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Urban Transportation

Connecting railways, buses, and taxis to provide a variety of transportation services that realize safety, reliability, and comfort

We provide a variety of safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation services by connecting railways, buses, and taxis through a large network centred on two companies—Hankyu Corporation and Hanshin Electric Railway.
In addition, we are enhancing the value of line-side areas by realizing synergistic benefits through the integrated management of transportation advertising and retail businesses, which operate merchandising facilities inside and near railway stations to increase their convenience.

Railway operations

These operations form a network in the Kansai area that centres on the railway lines of Hankyu Corporation and Hanshin Electric Railway. Hankyu Corporation's railway lines link Osaka (Umeda) with Kobe, Takarazuka, and Kyoto. Meanwhile, Hanshin Electric Railway is the only private (non-JR) railway operator with railway lines that directly link Kobe with Osaka's major northern and southern terminals, which are Osaka-Umeda and Namba, respectively. The operating kilometers of Hankyu Corporation and Hanshin Electric Railway are 143.6 km* and 48.9 km,* respectively.

* Including tier 2 railway operators

Buses & Taxis

Hankyu Bus and Hanshin Bus offers bus location services that enable real-time checking of the status of buses operating on routes so that customers can use bus services conveniently and with peace of mind. Further, Hankyu Bus and Hanshin Bus have introduced an in-house IC passenger card, hanica, and all Hankyu Taxi and Hanshin Taxi cabs accept various forms of electronic payment to cater to diversifying payment needs. We are promoting eco-driving techniques out of concern for the environment and are working to expand our traffic networks along railway lines.

Transportation Advertising

We provide clients with “value-added spaces.” For example, we have advertising inside trains, railway station-based media such as digital signage, and event spaces for promotions inside railway stations. Based on these media, we are able to offer clients strategic mixes of transportation advertising.


Inside railway stations on Hankyu and Hanshin railway lines, we operate COLOR FiELD cosmetics and clothing shops, Seijo Ishii supermarket franchises, and other shops. In addition, we partner with outside companies to provide a wide selection of shops, thereby offering greater convenience to customers who use our railway stations.

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by Supporting and Improving the Daily Lives of Our Customers

  • Hankyu Corporation
  • Hanshin Electric Railway
  • Hanshin Electric Railway
  • Hankyu Travel International
  • Hankyu Hanshin Hotels