people were carried in a day is less than 2000 people. There are 30 lines in total.



The average balance for the past three years up to 2020 has been in the red.


It is the situation for each line section.



▽ From Tsuruga on the Obama Line to Higashi Maizuru has a deficit of 1.69 billion yen



▽ From Echizen Hanado on the Kishin Line to Lake Kuzuryu has a deficit



of 810 million yen ▽

Deficit



from Kinosaki Onsen on the Sanin Line to Hamasaka is a deficit of 1.17 billion yen



▽ From Hamasaka to Tottori is a deficit of 810 million yen



▽ From Izumo City to Masuda is a deficit of 3.55 billion yen



▽ From Masuda to Nagato The city has a deficit of 1.22 billion yen



▽ From Nagato City Kogushi and Senzaki have a deficit of 960 million yen



▽ From Kameyama on the Kansai Line to Kamo has a deficit of 1.57 billion yen



▽ From Shingu on the Kishin Line to Shirahama A deficit of 2.93 billion yen ▽



A deficit of 260 million yen from Nishiwaki City on the Kakogawa Line ▽ A deficit of 620 million yen



from Harima Shingu on the Kishin Line ▽



Above the Kishin Line

From Monday, Tsuyama has a deficit of 430 million yen



▽ From Tsuyama on the Kishin Line to Chugoku-Katsuyama, a deficit of 420 million yen



▽ From Kishin Line, Chugoku-Katsuyama to Niimi has a deficit of 350 million yen



▽ A deficit of 670 million yen from Wadayama to Teramae on the



Harita Line ▽ A deficit of 180 million yen from Bichu Kamiyo to Tojo on the Geibi Line ▽ A deficit of 220 million yen



from Tojo to Bigo Ochiai on the Geibi Line Deficit



▽ Bingo-Ochiai on the Geibi Line has a deficit of 280 million yen ▽ Bingo-Shobara on the Geibi Line has a deficit of 280 million yen

▽ Miyoshi on the Geibi Line has a deficit of 1.3 billion



yen



Yen deficit



▽ Fukushio Line Fuchu to Shiomachi has a deficit of 670 million yen



▽ Inami Line Higashitsuyama to Chito has a deficit of 390 million yen



▽ Kiji Line Shishido to Izumo Yokota has 6 Bingo-Ochiai has a deficit of 260

million



yen from Izumo Yokota on the Kiji Line



▽ Deficit from Iwakuni on the Iwatoku Line to Kushigahama has a deficit of 560 million yen



from Miyano on the Yamaguchi Line. Tsuwano has a deficit of 930 million yen



▽ Yamaguchi Line from Tsuwano to Masuda has a deficit of 600 million yen ▽

Onoda



Line from Onoda to Inoue has a deficit of 190 million yen



, 470 million yen deficit

For users of the Hiroshima JR Geibi Line

Of the JR Geibi Line, where JR West has revealed that the balance is tight, people who use Bingo-Shōbara Station in Shobara City in the northern part of Hiroshima Prefecture have expressed their desire to continue.



Students who use the Geibi Line to go to high school in Shobara City said, "Because it is necessary to go to school, it will be a problem if the Geibi Line runs out. If there is only a bus, the number of people who can ride at one time is limited. So the Geibi Line is a must. "



Another first-year high school student said, "I use it every weekday and wait for the train to return for about two hours today. It's an indispensable route to go to school, and I wish I had more trains." Was there.



Some people who rarely use the Geibi Line in their daily lives have asked for their survival.



A teenage student who goes to a university in Shobara city said, "I often use the bus in my daily life, but when I go home to my parents' house in Okayama, I use the Geibi line. I want to contribute to sales. "



A woman in her 60s said, "I miss using it every day when I was in high school. I usually use a car now, but I think it will be a problem if I get older and can't get in the car. And I want you to keep it somehow. "

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