817 series

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817 series
817 V029 20111004.jpg
Nagasaki-based 817-0 series set V029, October 2011
In service 2001–Present
Manufacturer Hitachi
Family name Hitachi A-train
Replaced 457 series, 475 series, 717 series
Constructed 2001–
Number built 139 vehicles (65 sets)
Number in service 139 vehicles (65 sets)
Formation 2/3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers V001-V031, V101-114, V1101-1104, V2001-2007, V3000-3009
Operator JR Kyushu
Depot(s) Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Minami-Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Nōgata
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,994 mm (9 ft 9.9 in)
Height 4,096 mm (13 ft 5.3 in)
Floor height 1,115 mm (3 ft 7.9 in)[1]
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)[2]
Electric system(s) 20 kV AC 60 Hz
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Multiple working 811/813/815 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 817 series is an AC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on commuter and local services by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Japan since 2001. The design was based on the earlier 815 series, with transverse seating replacing the previous longitudinal seating,[2] although later variants reverted to longitudinal seating.

Variants[edit]

There are five sub-series variants, 817-0, 817-1000, 817-1100, 817-2000, and 817-3000 series, allocated to five depots, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Minami-Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Nōgata. The trains carry large colour-coded stickers next to the passenger doors according to the depot.[3][4]

  •      Kagoshima (817-0 series): Blue
  •      Kumamoto (817-0 series): Green
  •      Minami-Fukuoka (817-3000 series): Orange
  •      Nagasaki (817-0 series): Red
  •      Nōgata (817-1000, 817-1100, 817-2000 series): Yellow

817-0 series[edit]

Nagasaki-based 817-0 series set V031, March 2013

31 2-car sets (V001 to V031) were delivered to Minami-Fukuoka and Nōgata depots between August September 2001 for use on the newly electrified Fukuhoku Yutaka Line, Nagasaki Main Line, and Sasebo Line.[1]

The 31 sets were later reallocated to Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Nagasaki depots from 2003 following the arrival of 817-1000 series sets.[3]

Formation[edit]

Numbering KuMoHa 817 KuHa 816
Capacity
total/seated
131/50 127/40

The KuMoHa 817 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph.[5]

Interior[edit]

Seating is arranged in a transverse configuration, with flip-over seat backs to face the direction of travel. The KuHa 816 car has a toilet and a wheelchair space.[5]

817-1000 series[edit]

Nōgata-based 817-1000 series set V113, July 2011

12 2nd-batch 817-1000 series 2-car sets (V101 to V112) were delivered to Nōgata depot between August and September 2003, displacing the earlier 817-0 series sets based there. These sets were designed to be able to be lengthened easily to 3-cars sets in the future if needed.[3] A further two 3rd-batch sets (V113 and V114) were added in February 2005.[5]

Formation[edit]

Numbering KuMoHa 817-1000 KuHa 816-1000
Capacity
total/seated
131/50 127/40

The KuMoHa 817 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph.[5]

Interior[edit]

As with the 817-0 series, seating is arranged in a transverse configuration, with flip-over seat backs to face the direction of travel. The KuHa 816 car has a toilet and a wheelchair space.[5]

Experimental battery EMU set[edit]

In March 2013, JR Kyushu converted 2-car 817-1000 series set VG114 to a battery electric multiple unit (BEMU) by adding lithium-ion storage batteries to enable the train to run on non-electrified lines.[6] The train has a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) when running off the 20 kV AC overhead power supply of electrified lines, and 80 km/h (50 mph) when running on battery power over non-electrified lines.[6] It can run a distance of up to 30 km (20 mi) on battery power.[6] The train was tested on non-electrified lines from September 2013.[7]

817-1100 series[edit]

Set V1101 at Hakata Station, April 2007

Four 4th-batch 2-car 817-1100 series sets (V1101 to V1104) were delivered to Nōgata depot in March 2007 to provide increased capacity on the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line. These were based on the earlier 817-1000 series, but with larger LED destination indicators on the cab ends.[3]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of four 2-car 817-1100 sets (V1101 to V1104), all based at Nōgata Depot, and formed as shown below.[8]

Numbering KuMoHa 817-1100 KuHa 816-1100
Capacity
total/seated
131/50 127/40

The KuMoHa 817 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph.[5]

817-2000 series[edit]

Six fifth-batch 817-2000 series 2-car sets (V2001 to V2006) were delivered to Nōgata Depot from January 2012 for introduction on the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line from the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012.[4][9] These sets have white-painted bodysides, and feature longitudinal seating to provide increased overall capacity and relieve overcrowding on the line. These sets feature interior LED lighting. They operate at a maximum speed of 100 km/h, although they have a maximum design speed of 120 km/h.[4] A seventh set, V2007, was delivered in February 2013.[8]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of seven 2-car 817-2000 sets (V2001 to V2007), all based at Nōgata Depot, and formed as shown below.[8]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering KuMoHa 817-2000 KuHa 816-2000
Weight (t) 35.2 28.0
Capacity
total/seated
137/48 130/40

The KuMoHa 817 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph. The KuHa 816 car has a toilet.[4]

817-3000 series[edit]

Set V3003, January 2013

Five fifth-batch 817-3000 series 3-car sets (V3001 to V3005) were delivered to Minami-Fukuoka depot from January 2012 for introduction on the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line from the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012.[4][9] As with the 817-2000 series, these sets have white-painted bodysides, and feature longitudinal seating to provide increased overall capacity and relieve overcrowding on the line. These sets feature interior LED lighting.[4] Four more sets, V3006 to V3009, were delivered in February 2013.[8]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of nine 3-car 817-3000 sets (V3001 to V3009), all based at Minami-Fukuoka Depot, and formed as shown below.[8]

Designation Tc M T'c
Numbering KuHa 817-3000 MoHa 817-3000 KuHa 816-3000
Weight (t) 28.0 34.0 27.8
Capacity
total/seated
130/40 152/56 137/48

The MoHa 817 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph. The KuHa 817 car has a toilet.[4]

Interior[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR電車編成表 '02夏号 [JR EMU Formations - Summer '02]. Japan: JRR. June 2002. ISBN 4-88283-037-X. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d "813・815・817系の番台別特徴と輸送形態" [813/815/817 series subclass differences and operation details]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 50 (585): p.56–61. January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "817系2000・3000番台" [817-2000/3000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 52 (613): p.55–57. May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. May 2010. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1. 
  6. ^ a b c "JR九州 電池で走る電車、実証試験へ ローカル線の体質改善に期待" [JR Kyushu to test train running on batteries - hopes to improve local line service quality]. MSN Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "817系蓄電池車両が日田彦山線で試運転" [817 series battery unit test run on Hitahiko Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e JR電車編成表 2013夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2013]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. May 2013. p. 216-218. ISBN 978-4-330-37313-3. 
  9. ^ a b "甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表" [Train Delivery Schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 41 (334): p.125. February 2012.