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Federation Railways
Type State-owned
Founded September 1, 1987
Headquarters New Seogyeong Station, Seogyeong, East Asian Federation
Industry Mass transit
Products Railroad and subway transportation
Parent State Office for Transportation

Federation Rail (FR) consists of the assets and operations of the national railway system in the East Asian Federation. Federation Railways is owned by the state and individual services are run by independent operators. Federation Rail operates all inter-city rail service and most regional passenger rail services in the East Asian Federation, except for northeast China, where services are still provided by China Railways/High-speed pending incorporation into Federation Railways. Federation Rail is overseen by the State Office for Transportation.

History

Federation Rail was formed a merger of Korean National Railroad and Japanese National Railways, following the implementation of an integration plan started soon after the chartering of the East Asian Federation. The merger was completed on September 1, 1987. The integration of the two state-owned companies was the initial step in a program to modernize and expand high-speed rail coverage throughout the country.

Following Taiwan's addition to the Federation in 2010, the Taiwan Railway Administration and Taiwan High-Speed Rail came under the control of Federation Rail. Work is currently underway to standardize the gauge of TRA's lines, upgrading them from narrow to standard. China Railways High-speed is expected to be integrated by the end of 2011.

Services

Trans-Asia

Trans-Asia service, jointly operated by Federation Rail and China Railways High-speed, connects Seogyeong with Saigon via Beijing. Trans-Asia service runs on the Trans-Asia Rail Line, with conventional high-speed trains travelling at a maximum operational speed of 350 km/h. All Trans-Asia services operate between Seogyeong and Saigon. Trans-Asia expresses make a total of four stops. Trans-Asia limited services make a total of six stops. Trans-Asia locals make all stops.

Interregional High-Speed

Interregional service is provided on the New Main Line, by maglev trains travelling at a maximum operational speed of 500 km/h. There are four classes of Interregional service. Trans-Asia Interregional limited express trains travel between New Seogyeong and Tokyo, making a total of seven stops. Interregional express trains travel between New Seogyeong and Sapporo, making a total of 17 stops. Interregional limited trains travel between Sinuiju and Sapporo, and make all 32 stops on the New Main Line.

High-Speed Rail

The regional high-speed network services (Taiwan High-Speed on Taiwan, Korea Train Express in North and South Korea, and Shinkansen in Japan) provide high-speed service between major cities at speeds of up to 350 km/h. The Taiwan High-Speed operates between Taipei and Zuoying, making a total of eight stops.

Express Trains

Express trains are trains that run the length of a line, stopping only at major stations along the route. Express trains are faster than Rapid and Local trains, but are slower than High-Speed trains. An example would be the Gyeongui Line Express from Sinuiju to Seoul, stopping at Sinuiju, New Seogyeong, Seogyeong, Kaesong, and Seoul. Express trains are all-reserved.

Rapid Trains

Rapid trains are trains that make more stops than Express trains, but do not stop at every station. Rapid trains are faster than local trains, and are popular among long-distance commuters. An example would be the Gyeongui Line Rapid from Sinuiju to Seoul, stopping at Sinuiju, Kusong, Chongju, Sunchon, North Capital Airport, New Seogyeong, Hwanggumbol, Seogyeong, Taedong River, Sariwon, Kaesong, Dorasan, Munsan, Digital Media City, and Seoul.

Local Trains

Local trains are the slowest level of inter-city service provided by Federation Rail. Local trains stop at every station along a line, and as such take a considerable amount of time to travel between termini. Local trains are the cheapest long-distance trains, and often have cars configured to include extra standing space for commuters.

Commuter Trains

Commuter trains are trains operating inside of metropolitan areas to provide short-distance commuter service to major cities. Commuter rail service is provided in Busan, Fukuoka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sendai, Seogyeong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei.

Network

This is a list of all of the main lines in the Federation Rail network. Branches are in parentheses.

Interregional

Honsen Shinkansen (New Main Line) Sinuiju -> Seogyeong -> Seoul -> Busan -> Hakata -> Shin-Osaka -> Tokyo -> Sendai -> Shin-Aomori -> Sapporo
IR Connector Line - Hakata -> Busan
NS Connector Suburban Dedicated Line - Seogyeong -> Seoul
Yalu Line Sinuiju -> Dandong

