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.
These operations form a network in the Kansai area that centers 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
We provide bus and taxi services mainly in areas served by the Hankyu and Hanshin Lines in collaboration with railway services. Hankyu Bus and Hanshin Bus offer bus location services that enable real-time checking of the status of buses operating on routes, and have introduced an in-house IC passenger card, ‘hanica’, to enhance customers’ convenience. Moreover, all Hankyu Taxi and Hanshin Taxi cabs accept various forms of electronic payment to cater to diversifying payment needs. We are also promoting eco-driving techniques out of concern for the environment.
We provide customers with ‘value-added spaces’. For example, we display advertising in trains and concourses and digital signage in railway stations, and host event spaces for promotions inside railway stations. Based on these media, we are able to offer 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.