Railway Transport in Japan
2. Today I want to talk about Japanese railway.TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT JAPANESE
3. Rail transport in Japan is a major means of passenger transport, especially for mass and high-speed travel between major citiesRAIL TRANSPORT IN JAPAN IS A MAJOR MEANS OF PASSENGER
TRANSPORT, ESPECIALLY FOR MASS AND HIGH-SPEED TRAVEL BETWEEN
MAJOR CITIES AND FOR COMMUTER TRANSPORT IN URBAN AREAS.
4. It is used relatively little for freight transport.IT IS USED RELATIVELY LITTLE FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORT.
5. The privatised network is highly efficient, requiring few subsidies and running extremely punctually.THE PRIVATISED NETWORK IS HIGHLY EFFICIENT, REQUIRING FEW
SUBSIDIES AND RUNNING EXTREMELY PUNCTUALLY.
6. Rail transport services in Japan are provided by more than 100 (One hundred) private companies, including: Six Japan RailwaysRAIL TRANSPORT
JAPAN ARE PROVIDED BY MORE THAN 100 (ONE HUNDRED)
PRIVATE COMPANIES, INCLUDING:
SIX JAPAN RAILWAYS GROUP (JR) REGIONAL COMPANIES (STATE OWNED UNTIL 1987
NINETEEN EIGHTY-SEVEN) WHICH PROVIDE PASSENGER SERVICES TO MOST PARTS OF
HOKKAIDO, HONSHU, SHIKOKU, AND KYUSHU;
THE NATIONWIDE JR FREIGHT COMPANY; AND
16(SIXTEEN) MAJOR REGIONAL COMPANIES WHICH PROVIDE RAILWAY SERVICES AS PART
OF THEIR CORPORATE OPERATIONS.
7. There are also dozens of smaller local private railways.THERE ARE ALSO DOZENS OF SMALLER LOCAL PRIVATE RAILWAYS.
8. To sum thins up I want to say that railways are the most important means of passenger transportation in Japan, maintaining thisTO SUM THINS UP I WANT TO SAY THAT RAILWAYS ARE THE MOST
IMPORTANT MEANS OF PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION IN JAPAN,
MAINTAINING THIS STATUS SINCE THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
9. Government policy promoted railways as an efficient transportation system for a country that lacks fossil fuels and is nearlyGOVERNMENT POLICY PROMOTED RAILWAYS AS AN EFFICIENT
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR A COUNTRY THAT LACKS FOSSIL FUELS
AND IS NEARLY COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON IMPORTS.