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Jun. 1946

Commences operations as Tokyu Kogyo Corporation Yokohama Works, focusing mainly on the restoration of Tokyu Corporation's war-damaged trains at the former site of navy yard.

Aug. 1948

Establishes Tokyu Yokohama Plant Co., Ltd. (Capital 25 million Yen)

Sep. 1949

Receives an order from Japan National Railway (JNR) to manufacture the Shonan Train and freight cars and establishes its position as a major rolling stock manufacturer.

Feb. 1953

Changes company name to Tokyu Car Corporation.


First Japanese (cicada) stainless steel train (Tokyu Corporation type 5200) is completed


First Japanese (Full) stainless steel train (Tokyu Corporation type 7000) is completed


First export stainless steel train (Taiwan railroad type DR2700) is completed

Nov. 1966

Designated as the manufacture of Shinkansen by JNR (present JR).

Mar. 1968

Consolidates Teikoku Car and Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and designates it as Osaka Plant. Production and sales framework for rolling stock and specialty vehicles are established in both eastern and western Japan.

Apr. 1988

Achieves a production of 2,000 cars for all stainless steel carbody.

Oct. 1997

Registers ISO9001 certification in railway division.

Oct. 2003

Construction of Wakayama plant is completed (Osaka Plant is closed down).


World's first diesel hybrid train (East Japanese Railway companey type kihaE200) is completed

Apr. 2012

Establishes Japan Transport Engineering Company as a wholly subsidiary of East Japan Railway Company (Capital 100 million Yen. President Mr. Naoto Miyashita). Takes over the rolling stock manufacturing business from Tokyu Car Corporation.

Aug. 2012

Tokyu Corporation Series 5200 and Series 7000 are certified as Mechanical Engineering Heritage by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. (Permanent Preservation at Yokohama Plant)

Sep. 2012

"sustina" is introduced as a commercial bland name of stainless steel railcars built by J-TREC

Nov. 2012

Receives an order for Series E7 Shinkansen from East Japan Railway Company.

Apr. 2013

Completes Car No.5576 Tokyu Corporation Series 5050 as the first sustina for domestic market.

Jun. 2013

Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Alstom for the business cooperation in Japanese Light Rail Transit System.

Jan. 2014

Completes Series EV-E301 Energy storage Vehicle for East Japan Railway Karasuyama line as the second sustina for domestic market.

Apr. 2014

Business integration with East Japan Railway Company Niitsu Rolling Stock Plant and designates it as J-TREC Niitsu Plant.


Sustina of the first mass production type for Metropolitan area (East Japan Railway Company type E235) is completed


Sustina of first export train for Thai land in Bangkok purple line is completed


East Japan Railway, Type E001 "TRAIN SUITE SHIKISHIMA" is completed