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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company
Division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Industry Rolling stock manufacturing
Founded 1906
Headquarters Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Japan
Products Electric cars (including Shinkansen trains
Passenger coaches and freight cars
Diesel locomotives
Electric locomotives
Platform screen door systems
Passenger coaches and freight cars integrated transit systems
Slogan Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.: Innovating rail
Website .html/index/
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
The Kawasaki Rail Plant in Yonkers, New York, USA
The Yonkers, USA factory

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company (川崎重工業車両カンパニー Kawasaki Jūkōgyō Sharyō Kampanī) is the rolling stock production division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Since beginning operations in 1906, the company has produced more than 90,000 Railroad cars.


  • Products 1
    • Japan Railways Group 1.1
    • Major private railway corporation 1.2
    • Other railway companies in Japan 1.3
    • Public transportation bureaus 1.4
    • Monorails & ATGs 1.5
    • Overseas export 1.6
      • Future 1.6.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3


As indicated by the company name, the company mainly produces railroad vehicles. Recently Kawasaki has received orders from customers in foreign countries, including Ireland and the United States. All products manufactured for the US rail market are sold through Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., another division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Because of substantial sales to the New York City Subway and various commuter lines, an overseas assembly plant has been established in Yonkers, New York. (At present, most of the vehicles for the U.S. market are already produced there). A Lincoln, Nebraska assembly plant produces full and "knocked down" cars, the latter can be completed in Yonkers.

Japan Railways Group

Products produced for the Japan Railways Group, or JR Group, include:

Major private railway corporation

Production for the following private railways include:

Other railway companies in Japan

Public transportation bureaus

Monorails & ATGs

Production for Monorails and Automated guideway transits (ATG) include:

Overseas export

Hong Kong Light Rail Phase II LRV cab car and trailer
A Kawasaki train on the Xiaonanmen Line of Taipei Metro
Towing locomotives at Panama Canal


MTA Long Island Rail Road & Metro North Railroad (M9/M9A EMU)


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External links

  • Rolling Stock official webpage
  • Official website
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