3-car sets in "new Nagano livery" at Takao Station, March 2006
|Refurbishment||1998– (for selected trains)|
JR East, JR West (1987–Present)
Shinano Railway (1997–Present)
JR Central (1987–2007)
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||3 pairs per side
2 pairs per side (115-3000 series)
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Traction system||Resistor control|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Dynamic braking|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-S, ATS-P|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 115 series (115系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type developed by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and now operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), West Japan Railway Company (JR West), and the Shinano Railway.
Following information was current as at mid-2009.
Currently used on the Shinano Railway Line.
Air-conditioned version introduced from 1973.
Introduced from 1978 with increased seat pitch and improved cold-weather performance.
Hiroshima,Shomonoseki and Shizuoka area version introduced in 1978. Specifications based on 115-1000 series.
Two-door version introduced from November 1982 to replace 153 series EMUs on "Rapid" services in the Shimonoseki area.
Former 117 series MoHa 117 and MoHa 116 two-door cars converted from May 1992 for use in the Okayama and Hiroshima areas.
JR West 2-car sets converted in 1999 by building new cabs at one end of former MoHa (non-driving motor) cars.
Shinano Railway livery
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