JR West has revealed the average income and expenditure for the three years up to last year for 30 sections where the number of users has been particularly low due to population decline along the line.

All the sections that have been announced are in the red, and the company wants to proceed with discussions with local governments along the line about how the route should be.

On the 30th, JR West announced the average income and expenditure for the three years up to last year for 17 routes and 30 sections where the "transport density", which indicates how many people were transported on average per day, was less than 2000 people.

According to that, all 30 sections were in the red, and the total deficit was over 24.7 billion yen.

The deficit amount is almost the same as the average income and expenditure for the three years until fiscal 2020, which was announced by the company in April this year, but the company says that the situation is difficult as income continues to decline.

The largest deficit is

3.5 billion yen from Izumo City to Masuda on the Sanin Line, followed by 2.95 billion yen


Shingu to Shirahama on the Kisei Line.

JR West believes that the impact of the new coronavirus and the declining population along the line are the main factors, and we would like to proceed with discussions with local governments along the line on how the route should be.

Regarding local routes that continue to be in the red, a national review committee will set up a new council centered on the national government in July this year, targeting sections with a "transport density" of less than 1,000 people. We are summarizing our recommendations.

What is the status of each line with a decrease in “transportation density”?

The average operating profit and loss for the 3 years up to last fiscal year for the 30 railway lines whose "transportation density", which indicates the average number of people carried per day announced by JR West, is less than 2,000 people, is as follows. increase.

▽Obama Line from Tsuruga to Higashi-Maizuru has a deficit of 1.59 billion yen

▽Kuzuryu Line from Echizen Hanado to Kuzuryuko has a deficit of 810 million yen

▽Oito Line from Minami Otari to Itoigawa has a deficit of 630 million yen It is

▽From Kinosaki Onsen on the San'in Line to Hamasaka had a deficit of 1.07 billion yen.

▽From Hamasaka to Tottori was a deficit of 730 million yen.

▽ Masuda from Izumo City has a deficit of 3.5 billion yen, which is the largest deficit announced this time.

▽ Masuda to Nagato City was 1.24 billion yen

▽ Nagato City to Ogushi and Senzaki was a deficit of 900 million yen.

▽ Kansai Line from Kameyama to Kamo has a deficit of 1.62 billion yen, ▽ Kisei Line from Shingu to Shirahama has a deficit of 2.95 billion yen, ▽ Kakogawa Line from Nishiwaki City to Tanigawa has a deficit of 260 million yen. .

▽ From Harima Shingu on the Kishin Line to Kouzuki is 590 million yen

▽ From Kouzuki to Tsuyama there is a deficit of


million yen

It was a deficit of 170 million yen.

▽The deficit of 610 million yen from Wadayama to Teramae on the Bantan Line.

▽ From Bitchu Jindai on the Geibi Line to Tojo has a deficit of 180 million yen

▽From Tojo to Bingo Ochiai has a deficit of 230 million yen

▽From Bingo Ochiai to Bingo Shobara has a deficit of 270 million yen

▽From Bingo Shobara to Miyoshi 270 million yen deficit

▽A deficit of 1.43 billion yen from Miyoshi to Shimo-Fukagawa.

▽The deficit of 570 million yen from Fuchu to Shiomachi on the

Fukuen Line ▽The deficit of 410 million yen from Higashitsuyama to Chizu on the

Inbi Line ▽The deficit of 650 million yen from Shinji to Izumo Yokota on the Kisuki Line

▽ From Izumo Yokota to Bingo Ochiai there is a deficit of 250 million yen.

▽The deficit of 580 million yen from Iwakuni to Kushigahama on the Iwatoku Line.

▽ From Miyano on the Yamaguchi Line to Tsuwano is a deficit of 930 million yen

▽ From Tsuwano to Masuda is a deficit of 600 million yen.

▽ From Onoda on the Onoda Line to Kino, there was a deficit of 180 million yen.

▽ From Asa on the Mine Line, Nagato City had a deficit of 460 million yen.