The area along the Koumi Line where this train runs has so much to offer—from the scenery of the highlands and the Yatsugatake Mountains, to the bountiful crops resulting from long hours of sunshine and the difference in temperature between day and night, to the view of the beautiful starlit sky at night. Because it runs along a natural landscape that is close to the sky on JR’s highest rail line, the concept we chose for the train is the “train closest to the sky.”
What does the name “HIGH RAIL 1375” mean? “HIGH RAIL” refers to the fact that the rail line features some of the highest train stations in Japan, such as Nobeyama Station. The number refers to the elevation of 1,375 meters—the highest point on any JR line (Koumi Line: between Nobeyama and Kiyosato Stations). The name is meant to express our hope that passengers enjoy the view of the clear blue sky during the day and the picturesque starlit sky at night from the high elevation of the Koumi Line.