413 series

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413 series
JRW EC 413 series B9.jpg
Set B9, August 2010
In service March 1986–Present
Constructed 1985-1989
Number built 31 vehicles (11 sets)
Number in service 31 vehicles (11 sets)
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers B01-B11
Operator JNR (1986–1987)
JR West (1987–)
Ainokaze Toyama Railway (2015–)
Depot(s) Kanazawa
Line(s) served Hokuriku Main Line
Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Doors 2 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC, 20 kV AC, 60 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 413 series (413系?) is a Japanese dual-voltage (1,500 V DC and 20 kV AC 60 Hz) electric multiple unit (EMU) train type first introduced by Japanese National Railways (JNR) in March 1986 and later operated on local services on the Hokuriku Main Line by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West).[1] The units were built by re-using the underframes, bogies and electrical equipment from former 471 series and 473 series express-type EMUs with new suburban type bodies based on the design of the 417 series EMUs introduced in 1978.[1]

As of 1 October 2014, all 31 of the 413 series cars built are in service, based at Kanazawa Depot.[2]


  • 413-0 series: 29 cars converted from former 471 series cars
  • 413-100 series: two cars (KuMoHa 413-101 and MoHa 412-101) converted from former 473 series cars


The fleet consists of 11 three-car sets, numbered B01 to B11, consisting of two motored ("Mc" and "M") cars and a non-powered driving trailer ("Tc") car, with the Tc car at the Kanazawa end. All sets are based at Kanazawa depot.[2]

Designation Mc M' Tc'
Numbering KuMoHa 413 MoHa 412 KuHa 412
  • The MoHa 412 car is fitted with one PS21 lozenge-type pantograph.[2]
  • Sets B04 and B11 have a KuHa 455-700 driving car at the west (Kanazawa) end.[2] These were converted from former SaHa 455 intermediate cars.[1]
  • Set B11 includes 413-100 series cars KuMoHa 413-101 and MoHa 412-101.[2]


Passenger accommodation consists of a mixture of transverse 4-person seating bays and longitudinal bench seating.[1]


Initially painted in maroon with a white stripe, the sets later received the JR West "New Hokuriku" livery of "oyster white" with "light cobalt blue" lining.[2] From 2012, some sets received the overall blue (color code "DIC N-897") livery applied to JR West Kanazawa area local trainsets.[2] In April 2015, set B04 received the all-over crimson Nanao Line livery.[3]


The eleven 3-car sets were built between 1985 and 1989.[2]

From 14 March 2015, five 413 series sets were transferred from JR West ownership to the third-sector railway operating company Ainokaze Toyama Railway, which took over control of the section of the former Hokuriku Main Line within Toyama Prefecture when it was separated from the JR West network, coinciding with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 297. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h JR電車編成表 2015冬 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 21 November 2014. p. 141, 259. ISBN 978-4-330-51614-1. 
  3. ^ 413系B04編成が赤色単色化される [413 series set B04 receives all-over red livery]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Osano, Kagetoshi (March 2015).  北陸新幹線並行在来線各社の姿 [Guide to companies operating conventional lines alongside the Hokuriku Shinkansen]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (371): p.28-33.