719 series

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719 series
JRE EC719 nagamachi sta 20081018.jpg
719-0 series, July 2008
In service 1989–Present
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Formation 2-cars per set
Operator JR East
Depot(s) Sendai, Yamagata
Line(s) served Tōhoku Main Line, Ōu Main Line, Senzan Line, Ban'etsu West Line
Car body construction Stainless steel
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Weight 73.5 t (162,000 lb) per set (719-0 series)
72.0 t (159,000 lb) per set (719-5000 series)
Traction system Thyristor drive
Electric system(s) 20 kV AC (50Hz)
Current collection method overhead catenary
Safety system(s) ATS-Ps (719-0 series)
ATS-P (719-5000 series)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (719-0 series)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (719-5000 series)
719 series of West Ban'etsu Line

The 719 series (719系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1989 by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on services in the Miyagi, Yamagata and Fukushima area.[1]


Built jointly by Nippon Sharyo and Tokyu Car,[2] the type is based on the 211 series EMU design, with all units are formed as 2-car sets.[1]


  • 719-0 series (Some sets reliveried in "Akabe" colour scheme for Ban'etsu West Line services)
  • 719-5000 series



  1. ^ a b JR East 719 Series (Japanese)
  2. ^ Saka, Masahiro (March 2014). "JR第1世代の車両・現況と概要" [JR 1st-generation rolling stock: Current situation and overview]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 43 (359): p.22. 

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