Japan

Akita Shinkansen - Morioka -> Akita
Chikuho Line - Wakamatsu -> Haruda
Chitose Line - Numanohata -> Shiroishi (New Chitose Airport)
Chuo Line - Tokyo -> Nirasaki -> Shiojiri -> Nakatsugawa -> Nagoya
Chuo Rapid Line - Tokyo -> Takao -> Otsuki
Chuo Shinkansen (2017) - Shinagawa -> Nagoya -> Shin-Osaka
Dosan Line - Tadotsu -> Kochi -> Kubokawa
Hakodate Line - Hakodate -> Onuma-Koen -> Otaru -> Asahikawa (Onuma -> Oshima-Sawara -> Mori)
Hohi Line - Kumamoto -> Oito
Hokkaido Shinkansen (2016) - Shin-Aomori -> Shin-Hakodate -> Sapporo
Hokuriku Line - Maibara -> Naoetsu
Hokuriku Shinkansen (2015) - Tokyo -> Nagano -> Toyama -> Kanazawa -> Shin-Osaka
Honshi Bisan Line - Kojima -> Udatsu
Joetsu Shinkansen - Tokyo -> Niigata
Kagoshima Line - Mojiko -> Hakata -> Arao -> Yatsushiro -> Sendai -> Kagoshima
Kansai Line - Nagoya -> Kameyama -> Kamo -> FR Namba
Kisei Line - Kameyama -> Shingu -> Wakayamashi
Kotoku Line - Takkamatsu -> Tokushima
Kyudai Line - Kurume -> Oita
Kyushu Shinkansen - Hakata -> Kagoshima-Chuo
Muroran Line - Oshambe -> Higashi-Muroran - Oiwake (Higashi-Muroran -> Muroran)
Nagano Shinkansen - Tokyo -> Nagano
Magasaki Line - Tosu -> Nagasaki
Nemuro Line - Takikawa -> Obihiro -> Nemuro
Nippo Line - Kokura -> Oita -> Kagoshima
Ou Line - Fukushima -> Yamagata -> Akita -> Aomori
Sanin Line - Kyoto -> Sonobe -> Tottori -> Masuda -> Shimonoseki
Sanyo Line - Kobe -> Himeji -> Itozaki -> Tokuyama -> Moji
Sanyo Shinkansen - Shin-Osaka -> Hakata
Sekisho Line - Minami-Chitose -> Shintoku (Shin-Yubari - Yubari)
Shinetsu Line - Takasaki -> Yokokawa -> Shinonoi -> Nagano -> Niigata
Sobu Line - Tokyo -> Choshi
Takayama Line - Gifu -> Inotami -> Toyama
Tohoku Line - Ueno -> Kuroiso -> Morioka -> Hachinohe -> Aomori -> Iwakiri -> Rifu
Tohoku Shinkansen - Tokyo -> Sendai -> Hachinohe -> Shin-Aomori
Tokaido Line - Tokyo -> Yokohama -> Atami
Tokaido Shinkansen - Tokyo -> Shin-Osaka
Tokushima Line - Tsukuda -> Sako
Uetsu Line - Niitsu -> Akita
Yamagata Shinkansen - Fukushima -> Shinjo
Yonsan/Uchiko Line - Takamatsu -> Matsuyama -> Mukaibara -> Uchiko -> Niiya -> Iyo Ozu -> Uwaijima

North Korea

Gyeongui Line (North) Sinuiju -> Seogyeong
Gyeongui Line High-speed Sinuiju -> Seogyeong -> Seoul
Rason Line - Potong River -> Seogyeong -> Hamhung -> Rason
Seogyeong Line - Potong River -> Taedong River -> Seogyeong -> Hwanggumbol -> Potong River
Seonam Line - Seogyeong -> Nampo
Sunan Line - Sukchon -> Sunan -> Pyongsong -> Sunchon
Wonsan Line - Seogyeong -> Wonsan -> Tongchan -> Sokchosi

South Korea

Chungbuk Line - Jochiwon -> Jecheon
Gyeongbu Line - Seoul -> Busan
Gyeongbu Line High-speed - Seoul -> Daejon -> Busan
Gyeongui Line (South) - Seogyeong -> Seoul
Gyeongchun Line - Seoul -> Cheuncheon
Gyeongwon Line - Seoul -> Wonsan
Honam Line - Daejeon -> Mokpo
Honam Line High-speed - Daejon -> Mokpo
Janghang Line - Cheonan -> Iksan
Olympic Line High-speed (2015) - Seogyeong -> Seoul -> Wonju -> Olympic [Pyeongchang]
Suseo Line High-speed (2014) - Suseo [Seoul] -> Daejon
Taebaek Line - Jecheon -> Cheolam

Taiwan

Western Taiwan Line Keelung -> Kaohsiung
Eastern Taiwan Line Badu -> Taitung
Southern Taiwan Line Fangliao -> Taitung
Taiwan High-Speed Rail Taipei -> Kaohsiung

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