203 series

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203 series
JRE 203.JPG
203 series train at Kanamachi Station, 31 July 2009
In service 1982–September 2011
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed 1982–1986
Number built 170 vehicles (17 sets)
Formation 10 cars per trainset (JNR, JR)
8 cars per trainset (KCJ)
4 cars with a generator hauled by a locomotive (PNR)
Fleet numbers 51–58, 61–69
Capacity 528
Operator JNR (1982–1987)
JR East (1987–2011)
KRL Jabotabek (2011–)
PNR (2012–)
Depot(s) Matsudo
Line(s) served Jōban Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (JNR, JR East)
Jabodetabek Lines
PNR Metro Commuter
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]
Traction system MT60 (150 kW) x 24
Acceleration 3.3 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.3 km/h/s
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Safety system(s) ATS-Sn, ATC-10 (JNR, JR East)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 203 series (203系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan between 1982 and 2011 by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and later by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and currently operated by KRL Jabotabek in Indonesia and Philippine National Railways (PNR) in the Philippines.

Operations[edit]

The 203 series sets were on through services between the Jōban Line and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line until they were replaced by E233-2000 series EMUs, and finally withdrawn from services in Japan in September 2011.

Formation[edit]

The sets were formed as follows.[2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Numbering KuHa 202 MoHa 202 MoHa 203 SaHa 203 MoHa 202 MoHa 203 SaHa 203 MoHa 202 MoHa 203 KuHa 203

Cars 3, 6, and 9 were each fitted with one PS21 pantograph.[2]

Interior[edit]

History[edit]

Withdrawal[edit]

The trains were gradually replaced by new E233-2000 series EMUs, and the last set ran in revenue service on 26 September 2011.[3]

Overseas operations[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Former 203 series (set 51) operated by KRL Jabotabek in Indonesia, December 2011

Some former 203 series sets have been sent to KRL Jabotabek (KCJ) in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Philippines[edit]

Former 203 series operated by PNR in the Philippines, July 2012

In November 2011, four former 203 series 10-car sets (set numbers 53, 54, 55, 67) were shipped to the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in the Philippines for use on diesel-hauled services south of Manila, replacing former Japanese 12 and 14 series coaches.[4] As of October 2013, seven four-car sets had been formed, as shown below, with car "A" at the Alabang end.[4]

Set No. A B C D
EMU-1 KuHa 203-107 MoHa 203-11 MoHa 202-7 SaHa 203-9
EMU-2 KuHa 202-4 MoHa 202-11 MoHa 203-7 MoHa 202-12
EMU-3 KuHa 203-5 MoHa 203-9A MoHa 202-9 SaHa 203-10
EMU-4 KuHa 203-4 MoHa 203-13 MoHa 202-10 SaHa 203-14
EMU-5 KuHa 203-3 MoHa 203-121 MoHa 202-120 SaHa 203-8
EMU-6 KuHa 202-3 MoHa 202-15 MoHa 203-15 SaHa 203-7
EMU-7 KuHa 202-107 MoHa 203-120 MoHa 202-8 MoHa 203-10
Key
  • KuHa: Former driving trailer car
  • SaHa: Former intermediate trailer car
  • MoHa 202: Former intermediate motor car
  • MoHa 203: Former intermediate motor car with pantograph

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ a b JR電車編成表 2011夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2011]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. p. 77. ISBN 978-4-330-21211-1. 
  3. ^ "203系が営業運転から離脱" [203 series withdrawn from revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Saito, Miko (March 2014). "フィリピン国鉄南方線の日本型車両" [Japanese rolling stock on the PNR Southern Line]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese) (Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai) 64 (887): p.64-72. 

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