787 series

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787 series
JR Kyushu 787-0-BM5-Kagoshima Main Line-Dazaifu-20090904-154138.jpg
787 series set BM5 on the Kagoshima Main Line, September 2009
In service July 1992–Present
Manufacturer Hitachi, Kinki Sharyo
Built at Kudamatsu, Higashiōsaka
Replaced 485 series
Constructed 1992 - 2002
Number in service 140 vehicles (26 sets)
Formation 4/6/7 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers BM1-15, BM101-111
Operator JR Kyushu
Depot(s) Ōita, Minami-Fukuoka
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 21,200 mm (end cars) 20,000 mm (intermediate cars)
Width 2,944 mm
Doors 1 per side
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)[1]
Traction system Thyristor drive
Electric system(s) 20 kV AC 60 Hz
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Bogies DT400K(powered), TR400K(trailer)
DT901K(powered), TR901K(trailer)(prototype bogie)
Safety system(s) ATS-SK
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 787 series (787系?) is an AC electric multiple unit type operated on limited express services by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Japan since July 1992.[1]

Design[edit]

The trains were built jointly by Hitachi and Kinki Sharyo.[2]

Formations[edit]

7-car sets (BM1–11, BM1–14)[edit]

The 7-car sets are formed as follows.[3][4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Msc M'1 T1 T2 T M M'c
Numbering KuMoRo 787 MoHa 786 SaHa 787-100 SaHa 787-200 SaHa 787 MoHa 787 KuMoHa 786

Cars 2 and 7 are each fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

6-car sets (BM12, BM115)[edit]

The two 6-car sets are formed as follows.[3][4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Msc M'1 T2 T M M'c
Numbering KuMoRo 787 MoHa 786 SaHa 787-200 SaHa 787 MoHa 787 KuMoHa 786

Cars 2 and 6 are each fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

4-car sets (BM101–BM111)[edit]

The 11 4-car sets are formed as follows.[3][4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Thsc M M' Tc
Numbering KuRoHa 786 MoHa 787 MoHa 786 KuHa 787

Car 3 is fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

Operations[edit]

As of March 2011, the 787 series are used on the following limited express services.[4]

From the start of the revised timetable on 12 March 2011, with the completion of the Kyushu Shinkansen, 787 series sets will no longer be used on Relay Tsubame services. The T1 (SaHa 787) cars will be removed from the 7-car sets to form a fleet of 15 6-car sets. These will be used on Kamome services, displacing the earlier 783 series EMUs.[4]

History[edit]

All cars were made no-smoking from the start of the revised timetable on 18 March 2007.[3]

See also[edit]

Media related to 787 series at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. pp. 202–203. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "JR九州 新幹線・特急列車の運転体系概要" [Overview of JR Kyushu Shinkansen & Limited Express Operations]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 40 (323): p.28–31. March 2011.